New York Prize Fellowship 09

Fellowships support advanced research and experimental practice that explores, challenges and expands conventional definitions of public architecture. Fellows are based at the Institute, where they generate projects on the most significant issues shaping public life and the built environment today.

Category Award
Type International, Fellowship, Restricted, Single-Stage, Onymous
Genre Public
Country New York, United States
Registration Deadline 6 March 2009 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 6 March 2009 (via Online or Must be Received)
Eligibility Candidates may be early to mid-career scholars or practitioners in the design and planning disciplines, arts, humanities or sciences. Design professionals, artists and other practitioners must hold at least a Bachelors' degree and demonstrate a high level of experience and achievements. Academic scholars should hold a terminal degree as defined by their field of specialty.

Description
Van Alen Institute Fellows' projects are organized into five project areas - Land Use and Development, Forms and Materials, Information and Communication, Systems and Ecology, or Culture and Politics. Project areas serve as elastic fields for newly charted lines of inquiry, and together they compose a flexible 'curriculum' that is structured across disciplinary, professional, and methodological divides. All candidates for New York Prize Fellowships must apply to one of these project areas.

Jury
Kadambari Baxi (Principal, imageMachine and Martin/ Baxi Architects)
Ann Hamilton (Artist)
Thomas Keenan (Professor of Comparative Literature, Bard College)
Enrique Norten (Principal, TEN Arquitectos)
Joan Ockman (Director, Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture, Columbia University)
Chris Reed (Principal, StossLU)
Deyan Sudjic (Design Museum, London)
Sarah Whiting (Principal, WW Architecture)

Prize
Van Alen Institute New York Prize Resident Fellowships and Partnered Fellowships: Residency periods of 3 months in the Fall, Spring, or Summer
Fellowships: Project support in the range of $2,500 to $10,000, stipend ($1500 to New York City residents; $6500 to non-residents), work and gallery space at the Institute, publication in Projects in Public Architecture, and a range of project production, research and programming resources
The Institute also contributes toward non-residents’ travel costs at the beginning and end of the fellowship term, and offers international fellows the opportunity for J-1 visa sponsorship for the duration of their fellowship residency in the United States.

Entry Fee
$50

Entries
Description: not exceed 2500 words
Portfolio: not exceed 12" X 18"
2 Letters of recommendation from professional or academic colleagues

Submission Address
Van Alen Institute
30 West 22nd Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10010
ATTN: Fellowship

Timetable
Award Notification: May 2009
Residency Periods: Fall (9/15-12/15), Spring (1/15-4/15), Summer (5/15-8/15)

Links
Past winners

Organizer
Van Alen Institute

Official Website
http://www.vanalen.org/html/03_nyprize.php