In a joint program with the Athenaeum of Philadelphia, the Society of
Architectural Historians is pleased to offer an annual fellowship that
will support the participation of a graduate student in the research and
writing for a volume in the Buildings of the United States (BUS) series
and/or SAH Archipedia, the Society's online architectural resource. This
fellowship was established in 2008 in honor of Charles E. Peterson,
FAIA, founder of the Historic American Buildings Survey. The recipient
will research some aspect of American architecture prior to 1860, which
he/she may choose from a list of topics provided by authors of
forthcoming BUS books. The prize will be presented at the Society's
annual conference in April and will be announced in the SAH Newsletter
following the conference.
The committee will award the fellowship by February 1, 2014, at which
time the recipient will choose from the pre-defined list of available
topics. The fellowship grant of $2,000 will be contingent upon the
recipient's completion of the project, which is expected to require no
more than 100 hours of work. A portion of the award ($500) will be paid
in early June to cover the recipient's immediate expenses. The balance
of the award ($1500) will be payable upon completion of the project. The
completed project must be submitted to SAH by August 31, 2014.
Criteria for Application
The fellowship is intended for students currently enrolled in graduate
programs in art or architectural history, architectural design, urban
planning, historic preservation, landscape architecture, American
studies, or related disciplines. Preference will be given to SAH
members. The successful applicant does not need to reside in
Philadelphia, although the Athenaeum will be glad to have the fellowship
recipient use its collections. Applications will be reviewed by a
committee composed of BUS/SAH Archipedia editors, authors, and Athenaeum
staff. You do not have to be a member of SAH to apply for this
fellowship, but membership is encouraged.
Applicants must submit the following:
- Cover letter discussing their research interests and professional
- CV or resumé
- Brief writing sample (5-10 pages)
- Letter of recommendation from an advisor or principal professor
Applications for the 2015 award will be accepted up to January 2, 2015.
ANN: Charles E. Peterson Fellowship. In: ArtHist.net, Nov 22, 2014 (accessed Feb 6, 2023), <https://arthist.net/archive/8969>.