Harvard GSD Wheelwright Prize International Competition 2020 for early-career Architects ( $100,000 Travelling Fellowship), Deadline : 26 January 2020
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Harvard Graduate School of Design’s 2020 Wheelwright Prize
International competition for early-career architects to win $100,000 research fellowship
accepting applications through January 26, 2020
General Information on the Wheelwright Prize
The Wheelwright Prize is an open international competition that awards $100,000 to a talented early-career architect to support an expansive, intensive design research project. The Prize is dedicated to advancing original architectural research that shows potential to make a significant impact on architectural discourse. We seek individual applicants who are accomplished but emerging, who are resourceful and risk-taking, and who can make the most of this extraordinary opportunity to advance a research project that will have a significant impact on his or her own professional development, and on the discipline of architecture as a whole.
The winner of the Wheelwright Prize will receive:
- $100,000 prize to support the proposed research project
- invitation to lecture at Harvard GSD
- possibility to publish research in a Harvard GSD publication
Background on the Arthur W. Wheelwright Traveling Fellowship
Established in 1935 in memory of Arthur W. Wheelwright, Class of 1887, this traveling fellowship has afforded extraordinary experiences for generations of Harvard GSD alumni. The fellowship was conceived at a time when foreign travel was out of reach for many. The prize enabled several early Wheelwright fellows—including Paul Rudolph (1937–38), Eliot Noyes (1939–40), William Wurster (1942–43), and I. M. Pei (1950–51)—to embark on expeditions that largely followed the tradition of the Grand European Tour.
- See a full list of past winners of the Arthur W. Wheelwright Traveling Fellowship.
- Applicant must have graduated from a professionally accredited architecture degree program in the past 15 years. (Graduates prior to January 2005 are ineligible.) Holders of multiple degrees may apply, provided they received their professional degrees between January 2005 and January 2020. Applicants need not be registered or licensed.
- Applicants may not have received the Arthur Wheelwright Traveling Fellowship previously.
- Winners of the Wheelwright Prize may not hold other fellowships concurrently.
- The Wheelwright Prize is available to individual entrants only; teams or firms will not be considered.
- Current Harvard GSD faculty, instructors, and staff are not eligible.
- For winners based in the United States, some amount of research must be undertaken outside the country.
- The Wheelwright Prize is intended for independent study and may not be applied to university tuition. However, the grant may be applied to fees for workshops and conferences.