The School of Architecture is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2020 Delbert Highlands Travel Fellowship award for alumni of the school. The award amount will total $12,000. View the application form and instructions, and examples of the work of previous award winners here.
2020 Award Announced: May 1, 2019
Applications Deadline: 31 October 2019 @ 5:00pm EST
Winner & Alternate Announced: January 2020
The Fellowship is named in honor of Professor Delbert Highlands, who taught courses in architectural design, design theory, and architectural history from the 1960s through the first decade of this century. He has been widely recognized as a seminal teacher whose skill and understanding enriched the educations of generations of students. In keeping with Professor Highlands’ thinking and contributions to the School, the Fellowship supports the study of collections belonging to locales.
It is intended that the experience of the Fellowship directly support the professional development of individual awardees to the end of contributing to the richness of our surroundings. The award amount will total $12,000.
Upon completion of the Fellowship there will be an obligation for reporting, presentation, and delivery of materials to a Fellowship archive. It is recognized that the form of reporting may vary significantly with the applicant and the subject matter. Recognizing that communication skills and interests will vary among awardees, latitude will be given to the ways in which awardees will contribute results of their travel to the school. Anticipated formats include lectures, seminars, and exhibitions. Ideally these would be timed to occur simultaneously with an announcement of the subsequent award-winner. It is anticipated that the awardee would make a presentation of their project at the annual First Day School Assembly.
Eligibility & Schedule
This award is open to alumni of the School of Architecture. Students in the final year of their studies may apply provided that they will have graduated by the time they would receive the award. Awardees cannot be enrolled in an educational institution during the period of travel. Faculty and employees of CMU, former Fellowship-winners, and members of the founding committee are not eligible. Proposals should be made for projects whose completion is anticipated for the year the award is received or slightly beyond. The Highlands Travel Fellowship is offered on a biennial schedule.