CRP Awards and Prizes

The Department of City and Regional Planning awards annual prizes to students in the various programs within the department each year.

Application

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO APRIL 5, 2020.

Award submissions will be accepted beginning on January 27, 2020. Applications must be submitted online by April 5, 2020. The application can be found at the bottom of this page. Applications must be complete when submitted.

Applications will be reviewed by a standing CRP Student Awards Committee and winners will be announced mid-April.

Eligibility

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.

Requirements

  1. A 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.
  2. The proposal should indicate the use of the funds and research motivation, research contribution, the case study, and how you will conduct the research.
  3. These awards will fund research and exit project work. All other grants (internal and external) you have applied for or received must be noted in the budget justification, as well as funds you expect to receive from faculty supervisors or project sponsors. Funds will not cover wages, travel, or meals and lodging related to unpaid internships (students must apply for a Cooperative Summer Internship Program grant for these expenses).
  4. Please include your faculty advisor's name in your proposal.

Awards

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:

  1. Undergraduate honors thesis students for costs incurred doing their research

  2. 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 $2,000.

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.

One or two awards may be given for a maximum of $1,000 total.

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.

Application

Applications will be accepted through 11:59 p.m. EDT on April 5.

Applicants may apply for more than one award.
Proposal
Please upload a proposal of no more than 1,000 words. The proposal should indicate the use of the funds and research motivation, research contribution, and the case study and how they will conduct the research. Please include your faculty advisor's name in your proposal.
Files must be less than 8 MB.
Allowed file types: txt pdf doc docx ppt pptx.
Budget
Please upload a budget and budget justification.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: txt rtf pdf doc docx.
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