Deborah J. Norden Fund 2009

The Deborah J. Norden Fund, established in 1995 in memory of architect and arts administrator Deborah Norden, awards a total of up to $5,000 annually in travel/ study grants to students and recent graduates in the fields of architecture, architectural history, and urban studies. The Deborah J. Norden Fund is administered by the Architectural League of New York.

Category Award / Open to Students
Type International, Grant, Students
Country New York, United States
RegDeadline 30 March 2009 GoogleCal iCal
30 March 2009 (Must be Postmarked, See "Entries" below)
Eligibility Students and recent graduates

Applicants should submit in letter form a brief proposal (no more than three pages), which succinctly describes the objectives of the grant request and how it will contribute to the applicant’s intellectual and creative development. The grant amount requested (up to $5,000) must be specified. The submission should also include a résumé of not more than two pages, project schedule, and budget for travel and other project costs. Two letters of recommendation must be requested from individuals who are knowledgeable about the applicant’s ability and project. The fund may award one or more grants; total grant funds awarded will be approximately $5,000. The application process is extremely competitive. The intention of the fund is to support genuinely independent projects that require travel. Grant funds cannot be used for tuition, and grants will not be awarded to support an individual’s participation in an organized program, such as a university’s summer abroad program. While requests for support of dissertation research will be considered, they are not a priority of the fund. Preference will be given to strong proposals from applicants who have not had this sort of opportunity before.

Not yet announced

Total of up to $5,000

Entry Fee

Proposal, Résumé, Schedule, and Budget
Two letters of recommendation (April 6, 2009 is the deadline for only the letters.)

Submission Address
Deborah J. Norden Fund
The Architectural League
of New York
457 Madison Avenue,
New York, NY 10022

Awards will be announced in late May 2009.

Past winners

Architectural League of New York

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