To apply for a fellowship or grant:

  1. Review the fellowship description below.
  2. Unless otherwise stated, you may submit your application online. Please note that only currently open fellowships will be listed.


SAH Membership Grants provide emerging scholars with a one-year digital SAH Individual membership to bridge the gap between the Society's subsidized student memberships and the full-cost SAH memberships. These awards are intended for emerging scholars, regardless of age or employment status, in the field of architectural history or its related disciplines. These grants are funded by the Society of Architectural Historians' Scott Opler Endowment for New Scholars.


The award consists of a one-year digital SAH Individual membership. SAH will recognize the recipients on-screen at the SAH Annual International Conference and in the SAH Newsletter.

Criteria for Application

These grants are intended to open membership in SAH to emerging scholars who are engaged in the study of architectural history and its related disciplines.

An emerging scholar for these purposes is defined as a person, regardless of age or employment status, who is new to the field of architectural history or its related disciplines and has received a terminal master's degree or PhD within the past five years (January 1, 2019–July 31, 2024).

Emerging scholars who are adjuncts or unemployed are encouraged to apply. The applicant may be either a new or renewing member of SAH. The intention of the award is to act as a bridge between SAH's current reduced-rate student memberships, which are subsidized by SAH, and the full cost of annual membership in SAH. 

Application Details

To apply, you will need to provide a current CV (2 pages max) and a brief statement (100–300 words) explaining how the grant will help further your professional interests. Applications open on August 1, 2024. The application deadline is September 30, 2024.