06-29-20 | Association News

Applications for LAF's 2021-2022 Fellowship Are Open

Selected Fellows to Receive $25,000 Award for Their Projects

Applicants are to submit projects that encompass community change through the practice of landscape architecture.

Announced in their June newsletter, LAF is now taking applications for their 2021-2022 LAF Fellowship. The organization is looking to award up to seven individuals, made up of senior-level, mid-career, and recent Olmstead Scholar candidates. The fellowship program is centered around each applicant proposing a project that brings positive change and furthers the impact of the landscape architectural discipline. The association suggests the "projects must demonstrate the potential to bring about impactful change to the environment and humanity and have the capacity to grow the leadership potential of landscape architects."

The fellows chosen for the program receive a $25,000 financial award that goes towards the proposed project. Additionally, they will participate in a cohort consisting of three residencies of two and a half days each, as well as monthly conference calls.

The projects are required to be constructed within three months, and the cohort is expected to play a role in the developmental process of the assignment. The program "is an opportunity for Fellows to use their extensive experience and knowledge to drive transformational change that has a life and value beyond the fellowship year."

The applications will be accepted up until the deadline of September 15. From there, jury deliberation will take place over the months of October through December through a process that is said to be highly competitive. The selection of the Fellows for 2021-2022 will then be announced in January.

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