The RAMSA Fellowship is a $10,000 prize awarded annually by Robert A.M. Stern Architects for travel and research. The fellowship seeks to promote investigations into the perpetuation of tradition through invention—key to the firm’s own work—and is given to an individual who has proven insight and interest in the profession and its future, as well as the ability to carry forth in-depth research. The fellows complete their travel in the summer and present their research to RAMSA’s office in New York City the following spring.
The fellowship is open to graduate students in the penultimate year of a professional or post-professional degree program in architecture at a NAAB-accredited school. Now in its tenth year, past recipients have traveled to Austria, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Poland, Romania, Scotland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine, and various cities in the United States, where they have studied a wide range of topics.
Congratulations to Giuliana Vaccarino Gearty, recipient of the 2022 RAMSA Fellowship! Giuliana will be awarded $10,000 to travel to Syracuse, Palermo, and Trapani in Sicily to study the architectural styles and preservation techniques of eight tuna fisheries, known as tonnare.
Daniel Hall, recipient of the 2021 RAMSA Fellowship, will travel to Japan to study the architecture and traditional crafts of the Ryōan-ji, a house located in Kyoto and built in 1450. Yaxuan Liu, recipient of the 2020 RAMSA Fellowship, will travel along the west coast of Taiwan and document the historic Qilou building type.
For more information about the fellowship, read our recently published article “A Discussion About Travel, Research, and the RAMSA Fellowship” on RAMSA Storyboard. The fellowship is administered by RAMSA Research, email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
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