Robert A.M. Stern Architects is pleased to announce the launch of the eleventh annual RAMSA Fellowship, a $15,000 prize awarded for travel and research. The fellowship seeks to promote investigations into the perpetuation of tradition through invention 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. Past recipients have traveled to Austria, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Morocco, Poland, Romania, Scotland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine, and various cities in the United States where they have studied a wide range of topics.
The fellowship now includes an optional residency program, in addition to the travel and research prize. The program provides fellows with a stipend to fund a two-week-long residency at RAMSA’s office in New York City before or after their travel. During the residency, fellows continue to develop their research project with the support of RAMSA staff and resources.
Students in the penultimate year of a graduate-level degree program in architecture or a related discipline at a NAAB-accredited school are eligible for the prize. This includes students in interior design, historic preservation, landscape architecture, urban design, and other programs, and there is no limit to the number of students who may apply from each school.
Submission information and application materials are available on our website at www.ramsa.com/fellowship. Complete applications include a research proposal, a portfolio, and the registration forms, which must be signed by a school dean or department chair to verify enrollment. Applications are due on March 30, 2023 and the jury will announce the winner by April 21, 2023.
To learn more about the fellowship, please read our recently published article featuring a roundtable discussion with the jury—“A Discussion About Travel, Research, and the RAMSA Fellowship.”