Announcing New Grants in Collaboration with the Global Architectural History Teaching Collaborative (GAHTC)
Contributed By: Society of Architectural Historians
The goal of this cycle is to promote interdisciplinary exchange amongst scholars of all ranks, the research of emerging scholars, as well as field visits for the production of new and innovative research.
The Global Architectural History Teaching Collaborative was formed to help teachers of architectural history meet the pressing realities of a global perspective. Teams of scholars have now constructed nearly 200 lectures that exist on a free, web-based, teacher-to-teacher platform. GAHTC will continue to expand its offerings in the next years with the aim to further enhance teaching capacity and collect innovative research.
To continue its mission, the GAHTC will dedicate nearly $500,000 in funding to building new content, and will do so through a multi-pronged plan towards research and professional expansion. To that end, GAHTC2 will include six new grant funding opportunities: Targeted Acquisition Grants, Untargeted Field-initiated Grants, Emerging Scholar Grants, Global Connections Fellowships, and, in affiliation with the Society of Architectural Historians, the Research-to-Teaching Grants, and Field Seminar Travel Grants, also in affiliation with SAH.
In recognition of the high-level and innovative research presented by SAH members, the GAHTC has created an opportunity to fund presenters' adaptation of their SAH-related research and knowledge into compelling lectures. This will help enrich the library and provide instructors with content that they find engaging, timely, and inspirational to teach. SAH presenters will receive $2,000 in funding per lecture.
Field Seminar Travel Grants
The GAHTC has established a $15,000 fund to ensure opportunity for its members to join the SAH Field Seminar program, helping them to expand their research, gain unprecedented access to sites usually inaccessible to the general public, and engage in an environment that fosters intellectual discussion and debate.
More information on the various grants and submission guidelines at GAHTC.org.
*The GAHTC is funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, with administrative connection to MIT's School of Architecture and Planning and its History Theory and Criticism Program.
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