SOM Foundation Opens Application Period for 2019 China Prize

The SOM Foundation has begun accepting applications for the 2019 China Prize. Awarded annually, the traveling fellowship is open to students in architecture and urban design. Each of three winners will receive $5,000 USD to pursue original travel research. The prize allows emerging design leaders to broaden their education through travel so that they may gain a deeper understanding of how their work will contribute to the built and natural environments.  

Undergraduate and graduate students who are pursuing degrees in China are eligible for the prize; Chinese citizenship is not required. Students must be in their last two years of a degree program in architecture or urban design. The application requirements consist of a portfolio, a research proposal, and a travel itinerary. A jury of leading architects and design professionals in China will select the winners.

The deadline to apply is Friday, April 12th, 2019, midnight Beijing time. See the SOM Foundation website​ for competition guidelines and more information. 

The SOM Foundation grants a variety of awards to students of architecture, design, urban design, and structural engineering. The Foundation’s goal is to instill in its fellows a heightened sense of responsibility as future design leaders. The SOM Foundation fellowships, first awarded in 1981, now include the SOM Research Prize, the Structural Engineering Travel Fellowship, and other awards.

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