HARVARD GSD INTRODUCES JURY FOR 2017 WHEELWRIGHT PRIZE
International competition for $100,000 traveling fellowship now accepting applications
DEADLINE FEBRUARY 3, 2017 (NOTE EXTENSION)
Cambridge, MA — The Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) is pleased to introduce the jury for the 2017 Wheelwright Prize. The prize is now in its fifth year as an international open competition for a $100,000 grant to support travel-based architectural research. The prize originated in 1935 as a traveling fellowship intended to provide a Grand Tour experience to exceptional GSD graduates at a time when international travel was rare. In 2013, the GSD opened the prize to early-career architects worldwide to invite new forms of hands-on research with the potential to expand practice. Eligible applicants must have received a degree from a professionally accredited architecture program in the past 15 years (2002 or later).
The Wheelwright Prize is currently accepting applications online; the deadline is February 3, 2017, midnight EST (note that the deadline has been extended from the previously announced January 31).
The application process is entirely online. No submissions will be accepted by mail.The 2017 Wheelwright Prize is now accepting applications. Deadline for submissions is January 31, 2017. There is a $10 service fee to submit applications (charged by the online platform, not by Harvard GSD
Applicants must submit the following. (Materials must be in English.)
Applicants from here http://wheelwrightprize.org/
Portfolio (maximum of 10 images); each uploaded file should contain a single image, not spreads of multiple images. Each image must be dated and captioned. The jury is looking for personal work that demonstrates design talent; student projects may be included. If work is collaborative and/or generated by a firm, the applicant’s contribution to the work must specifically involve conceptual development and/or design, and the applicant’s role must be precisely identified.
The portfolio may be supplemented by published articles or research papers written by applicant. Authored works should appear in their original format, with publication name and date clearly indicated (maximum 3, each clipping to be saved as a separate PDF). If original publication is not in English, please attach an English-language summary (maximum 2,500 characters) as an addendum to each PDF. If the clipping exceeds 15 pages, please create a compact PDF (no more than 10 pages) including a cover, sample pages, and brief summary (2,500 characters) of the text.
A written description of proposed research project (maximum 6,000 characters). Applicants should articulate the relevance of their project to contemporary practice, paying attention to the prize’s emphasis on research that holds potential impact on architectural production. The essay should describe the applicant’s experience or familiarity with his/her proposed subject, and his/her suitability to conduct the proposed research. The essay should also address the need for direct or hands-on research as opposed to archival research (i.e., justification for travel), and the benefits they anticipate for their personal and professional development. Applicants will also be asked to write a short summary (maximum 700 characters) of their proposal. This summary is a crucial text as it is the basis for the first phase of judging.
A travel itinerary, including list of sites to visit, contacts, and other resources that support the proposed research agenda. Itineraries may include multiple destinations, in multiple countries, excluding the United States. A budget is not required.
List of three professional references (full name, affiliation, contact information, and relationship to the applicant). Letters are not required at this time.
An international jury will select a winner based on the quality of the applicant’s portfolio, scholarly accomplishments, originality or persuasiveness of the research proposal, evidence of ability to fulfill the proposed project, and the potential for the Wheelwright Prize to impact his or her future development.