The Richard Morris Hunt Fellowship is an intensive six-month, $25,000 award for registered architects to pursue research related to contemporary challenges in historic preservation and urban design. The American Architectural Foundation and the French Heritage Society established the Hunt Fellowship in 1990, and it continues to foster and support cross-cultural professional exchange between France and the United States. U.S. design professionals study in France and French design professionals study in the U.S. during alternating years. The Fellowship is underwritten by a generous grant from Lafarge.
Interested Hunt Fellowship candidates should be U.S. citizens, registered architects with 5+ years work experience, able to converse about technical design issues with professionals in French, and have the ability to travel to France for up to six months during 2013. Please submit letters of interest in French and English and your curriculum vitae to Elizabeth Blazevich, U.S. RMHF Program Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org by July 31, 2012.
In your letter of interest, please identify:
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- Your proposed subject of study,
- Your academic and work experiences that prepare you to undertake this Fellowship,
- How you intend to structure your travel and research to maximize the six months of study, and
- How you will apply this international experience to your professional career after the Fellowship.
Upon receipt of an applicant’s letter of interest, AAF will contact the applicant to arrange a phone interview. Once the phone interview is complete, the applicant may be invited to submit a written proposal, letters of support, and his/her portfolio. The Hunt Jury will consider innovative and thoughtful proposals that meet the intent of the Fellowship. By October 2012, select applicants will be invited to interview with the Hunt Jury in Washington, DC. Interviews will occur November 12, 2012.
For more details regarding the Hunt Fellowship, visit www.rm-hunt-fellowship.org.
Any questions about the application may be directed to: Elizabeth Blazevich, U.S. RMHF Program Manager, at email@example.com.
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