SOM Foundation Opens Application Period for 2019 China Prize

The SOM Foundation has begun accepting applications for the 2019 SOM Foundation 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 Foundation Research Prize, the Structural Engineering Travel Fellowship, and other awards.


About SOM Foundation

The SOM Foundation grants awards to students and faculty of architecture, design, urban design, and structural engineering. The Foundation’s goal is to advance the design profession’s ability to address the key topics of our time through the support of groups and individuals, each with the highest possible design aspirations and desire to undertake rigorous interdisciplinary research. Established in 1981, the SOM Foundation offers five annual awards across the United States, the United Kingdom, and China.

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