The Department of Architecture in AAP holds an annual competition for the Robert James Eidlitz Travel Fellowships. Established by Sadie Boulton Eidlitz in 1938, these awards are intended to assist recipients in supplementing their professional education through travel study. Eidlitz funding may be used to defray expenses incurred in traveling, including airfare and other transportation costs, lodging, meals, immunizations, the cost of required travel documents including passports and visas, entrance fees to museums and other sites, travel insurance, and other expenses such as photographic film, maps, and photocopying. Awards may be used only to support recipients; funds may not be used to pay expenses of spouses, partners, or other companions.
Funds awarded through the Eidlitz program generally do not fully underwrite the cost of a travel study project, but instead, supplement funding from other sources such as departmental awards or personal funds. Therefore, award amounts will vary widely depending on the scope of the project proposed and the amount of support requested. You may request Eidlitz funding to support a discrete project or a portion of a more extensive program of travel study. Complete or partial funding may be awarded at the discretion of the committee. There is no set minimum or maximum amount that may be requested.
Submissions are reviewed and award decisions are made by a committee consisting of college faculty. Names of committee members cannot be released.
Eligibility and Reporting Requirements
Eligibility for the Eidlitz program is limited to graduating (fifth-year) seniors in architecture; currently enrolled graduate students in architecture, landscape architecture, and history of architecture and urban development, as well as alumni of these programs who graduated in one of the previous five academic years. For the current cycle of awards, proposals for travel study to be undertaken between June 1, 2023 and May 31, 2024 will be considered. Proposals may be submitted by groups as well as individuals, provided all members of the group meet the eligibility criteria.
All Eidlitz recipients are required to report on their activities within 60 days of the completion of their projects. You are required to report on your project in a timely manner after completing your travel. This may take the form of an informal lecture, an exhibition, and/or a report in written or graphic form (portfolio) that may be placed in the Fine Arts Library. You can create this report in any form that best captures your project, but the final output must be that of a PDF. The report should also include a corresponding selection of fully identified images in JPG format that may be added to the architecture department archive.
Recipients are responsible for all taxes on awards. Your signature below indicates acceptance of these terms.
All recipients will be required to sign appropriate forms granting AAP certain specific rights regarding the use of electronic images or text materials resulting from their projects without additional payment. AAP retains the right to convert analog images to digital form and to use all report materials in any way desired (including, but not limited to, posting digital images and text freely on the internet) without further compensation. Upon submission of your project report or images, you must also complete and submit the Image Use Permission section of this web form.
A completed Eidlitz application will consist of a cover sheet or sheets, an application form, and the required attachments. Please provide all requested information and be certain that every part of the application is completed. For joint applications, a completed cover sheet must be included for each applicant. In addition, questions one and two on the Application Form must be answered by each applicant of a joint proposal. Incomplete or improperly completed applications will not be reviewed.
The deadline for receipt of completed applications is 5 p.m. EDT on Friday, April 7, 2023. Digital submissions only. Acknowledgment of receipt of applications will be made by email. No changes or amendments of any kind may be made to an application after it has been received.
Award decisions will be made no later than May 22, 2023. All applicants will be notified of the committee's decisions by mail shortly after that date. Please do not telephone or email to check on the status of your application.
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