Harvard GSD Wheelwright Prize 2023 for Early-Career Architects

Competition in Engineering
  • United States, United States
  • Apply Before : January 29, 2023

Opportunity Details

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

Opportunity Description

The Harvard 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: 29 January 2023
  •  Announcing Date: Late spring 2023
  •  Prize Value: $100,000
  •  Target Participants: Early-career architects
  •  Eligible Countries: International


The Wheelwright Prize winner will receive the following:

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


  • Early-career architects based anywhere in the globe are eligible to apply for the Wheelwright Prize.
  • A professional architecture degree program must have been completed within the last 15 years for the applicant to qualify. Holders of multiple degrees may apply as long as their professional degrees were earned between January 2008 and January 2023 (for the 2023 cycle: graduates previous to January 2008 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.
  • There must be some study 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:

  • Present CV.
  • Portfolio (10 maximum photos); each file submitted should only contain one image, not spreads of several. Each photograph has to include a caption and the date. Student ideas may be considered. However, the jury is searching for original work that exhibits design skills. The applicant’s contribution to the work must entail conceptual development or design. The applicant’s position must be clearly defined if the work is collaborative or created by a business.
  • Published articles or research papers written by the candidate may be included in the portfolio. Authored works should be presented in their original format with a clear indication of the publishing name and date (max. 3, each clipping to be saved as a separate PDF file). If the original publication was not written in English, each PDF should have an addendum with a maximum of 2,500 characters extended English synopsis. Create a short (2,500-character) PDF with the cover, several sample pages, and the text’s summary if the clipping is longer than 15 pages.
  • A writing summary of the planned research study (maximum 6,000 characters). The relation of the applicants’ planned research to the modern field of architecture should be stated. What are the research project’s repercussions? How may it affect practice? Applicants must outline their suggested approach and any unique knowledge, aptitude, or expertise needed to carry it out. Strong bids will show how the Wheelwright Prize’s resources will help the project succeed.
  • Three professional recommendations listed (full name, affiliation, contact information, & relationship to the applicant). At this moment, letters are not necessary.

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 Wheelwright Prize, please refer to the Wheelwright Prize’s official website.

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