The Society of Architectural Historians’ prestigious H. Allen Brooks Travelling Fellowship will be offered for 2014 and will allow a recent graduate or emerging scholar to study by travel for one year. The fellowship is not for the purpose of doing research for an advanced academic degree. Instead, Prof. Brooks intended the recipient to study by travel and contemplation while observing, reading, writing, or sketching.
The goals are to provide an opportunity for a recent graduate with an advanced degree or an emerging scholar to
- see and experience architecture and landscapes firsthand
- think about their profession deeply
- acquire knowledge useful for the recipient’s future work, contribution to their profession and contribution to society
The fellowship recipient may travel to any country or countries during the one-year period. This fellowship is funded completely by the Society of Architectural Historians’ H. Allen Brooks Travelling Fellowship Fund.
In 2014 the Brooks Fellowship will be $50,000 and will cover expenses incurred by the Brooks Fellow for one year of travel. The award is non-renewable and award amounts may vary in future years. SAH suggests that if additional financial support is needed to cover other related expenses, that the applicants contact their respective university/college, academic advisor, department head, employer or outside foundations to investigate the financial opportunities afforded them. The Award will be paid in quarterly installments….
Criteria for Application
The H. Allen Brooks Travelling Fellowship is open to a scholar who will earn a PhD or advanced terminal degree in the first half of 2014 (by June 30, 2014) or an emerging scholar who was awarded a PhD or advanced terminal degree in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 or 2009 in a field related to the built environment. Such degrees include PhDs in the history, theory or criticism of architecture, landscape architecture, or urbanism; historic preservation; the practice of architecture, landscape architecture and urban planning; or other fields of advanced study related to the built environment including an M.Arch, MUP, MLA or a Masters in Historic Preservation program. Priority will be given to those whose chosen profession is relevant to the interests and objectives of the Society of Architectural Historians, i.e., the history of the built environment, historic preservation, conservation, and social implications of architecture, landscape architecture, and urbanism.
The deadline for applications is October 1st, 2014. The winner will be announced in December 2014 and the fellowship can begin as early as January 1st, 2015. More details about the application process and requirements are at the link above. I think a librarian or archivist focusing on architectural documentation or preservation issues could put forth a convincing argument for this award ….
SAH Membership Grant for Emerging Professionals
This award provides a one-year membership in SAH to emerging scholars to bridge the gap between the Society’s subsidized student memberships and the full-cost SAH memberships. This is intended for entry-level college and university professors and other new professionals engaged in the study of the built environment. These fellowships are funded by the Society of Architectural Historians’ Scott Opler Endowment for New Scholars.
The award consists of a full one-year membership to the Society of Architectural Historians. The award winners will be announced at the Annual Conference and in the SAH Newsletter. Ten awards will be given for 2015.
Criteria for Application
This fellowship is intended to open membership in SAH to emerging scholars, entry-level college and university professors, junior curators and other new professionals 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, who is new to the field of architectural history or its related disciplines and is within five years of having received a terminal master’s degree or PhD. The fellowship 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.
Applications will be accepted for 2015 SAH memberships through September 12, 2014.
To apply, you will need to provide: A current curriculum vitae (5 pages max)
Similar to (but different from) the VRAF Professional Development Grant is the VRAF Internship Award, which is a fantastic way to fund or supplement an un- or underpaid internship in arts and visual resources work.
The Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) Internship Award provides financial support for graduate students preparing for a career in visual resources and image management. The award grants $4,000 to support a period of internship in archives, libraries, museums, visual resources collections in academic institutions, or other appropriate contexts.The recipient will receive a stipend of $3,000 for 200 hours completed at the host site. A professional development component of $1,000 supports conference attendance or attendance at the Summer Educational Institute for Visual Resources and Image Management. The recipient will receive a one year complimentary student membership in the Visual Resources Association.
Who May Apply
Students currently enrolled in, or having completed within the last 12 months, a graduate program in library or information science, art history, architectural history, architecture, visual or studio art, museum studies, or another applicable field of study may apply for this award. Applicants must have completed at least 10 credits of their graduate coursework before the application deadline, or demonstrate an equivalent combination of coursework and relevant experience.
I would strongly consider applying even if your (planned or proposed) internship is only tangentially related to visual resources or arts librarianship: metadata, digitization, conservation, rights management, administration, or plain old cataloguing.
Only one VRAF Internship is awarded per year. Once an award recipient has been selected, he or she will select an institution to act as host for the internship. This Institution must be approved by the VRAF Internship Award Committee. VRAF and VRA are not responsible for matching candidates with a host institution, but will gladly assist with the process.
This Internship Award will be granted during the 2014 to 2015 academic year. The intern is required to work on site at their chosen host institution for a minimum of 200 hours. The intern will choose to initiate their internship in the fall of 2014 or the winter or spring of 2015. The internship must begin within 30 days of the official beginning of the selected academic session of the participant’s home institution and be completed within one academic semester or two academic quarters. Exceptions are allowed by agreement between the selected intern and the VRAF Internship Awards Committee. In all cases, the internship must be completed within twelve months of the recipient being notified of the award.
This language can be complicated: if you’re a recent graduate, why would you need to start the internship within the beginning of a semester? (What’s your “home institution” in that case?) Especially if the award isn’t necessarily going towards internships for graduate credit? Unfortunately, I hold no answers for you; you’ll have to work towards “agreement” with the awards committee.
To apply for the award, please submit the following:
- A current resume.
- A current transcript [this does not need to be issued directly from the institution].
- An essay of up to 300 words addressing the applicant’s professional goals, expectations of the internship experience, and any skills or background that might benefit visual resources. A brief description of the proposed project is desirable.
- The names of two professional or scholastic references with address, telephone numbers, and email addresses.
- Recommended, but not required: Host institution and contact information of internship supervisor.
Application materials in electronic form are preferred and should be submitted as a single PDF file to:
Visual Resources Consulted
- 7/31/2014; Deadline for submission of applications to the VRAF Internship Award Committee.
- 9/12/2014; VRAF Internship Award Committee announces the award recipient for 2014 to 2015.
If you’ve seen a great online art publication or website this year that was created by an ARLIS member or group including ARLIS members, please consider nominating the project for a research award — we’d love to hear about it and reward the best. Nominating a project you’ve seen is very easy: follow the link below and you will use a handy google online form.
Each year, the Research Awards Subcommittee recognizes the work of ARLIS/NA members with two types of research awards: one for future/proposed projects, and another (two, actually) for finished/completed projects.
The H.W. Wilson Foundation Research Award provides funds for members to use for art research in planned future projects
Apply or nominate today. Applications and nominations are due on February 26, 2014.
Guidelines and application forms are found at http://www.arlisna.org/about/awards/awards_index.html#research
REMINDER: Conference Travel Awards – Apply Now!
The ARLIS/NA Travel Awards Committee is pleased to announce the followingTravel Awards for attending annual Conference of ARLIS/NA, to be held May 1-5, in Washington, DC. Several awards are available to students and non-ARLIS members, so be sure to see the full list of awards!
The application form can be found at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2014TravelAwards
More information and a full list of the available Travel Awards can be found on the ARLIS/NA website: http://www.arlisna.org/about/awards/awards_index.html
Details about the conference can be found here: http://www.arlisna.org/washingtondc2014/index.php
Application deadline for all travel awards: February 5, 2014, 11:59pm EST.
Are you an art library student or professional living in the ARLIS Southeast geographic region? Consider applying for the 2014 ARLIS/SE Professional Development Travel Award! Full details on the award and a link to the application are available on the ARLIS/SE website.
The Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) is accepting applications for the 2014 Gerd Muehsam Award. This award is given annually for a student paper or web project focused on a topic relevant to art librarianship or visual curatorship. Current students and recent graduates in library studies, art history, museum studies, and studio art are encouraged to apply.
The deadline for applications is December 6, 2013.
For detailed information about the Gerd Muehsam Award and application instructions please see the ARLIS/NA website: http://www.arlisna.org/about/awards/muehsam_info.html
Past recipients of the award are listed at http://www.arlisna.org/about/awards/muehsam_recipients.html
If you haven’t seen the alerts on the other ARLIS feeds, this is your reminder that the H.W. Wilson Award, the Worldwide Books Publication Award, and the Worldwide Books Electronic Resource Award applications must be postmarked by
today, March 15. Friday, March 22.
About the awards:
H. W. Wilson Award:
Are you engaged in a special research project on art or architecture, visual resources and librarianship? Do you need some help in funding your project?
This award of up to $3,000 supports research activities by ARLIS/NA individual members in the fields of librarianship, visual resources curatorship, and the arts. The award seeks to promote research which benefits the professions of art librarianship and visual resources as well as the broader library profession. Proposals may address the compilation and dissemination of information, translation of original scholarship, analysis of the professions, or the enhancement of access to information. Eligible projects include those which result in original scholarship in the arts (performing, architectural, visual, etc.) or aspects of visual and material culture.
Guidelines and application form are available on the ARLIS/NA website: http://arlisna.org/about/awards/wilson_guidelines.html
Worldwide Books Publication Award
Have you published something wonderful this year? You may be eligible for an award!
This is a call for nominations for the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) Worldwide Books Awards for Publications.
This award is given in recognition of outstanding publications by ARLIS/NA Individual members in the fields of librarianship, visual resources curatorship, and the arts. Eligible publications include monographs, journal articles, essays in collected works, individual journals devoted to a special topic in which the nominee appears as either an author or an editor. The form of recognition may range from a certificate of merit to a cash award of up to $2,000. Nominated works must have been published during the 2011 or 2012 calendar year.
Guidelines and application form are available on the ARLIS/NA website http://www.arlisna.org/about/awards/wwbap_guidelines.html
Worldwide Books Electronic Resources Award
Have you created a fantastic art or architecture website? Maybe a database, webliography or some other form of e-publication? Your project could be eligible for an award!
The Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) announces
the call for nominations for
The Worldwide Books Awards for Electronic Resources
This award is given in recognition of outstanding electronic resources, including web sites, web-based databases and indexes; virtual exhibitions and other online resources by ARLIS/NA individual members in the fields of librarianship, visual resources curatorship, and the arts. The form of recognition may range from a certificate of merit to a cash award of up to $2,000. Nominated works must have been published during the 2011 or 2012 calendar year.
Guidelines and application form are available on the ARLIS/NA website:
Questions about any of these awards? Please contact the Research Award Committee Co-Chairs:
Cara List, University of Oregon, firstname.lastname@example.org
Shalimar Fojas White, Dumbarton Oaks, email@example.com