The Daniel Urban Kiley Teaching Fellowship is awarded annually to an emerging designer whose work articulates the potential for landscape as a medium of design in the public realm. The Kiley Fellow will be appointed Lecturer in Landscape Architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design for the 2017-18 academic year. While the Kiley Fellowship will be awarded competitively on an annual basis, successful Fellows are eligible to have their academic appointments renewed for a second year at the rank of Lecturer, dependent upon review of their teaching, research and creative practice.

This initiative is intended to recognize and foster emerging design educators whose work embodies the potentials for landscape as a medium of design in the public realm. The Daniel Urban Kiley Fellowship builds upon the GSD’s history of pedagogic innovation as well as the Department of Landscape Architecture’s century of leadership in landscape education.


Landscape architects and designers from a range of allied design professions who can demonstrate a significant engagement with landscape as a medium of design in the public realm are invited to apply.

The Selection Process

A jury composed of leading figures from the Harvard GSD faculty including the incumbent Kiley Fellow will select the 2017 Fellow. The two-stage competition process will identify a short-list of three finalists who will be invited to interviews with the competition jury. The jury will recommend a winner and runner-up to be announced publicly in April 2017

How to Apply

Please submit the following application materials in the form of a single PDF (not larger than 25 MB):

  • Current curriculum vitae
  • One-page proposal describing the design/research project to be undertaken
  • Digital portfolio of design work articulating landscape as a medium of design for the public realm
  • Names and contact information for 3 references (to be contacted at the finalist stage)
  • Please name the PDF Lastname_Firstname.pdf
  • Submit the PDF by email attachment to
Return of Materials and Usage

All documents submitted through the application process will become the property of the Harvard Graduate School of Design and may be used, with proper attribution, at a future date by the School for noncommercial purposes in any media or format.


February 10, 2017: Deadline for Receipt of Applications
April 2017: Kiley Fellow Announced
July 1, 2017-June 30, 2018: Kiley Fellow appointed Lecturer
Aug 15, 2017-May 30, 2018: Kiley Fellow in Residence at Harvard GSD


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