Usa: The SOM Prize and Travel Fellowship for Architecture, Design and Urban Design

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Fellowship Spotlight: The SOM Prize and Travel Fellowship for Architecture, Design and Urban Design

The SOM Prize in architecture, design and urban design is a $50,000 research and travel fellowship that enables one outstanding student to do in-depth research, collaborate with other designers, and pursue independent study outside the realm of established patterns. In addition to the grand SOM Prize, the Foundation also awards a $20,000 travel fellowship to the second strongest candidate.

Amount of scholarship: $50,000 Top Prize; $20,000 Travel fellowship


* Intent to apply: April 19, 2010
* Portfolio submissions: July 19, 2010
* Winners announced : August 6, 2010

Requirements / eligibility:

* Candidates must have graduated or be graduating between July 1, 2009 and June 30, 2010 with a bachelor’s or master’s degree from an accredited U.S. school of architecture, urban design or design. Attendance at a U.S. school and graduation a must; U.S. citizenship not required.
* Candidates should be academically accomplished, demonstrate the highest design aspirations, and intend to enter the professional practice of architecture, design or urban design.

Contact Information:
Skidmore, Owings and Merrill Foundation
224 South Michigan Ave, Suite 1000
Chicago, IL 60604
United States

Contact Name/ Title
Lisa Westerfield, :
Administrative Director
Phone: 312.427.4202
Fax: 312-360-4545

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