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SOM Prize and Travel Fellowship


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.

Quantity Available

1 grand prize and 1 travel fellowship


  • Annual

Award Value

US$50,000 and US$20,000

Application procedure

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.

Study Level

  • Graduate
  • Postgraduate

Skidmore, Owings and Merrill Foundation

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.

Contact Details

  • 312 427 4202
  • 312 360 4545
  • 224 South Michigan Avenue
    Suite 1000
    United States of America

More information

For more information regarding this award, please contact the Skidmore, Owings and Merrill Foundation by using the links below.


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