Harvard GSD Wheelwright Prize 2024 for Early-Career Architects

Competition in Engineering
  • United States, United States
  • Apply Before : February 4, 2024

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 1163
  • Degree Non Degree Program/Certificate
  • Language Requirement Not Required
  • Fields of study Architecture
  • Opportunity Type : Fully Funded
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Language of Instruction English
  • Application Fee Required No

Opportunity Description

The Harvard Graduate School of Design-GSD Wheelwright Prize for Architects is now accepting applications. The Wheelwright Prize at Harvard GSD is a global contest for young architects.

The Wheelwright Prize promotes innovative architectural research that has the potential to have a substantial influence on the conversation surrounding architecture. They are looking for individuals who can take advantage of this exceptional opportunity to advance a research project that will significantly affect their professional development and the field of architecture. These candidates must be emerging, resourceful, and risk-takers.

Brief Details

  • Provided by: Harvard University
  •  Deadline: 4 February 2024
  •  Prize Value: $100,000
  •  Target Participants: Early-career architects
  •  Eligible Countries: International

Benefits of the Harvard GSD Wheelwright Prize

The Wheelwright Prize winner will receive the following:

  • Prize of $100,000 to fund the desired scientific endeavor.
  • Request to speak at Harvard GSD.
  • The possibility of the study being published in a Harvard GSD journal.

Eligibility Criteria of the Harvard GSD Wheelwright Prize

Applicants should meet the following criteria:

  • Early-career architects based anywhere globally are eligible to apply for the Wheelwright Prize.
  • The applicant must have completed a professional architecture degree program within the last 15 years to qualify. Holders of multiple degrees may apply as long as their professional degrees were earned between February 2009 and February 2024 (for the 2024 cycle, graduates previous to February 2009 are excluded).
  • No registration or licensing is required for applicants.
  • The Arthur Wheelwright Traveling Fellowship may not have been awarded to applicants previously.
  • Wheelwright Prize winners are not permitted to hold several fellowships simultaneously.
  • Only individual applicants are eligible for the Wheelwright Prize; teams or businesses will not be considered.
  • The current professors, staff, and instructors at Harvard GSD are ineligible.
  • Some studies must be done outside the nation for winners headquartered in the US.
  • The Wheelwright Prize cannot be used to pay for college tuition and is only meant for independent study. However, the funding can be used to pay for conferences and seminars.

Documents Requirement

The following will be required of applicants:

Current CV:

  • Provide an updated curriculum vitae.

Portfolio (Maximum 10 Images):

  • Each file should contain a single dated and captioned image.
  • Showcase personal design work demonstrating talent, including student projects.
  • Specify individual contributions to collaborative or firm-generated work.

Published Articles or Research Papers:

  • Include authored works in original format, indicating publication name and date (maximum 3, each saved as a separate PDF).
  • Attach an English-language summary (maximum 2,500 characters) for each PDF if not in English.
  • For clippings exceeding 15 pages, create a compact PDF (up to 10 pages) with a cover, sample pages, and a summary.

Written Research Proposal (Maximum 6,000 Characters):

  • Describe the relevance of the proposed research to contemporary architecture.
  • Articulate the project’s consequences and potential impact on practice.
  • Outline methodology and demonstrate insight, ability, and skills to execute the proposal.
  • Highlight how Wheelwright Prize resources will contribute to project success.

List of Professional References (Three):

  • Include full name, affiliation, contact information, and relationship to the applicant.
  • Letters of reference are not required at this stage.

Note: The documents must be in English.

How to Apply?

The complete application procedure is done online. Submissions sent via mail won’t be accepted. Click the Apply Now button to apply.

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For more details about the Wheelwright Prize, please refer to the Wheelwright Prize’s official website.

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