Founded in 1956, the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts fosters the development and exchange of diverse and challenging ideas about architecture and its role in the arts, culture, and society.
To advance this mission, the foundation is inviting nominations for the Carter Manny Award. The award supports dissertation research and writing by promising scholars whose projects have architecture as their primary focus and potential to shape architectural discourse. Projects may be drawn from the various fields of inquiry supported by the Graham Foundation, including architectural history and theory, design, engineering, landscape architecture, urban planning, urban studies, visual arts, and other related fields.
Two awards are distributed each year, a research award of $15,000 for a student at the research stage of the doctoral dissertation and a writing award of up to $20,000 for a student at the writing stage of the doctoral dissertation.
To be eligible, applicants must be a PhD student who is presently a candidate for a doctoral degree. Students must be nominated by their department to apply for the Carter Manny Award and, at the time of application, have completed all requirements for the PhD except the dissertation and have had their dissertation proposals formally approved by their academic departments.
See the Graham Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.