Architecture grants and fellowships

Access to funding is what makes significant research possible. That’s why we enable, support, and celebrate research through these architecture grants and fellowships.

AIA Upjohn Research Initiative

This program supports applied research projects that enhance the value of design and professional practice knowledge. It funds up to six research projects annually, awarding from $15,000 to $30,000 per recipient per year, for projects completed in a 6-to-18-month period. Project outcomes are published electronically and in a nationally-distributed publication.

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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.

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The Delano and Aldrich/Emerson Fellowship

Since 1930, AIA has awarded a 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.

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AIA Arthur N. Tuttle Jr. Graduate Fellowship in Health Facility Planning and Design

The Tuttle Fellowship supports graduate students and young architects in training, increasing their awareness of the needs and nature of healthcare facilities, attracting talented young architects and students to the field and advancing the knowledge of planning and design for healthcare environments. Awards are typically from $2,000 to $10,000.

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YAF-LFRT Future Forward Grant

This grant supports early career professionals in the testing of new ideas that disrupt the traditional conception of practice, process, and product in the field of architecture. This grant seeks remove the financial barriers to fund untested ideas from early career professionals and advance exploration, innovation, and disruption in the architecture profession.

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