SOM Prize and Travel Fellowship
Awarded by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill Foundation
To help young architects and designers to broaden their education and take an enlightened view of society's need to improve the built and natural environments.
Please see the website for further details external link.
Open to candidates of any citizenship who are graduating from a university in the United States of America. Fellowship winners must receive, prior to commencement of the fellowship, a Master's or Bachelor's degree in architecture. Students are eligible for nomination in the Spring of the academic year that they are due to graduate.
1 grand prize and 1 travel fellowship
US$50,000 and US$20,000
Applicants must submit a portfolio with a proposed travel itinerary and a signed copyright release statement provided by the Foundation. Complete guidelines are available on request and on the website. Students must be nominated by the United States of America school of attendance.
The mission of the Skidmore, Owings and Merrill Foundation is to identify and nuture emerging talent by sponsoring prestigious awards and traveling study grants to students of architecture, design, urban design and structural engineering. The SOM foundation identifies and supports individuals with the highest design aspirations, and enables them, through research and travel, to broaden their horizons and achieve excellence in their professional or academic careers. The foundation's goal is to instill in its fellows a heightened sense of reponsibility as future leaders in the design disciplines by offering them an opportunity to deepen their understanding of the complexities of the built environment.