Since 1989 the James Marston Fitch Charitable Foundation has been in the vanguard of historic preservation practice and theory. The foundation's mission is to support professionals in the fields of historic preservation, and to achieve this it provides mid-career grants to those working in preservation, landscape architecture, urban design, environmental planning, decorative arts, architectural design, or architectural history.
To that end, the foundation is inviting applications for its James Marston Fitch Mid-Career Fellowship. Research grants of up to $15,000 will be awarded to one or two mid-career professionals who have an academic background, professional experience and an established identity in historic preservation, architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, environmental planning, architectural history, and/or the decorative arts. Proposals for the research and/or the execution of preservation-related projects in any of these fields will be considered.
To be eligible, applicants must be mid-career professionals with at least ten years' experience in historic preservation or a related field, including architecture, landscape architecture, architectural conservation, urban design, environmental planning, archaeology, architectural history, and the decorative arts. In addition, applicants must be a citizen or legal resident of the United States.
See the Fitch Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.