From the Affiliated Societies column in the April 2013 issue of Perspectives on History
Affiliated Societies: Society of Architectural Historians
AHA Staff, April 2013
The Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) is pleased to announce two new opportunities for 2013: The SAH/Mellon Author Award and the H. Allen Brooks Travelling Fellowship.
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded SAH a one-year grant of $51,330 to administer the SAH/Mellon Author Awards. The award is a temporary measure to provide financial relief to early career scholars who are publishing monographs on architectural history and the history of the built environment, and who are responsible for paying for rights and permissions for images in their publications. Through this grant SAH will provide awards to emerging scholars (those with PhDs earned during the past six years) to help defray the high costs of image licensing and reproduction for monographs on the history of the built environment. Awards will be made once in 2013 for print (hardcover, soft cover) and digital publications (e-book, DVD). Awardees will be selected on the basis of the quality and demonstrated financial need for their project. The SAH anticipates awarding approximately 10 SAH/Mellon Author Awards in 2013. The deadline for submission is June 1, 2013.
The prestigious H. Allen Brooks Travelling Fellowship will allow a recent graduate or emerging scholar to study by travel for one year. The fellowship is not for the purpose of doing research for an advanced academic degree. Instead, Professor Brooks intended the recipient to study by travel and contemplation while observing, reading, writing, or sketching. The goals are to provide an opportunity for a recent graduate with an advanced degree or an emerging scholar to see and experience architecture and landscapes firsthand; to think about their profession deeply; and to acquire knowledge useful for the recipient's future work, contribution to their profession, and contribution to society. The fellowship recipient may travel to any country or countries during the one-year period. This fellowship is funded by the H. Allen Brooks Travelling Fellowship Fund.
For more information on these opportunities, visit the Society of Architechtural Historians web site.
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