9 Fellowships in Landscape Architecture and Landscape Studies

Apr 23, 2024
Overview of an architect's landscape design model, used to signify Fellowships in Landscape Architecture
The AHO Fully Funded PhD in Architecture provides a comprehensive research environment in design, history and theory of architecture, preservation, architecture, urbanism, and landscape studies.

Fellowships in Landscape Architecture and Landscape Studies offer professionals and academics opportunities to deepen their interdisciplinary understanding of natural and built environments.

The interdisciplinary aspect of these domains can offer enticing possibilities. Whether you’re a landscape studies student with a growing interest in plant conservation and plant biology, a landscape architect passionately researching the history of landscape design, or a community leader interested in how human-centered geography principles can transform the urbanization of your neighborhood — here are some fellowship opportunities for you!

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LAF Fellowship for Innovation and Leadership

The LAF Fellowship for Innovation and Leadership provides landscape architecture professionals the opportunity to spend the equivalent of three months over one year nurturing emerging ideas and engaging in deep thinking. The fellowship is designed as a time for reflection, research, exploration, creation, testing, and developing ideas into action. Annually, 3-4 mid-career and senior-level fellowships are awarded through a competitive application process based on proposed projects. Selected fellows receive a $25,000 financial award and participate in three 2.5-day residencies over a year, along with monthly conference calls. Applicants must hold a bachelor’s or master’s degree in landscape architecture and possess at least 6 years of professional experience in landscape architecture.

AHO Fully Funded PhD in Architecture and Design

Offered by the AHO, Oslo School of Architecture and Design in Norway, the AHO Fully Funded PhD in Architecture provides a comprehensive research environment in design, history and theory of architecture, preservation, architecture and its technologies, urbanism, and landscape studies. The school employs candidates funded through AHO’s PhD positions or externally financed AHO projects and receives a monthly salary during the PhD education period. AHO only accepts fully financed external PhD candidates.

Princeton University Fully Funded PhD in Architecture

Princeton University offers a fully funded PhD in Architecture through a five-year doctoral program. Focusing on the history, theory, and criticism of architecture, urbanism, landscape studies, and building technology, the program takes an interdisciplinary approach, covering various research interests from an architectural perspective. Princeton guarantees funding for regularly enrolled, degree-seeking Ph.D. candidates for all years of regular program enrollment, contingent upon satisfactory academic performance. The funding includes full tuition, fee support, and a base stipend amount.

Interested in more fully funded graduate programs in Architecture? Read our guide to fully funded PhDs and Masters Guides in Architecture.

Oak Spring Fellowship in Plant Conservation Biology

The Oak Spring Fellowship in Plant Conservation Biology is awarded to early-career practitioners, scholars, or scientists working on plant and landscape conservation issues. The award includes a $10,000 individual grant and requires a 2-5 week stay at Oak Spring Garden. Eligible applicants must not be enrolled in an undergraduate degree program. They are expected to demonstrate dedication to their work in plant conservation, exceptional promise, good communication skills, and excellence in their accomplishments or planned contributions.

Preservation Society of Newport County’s Research Fellows Program

The Preservation Society of Newport County’s Research Fellows Program, located in Newport, Rhode Island, offers scholars, emerging and mid-career professionals the opportunity to conduct focused research and undertake projects within specified areas, including curatorial practice, exhibition design, material culture, public history, collections management, education and public practice, interpretation, landscape design history, public horticulture, and preservation policy. Applicants must hold a master’s or PhD degree, and there are residential and non-residential fellowships and short-term and long-term options.

NGA Visiting Senior Fellowships

The NGA Visiting Senior Fellowships, including the Leonard A. Lauder, Paul Mellon, and Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellowships, aim to support research in the history, theory, and criticism of the visual arts (painting, sculpture, architecture, landscape architecture, urbanism, prints and drawings, film, photography, decorative arts, industrial design, and other arts) across various geographical areas and periods. Fellowships are for full-time research, with scholars expected to reside in Washington, DC, and participate in lectures, colloquia, and informal discussions complementing the fellowship program. The program duration is two months and includes housing and a stipend.

American Academy in Rome Prize

For over a century, the American Academy in Rome has awarded the Rome Prize to support innovative and cross-disciplinary work in the arts and humanities. Prize recipients spend five or eleven months in Rome, Italy, immersing themselves in the Academy community. Each winner receives a stipend, meals, a bedroom with a private bath, and a study or studio. Those with children under 18 live in partially subsidized apartments nearby. Stipends for half-term and full-term fellowships are $16,000 and $28,000, respectively, with Two-Year fellowship winners receiving $28,000 annually.

Summer Conservation Science Fellowships

The San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance offers Undergraduate Summer Student Fellowships in Conservation Science teams, including Recovery Ecology, Population Sustainability, Community Engagement, Conservation Genetics, Plant Conservation, Reproductive Sciences, and Disease Investigations. Current undergraduate students associated with a college or university are eligible for the fellowship program, as are graduating seniors who will continue their education the following fall. The stipend amount is $7,000 for the 12-week program.

Thinking of applying for summer fellowships? Take a peek at our Top 10 Summer 2024 Fellowships here!

Huntington Library Fellowships

The Huntington Library in San Marino, CA, offers 13 long-term fellowships for 9-12 months in residence, each with a stipend of $50,000, as well as 140 short-term fellowships for 1-5 months in residence with a monthly stipend of $3,500. These fellowships support high-quality research in the humanities that advances scholarship and utilizes Huntington’s extensive archival and rare book collections, covering 14 intersecting collection strengths: American history; architecture, landscape design, and planning;  British history; California; early printed books; Hispanic history and culture; history of science, technology, and medicine; literature in English; maps and atlases; medieval manuscripts; the Pacific Rim; photography; prints, posters, and ephemera; and Western American history.

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