COMPETITION: Wheelwright Prize Fellowship


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Wheelwright Prize Fellowship

Location USA
Competition type Grant/Educational
Eligibility Architecture graduates since 1998
Latest registration 15 Feb 2013
Submission deadline 28 Feb 2013
Lowest entry fee USD$10
Top prize USD$100,000
Submission format Digital
Paid travel for winner Yes

The Wheelwright Prize is a $100,000 travel-based research grant that will be awarded annually to early-career architects who have demonstrated exceptional design talent, produced work of scholarly and professional merit, and who show promise for continued creative work.

Throughout its history, Harvard GSD has had a strong global outlook, attracting deans, faculty, and students from all over the world. Moreover, a mainstay of the GSD curriculum is its traveling studio, which emphasizes the acceptance of ideas and practices with a diversity of origins. The Wheelwright Prize extends the school’s ethos, encouraging a broad-minded approach to architecture that seeks inspiration from unexpected quarters.

The Wheelwright Prize is intended to spur innovative research during the early stage of an architect’s professional career. Now open to applicants from all over the world—no affiliation to Harvard GSD required—the prize aims 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 Harvard GSD Dean Mohsen Mostafavi.

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