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Society of Architectural Historians Fellowships (Research)


Samuel H. Kress Foundation Dissertation Fellowship - In a joint program with the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, the Society of Architectural Historians presents a $15,000 dissertation fellowship to support dissertation research on the history of architecture and the built environment in Europe from ancient times through 1800. The subject area can include architectural, interior and landscape design, preservation and urban planning in Europe. The fellowship will support travel and research and will recognize important contributions to knowledge both in uncovering new sources and/or in proffering innovative research and framing of issues. The Kress Dissertation Fellowship will be awarded to one doctoral candidate, regardless of gender, nationality, race or ethnicity, from a U.S. institution of higher learning that grants Ph.D.s in the history, theory, criticism or preservation of architecture. Restrictions: research must focus on European architecture before 1850; applicants must be U.S. citizens or individuals matriculated at an American university; candidates must be nominated by their university department; applicants will be expected to have completed all requirements for their doctorate except for their dissertation by June 15, 2008; the award cannot be used toward university tuition and fees; candidates cannot hold another Kress Fellowship simultaneously with this fellowship; and membership in the Society of Architectural Historians is not required, but strongly recommended.  The deadline is usually in January.

The Society also grants more than two dozen fellowships each year to help advanced graduate students, emerging scholars, and senior scholars participate in host of SAH activities including delivering papers at the SAH Annual Meeting and participating in the Study Tours. Many of the fellowships must be newly funded each year. The Rosann S. Berry Fellowship Fund enables an advanced graduate student who is delivering a paper at the SAH annual meeting to defray their meeting costs. The recipient receives a $500 travel stipend and complimentary meeting registration. The Fellowship was named in honor of Rosann Berry, who managed the Society for nearly two decades. The Spiro Kostof Fellowship Fund enables an advanced graduate student who is delivering a paper at the SAH annual meeting to defray their meeting costs. The recipient receives a $500 travel stipend and complimentary meeting registration. The award is named for the renowned historian of architecture and urbanism, Spiro Kostof.

Visit the Society of Architectural Historians Fellowships webpage to learn more about all of these awards.

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