Applications for the fourth annual RAMSA Travel Fellowship were released this week.
The RAMSA Travel Fellowship is a $10,000 prize awarded annually by the Partners of Robert A.M. Stern Architects for the purpose of travel and research. More specifically, the Fellowship seeks to promote investigations of the perpetuation of tradition through invention – key to the firm’s own work. The prize is intended to nurture emerging talent and will be awarded 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 RAMSA Travel Fellowship is open to graduate students in their penultimate year of a professional or post-professional degree program in architecture at one of the 19 participating schools in the United States and Canada. These schools are: Columbia University; Cornell University; Harvard University; Massachusetts Institute of Technology; McGill University; Pratt Institute; Princeton University; Rhode Island School of Design; Rice University; Syracuse University; University of California, Los Angeles; University of Miami; University of Michigan; University of Minnesota; University of Notre Dame; University of Pennsylvania; University of Texas at Austin; University of Virginia; and Yale University.
Interested students should apply to their deans; each school may endorse up to two students’ applications based on their portfolios and research proposals.
The winner of the 2015 RAMSA Travel Fellowship, Michelle Chen, a Master’s candidate at the School of Architecture at Yale University, was selected from a field of 21 applicants. Michelle was awarded $10,000 to travel to India, where she studied the architectural shift from a diverse fabric of expressive design languages to a politically and ethnically neutral vocabulary. Anna Antropova was the 2014 Fellow.
Information and forms regarding the 2016 fellowship can be found at www.ramsa.com/fellowship2016