Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Harvard Graduate School of Design's Wheelwright Prize

Call for Applications

The competition for Harvard Graduate School of Design's Wheelwright Prize is officially open to early-career architects all over the world. The website wheelwrightprize.org is currently accepting applications for this unique 100,000 USD travel-based research grant. Applicants must register by starting their applications by February 15 (there is no fee to register); deadline for applications is February 28. The winner of the 2013 Wheelwright Prize will be selected from an international pool of applicants and announced on May 15.

The prize is an update of Harvard GSD's Arthur Wheelwright Traveling Fellowship, which was established in 1935. For the last 77 years, the fellowship was available only to GSD alumni. Under Dean Mohsen Mostafavi, the school has decided to open the prize to architects practicing anywhere in the world; an affiliation to Harvard GSD is no longer required. The aim of this unique prize is to foster new forms of research informed by cross-cultural engagement. "The idea is not just about travel—the act of going and seeing the world—but it is about binding the idea of geography to themes and issues that hold great potential relevance to contemporary practice," says Mostafavi. 

For details about eligibility and the application process, please see wheelwrightprize.org. For more information, contact Cathy Lang Ho, cathy@CLHoffice.com. Email inquiries only.

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