The prestigious H. Allen Brooks Travel Fellowship from the Society of Architectural Historians will be offered for 2022 and will allow a recent graduate or emerging researcher to study while traveling for a period of three, six or twelve months. In response to travel uncertainty and to expand accessibility to applicants who may not be able to travel for a full year for any reason, the Company is amending the proposal requirements for the 2022 awards to ” include partial year itineraries.
The scholarship is not intended to do research for an advanced university degree or publication. Instead, Professor Brooks wanted the recipient to study by traveling and contemplating while observing, reading, writing, photographing, or drawing.
The objective of the scholarship is to give the opportunity to a young graduate with a higher education degree or an emerging researcher to:
- see and experience the architecture and landscapes firsthand
- think deeply about their profession
- acquire useful knowledge for the future work of the recipient, his contribution to his profession and his contribution to society
The scholarship recipient can travel to any country or country for the period of three months to one year. This scholarship is funded by the H. Allen Brooks Travel Scholarship Fund of the Society of Architectural Historians.
The H. Allen Brooks Travel Fellowship will cover expenses incurred by the Brooks Fellow for three months to one year of travel. The 2022 awards will range from $ 15,000 (three-month scholarship), $ 30,000 (six-month scholarship) to $ 60,000 (one-year scholarship). The prize is not renewable; award amounts may vary from year to year. The price will be paid in quarterly installments. SAH suggests that if additional financial support is required to cover other related expenses, applicants contact their respective university / college, academic advisor, department head, employer or external foundations to investigate financial opportunities available to them.
2022 Awards Calendar
|July 1, 2021||The application period opens|
|August 31, 2021||The application period ends|
|September-November 2021||Jury deliberations|
|december 2021||Award Announcement (s)|
|January 1, 2022||The trip can start from this date|
- Active membership in the SAH. Become a member
- Doctorate or graduate diploma in a field related to the built environment. Eligible graduation dates are between January 1, 2016 and June 30, 2021.
A terminal degree is the highest degree awarded in a given field. These degrees include doctorates in the history, theory or criticism of architecture, landscape architecture or town planning; historical preservation; and the practice of architecture, landscape architecture and town planning. Advanced graduation degrees related to the built environment include a MArch, MUP, MLA, or Masters in Historic Preservation program.
- It is an international scholarship; applicants from any country can apply.
- Current students are not eligible.
Priority will be given to those whose chosen profession matches the interests and goals of the Society of Architectural Historians, i.e. the history of the built environment, historic preservation, conservation and the social implications of architecture, landscape architecture and town planning.
The scholarship is intended to be a special honor for the recipient and should be awarded to a truly exceptional candidate, based on their distinguished academic performance, leadership potential, personal motivation, and promise. The Brooks Fellow will be selected by the H. Allen Brooks Traveling Fellowship Committee, which is appointed by the President of the SAH.
The Brooks Fellowship recipient will be required to maintain an online journal by posting at least once a month on the SAH Blog . Blog posts will document the scholar’s travels in the form of text, photographs, videos, drawings and other media. This record will be used by the SAH office to approve the distribution of payments.
Scholarship recipients will write a review article for the SAH newsletter (500-1,000 words) that documents their trip, explains how the scholarship contributed to the grantee’s understanding of the built environment, and details how they plan for the scholarship will influence their future work .
During the trip or shortly thereafter, the scholarship recipient will also need to upload images to SAHARA , SAH’s digital image archive. The recommended number of images to upload is 500 for a one-year scholarship. Upon their return, scholarship recipients will make themselves available to their local SAH chapter, should the chapter wish to hear a presentation on the scholarship year.
Applicants must be active members of the SAH. Become a member
To apply, follow the instructions at the top of this page. In the request, you will be asked to provide:
- A statement (in English, 1000 words max) which details:
- The academic and professional objectives of the candidate
- What the candidate hopes to achieve intellectually during the scholarship period
- How this scholarship will advance the academic interests of the candidate and make a difference in their professional work
- A proposed travel itinerary describing the travel sites and the buildings or landscapes at those sites. It is recommended to submit a Google map describing the sites.
- A budget proposal for a three, six or twelve month travel period
- A two-page writing example
- Proof of diploma and date (photocopy of diploma), see criteria above
- Curriculum vitae (2 pages maximum)
- Five representative photographs taken by the applicant (low resolution)
- Two recommendations (to be submitted using the online recommendation form )
Recommendations should be submitted by thesis supervisors or persons who can critically assess the academic and / or professional work of the candidate. Recommenders will be asked to assess the candidate’s intellectual curiosity, academic ability, and potential to benefit from the scholarship. They will also be asked to provide evidence of the candidate’s distinguished academic achievement, leadership potential and personal motivation. Send a link to this webpage to your referrals and ask them to follow step 3 at the top of this page.
About H. Allen Brooks
The H. Allen Brooks Travel Fellowship was established by a bequest in 2010 from renowned scholar and architectural historian H. Allen Brooks. As someone who benefited greatly from a grand tour of Europe after obtaining his doctorate in 1957, Brooks decided to set up scholarships at several institutions to provide others with the same opportunity to learn while traveling. In addition to the H. Allen Brooks Travel Fellowship offered by the SAH, there are now scholarships named in his honor at two of its alma maters — Yale University and Dartmouth University — and at Dalhousie University in Halifax. , Nova Scotia.
Brooks, an active member of the SAH executive and a decades-long professor of architectural history at the University of Toronto, is best known for his groundbreaking 1972 book, The Prairie School: Frank Lloyd Wright and His contemporaries of the Midwest, which is still in print today. In 1973, Brooks received a Guggenheim Fellowship to work on Le Corbusier, which culminated in the 1997 book, The Formative Years of Le Corbusier. This was followed by several books in the Le Corbusier Archives in 32 volumes, which included all of the original drawings from the Le Corbusier Foundation in Paris.
During his lifetime, Brooks traveled and lectured extensively around the world, and his last wish was to enable the most outstanding doctors and design professionals to learn and develop a passion for the built environment through direct experience.