to download instructions and an application in PDF format.
Specific questions regarding administration of the Wheelwright
Traveling Fellowship should be directed to:
Wheelwright Traveling Fellowship Coordinator
Department of Architecture
Harvard University Graduate School of Design
48 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
- In selecting recipients, the council shall be guided by whether
or not the award would be an effective means of broadening the
individual's horizons. The fellowship shall be awarded primarily
as a means of encouraging the development of promising individuals
rather than as a reward or honor for professional success.
- Any individual who has been awarded a degree in architecture
or architecture in urban design from the Harvard University
Graduate School of Design is eligible. The amount of the fellowship
is equivalent to the annual income from the original $100,000
gift. A stipend of approximately $60,000 will be awarded this
academic year to one individual selected by a vote of the Architecture
Department faculty following review of all applications.
- Deadline for all materials — Friday, April 1, 2011. Fellowship
notification will take place in May 2011.
- Although the award is to provide recipients with financial
support for approximately one year of study and travel abroad,
some latitude is allowed concerning the length of stay. Award
funds are made available to the recipient for a maximum of two
years beginning on the date of notification. Although the recipient
need not remain abroad continuously, he or she is expected to
spend a minimum of six consecutive months abroad pursuing a
course of study.
- Applicants are free to select their study topic. They are
asked to define and note in their application any initial preparations
made. This would include whether the nature of their study requires
knowledge of a foreign language and, if so, what degree of proficiency
they have achieved. Applicants should describe why foreign travel
is necessary and consider whether a brief period of study within
the United States as a prelude to their foreign travel would
- Of the four letters of recommendation requested on the application
form, at least two of the letters should attest to the applicant's
capabilities to successfully complete his or her study program.
Applicants are asked to emphasize in their portfolios any aspects
of their work that relate specifically to their proposed study
program. These suggestions are not intended to deter applicants
who are selecting new areas of study. Special allowances will
be made for applicants wishing to develop new areas of expertise.
- Applicants are requested to identify what role they played
in the projects described in their portfolios when there was
more than one contributor. For example, if a particular building
described in an applicant's portfolio was designed in a large
office where the applicant worked, the applicant is requested
to state his or her precise role in the process (e.g., chief
architect, draftsperson, etc.).
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