The Department of City and Regional Planning awards annual prizes to students in the various programs within the department each year.
Applications must be submitted online by May 1, 2019. The application can be found at the bottom of this page. Applications must be complete when submitted.
Applications will be reviewed by a standing Student Awards Committee in the Department of City and Regional Planning and winners will be announced at the city and regional planning awards reception each year in May.
Unless otherwise specified, graduate students in historic preservation planning, real estate, regional planning, and regional science; Ph.D. students; and undergraduate students in urban and regional studies are eligible to apply. Students may apply to more than one award.
- A two-page research proposal of no more than 1,000 words, with a budget and budget justification. The budget justification will not be included in the word limit.
- The proposal should indicate the use of the funds and research motivation, research contribution, and the case study and how you will conduct the research.
- Please include your faculty advisor's name in your proposal.
Addison G. Crowley (B.L.Arch. '38) Prize
The Addison G. Crowley Prize provides an annual prize to be awarded by the faculty for the best presentation of any junior design designated by the said faculty in the field of regional planning.
The maximum request for this award is $1,600.
Arch R. Winter Graduate Fellowship
The Arch Winter Graduate Fellowship provides financial assistant to deserving graduate students towards university diplomas in city and regional planning. Preference will be given to students interested in the history and practice of city planning in the southern United States.
The maximum request for this award is $5,000.
Kermit C. Parsons and Janice I. Parsons Scholarship
The Kermit C. Parsons and Janice I. Parsons Scholarship was established in 2001 to support students in the URS, M.R.P., M.A. HPP, and real estate programs. This scholarship — one at the undergraduate and the second at the graduate level — recognizes the active role of Professor and Dean Kermit C. Parsons in working with all four groups of students. Specifically, the funds will be used for:
Undergraduate honors thesis students for costs incurred doing their research
Graduate students in CRP — M.A., M.R.P., and real estate students — for promising work in areas of Parsons's interests: historic preservation, physical planning, urban design, transportation, planning history, garden/green cities, campus planning, and real estate development.
The maximum request for this award is $1,750.
John Reps Pioneer Award
The John Reps Planning Pioneer Research Fellowship honors the living legacy of John Reps, renowned historian of urban planning and an authority on American urban iconography. A graduate, professor, and former chair of CRP, Professor Reps was designated a Planning Pioneer by the American Planning Association in 1996. This research fellowship supports students on issues related to environmental governance and planning, particularly as they relate to climate change, disaster mitigation, water management, environmental justice, land-use planning, and public policy. Students in the department at the undergraduate, master's, or doctoral levels undertaking thesis, exit project, dissertation research, or other research relevant to their studies may apply. Research funds may be applied towards the cost of travel, data acquisition, software and data analysis, or support for field partners either in the U.S. or abroad.
The maximum request for this award is $1,000.
Portman Family Graduate Award
The Portman Family Graduate Award was established in 1995 for planning students whose work emphasizes the physical aspects of planning. This gift was given in recognition of the contributions which Cornell, the college, and the Department of City and Regional Planning made to the Portman family and their careers, and to encourage focus on the physical and environmental aspects of planning.
The maximum request for this award is $3,000.
Applications will be accepted through 11:59 p.m. EDT on May 1.