Architecture grants & fellowships
Access to funding makes impactful, forward-thinking architectural research possible. That’s why AIA is proud to enable, support, and celebrate research through architecture grants and fellowships.
AIA Upjohn Research Initiative
The AIA Upjohn Research Initiative supports applied research projects that enhance the value of design and professional practice knowledge. The program funds up to six research projects annually, awarding $15,000–$30,000 per recipient per year for projects completed in a 6–18-month period. Project outcomes are published electronically and in a nationally distributed publication.
AIA College of Fellows Latrobe Prize
The Latrobe Prize is a biennial $100,000 award from the AIA College of Fellows to support a two-year program of research selected by jury review. The grant, named for architect Benjamin Henry Latrobe, is awarded for research leading to significant advances in the architecture profession.
The Delano & Aldrich/Emerson Fellowship
Since 1930, AIA has awarded the Delano & Aldrich/Emerson Fellowship for travel and study in the US to a French architect. The recipient is selected by members of the French Academy of Architecture and is assisted by AIA members in New York.
AIA Arthur N. Tuttle Jr. Graduate Fellowship in Health Facility Planning & Design
The Tuttle Fellowship supports graduate students and young architects in training. The fellowship was designed to increase awareness of the needs and nature of healthcare facilities, attract talented young architects and students to the field, and advance the knowledge of planning and design for healthcare environments. Awards are typically from $2,000–$10,000.
YAF-LFRT Future Forward Grant
The YAF-LFRT Future Forward Grant supports professionals in the testing of new ideas that disrupt the traditional conception of practice, process, and product in the field of architecture. The grant seeks to remove financial barriers to fund untested ideas from professionals and advance exploration, innovation, and disruption in the architecture profession.
AIA calls for and supports research across the three scales of influence: occupant, building, and societal. Explore more about AIA’s research goals.