The LAF Fellowship for Innovation and Leadership was established to foster transformational leadership capacity and innovation to advance the field of landscape architecture. The $25,000 fellowship is an opportunity for mid-career or senior-level professionals to dedicate the equivalent of 3 months’ time over the course of one year to nurture emerging ideas and to think deeply. It is designed as a time to reflect, research, explore, create, test, and develop ideas into action.
Each year, 3-5 fellowships are awarded through a competitive application process based on a proposed project. Recipients receive a $25,000 financial award and participate in 3 three-day residencies over the course of a year, as well as monthly conference calls throughout the year.
Selected projects must demonstrate the potential to bring about positive change to the environment and humanity and have the capacity to grow the leadership potential of landscape architects. Projects may be grounded in theoretical or historical investigations, product development, new practice or service models, built work or any activity that creates knowledge and empowers landscape architecture.
An application fee of $50 (USD) must be paid through SlideRoom when the application is submitted.
Five accomplished and insightful leaders in the landscape architecture field will serve as jurors, with the jury convening in December and January. Finalists for the Fellowships are expected to be available for a video/web-based interview in January. Fellowship winners will be announced in early February.
Project proposals will be evaluated on the following:
Preference will be given to applicants who are at a point in their careers where their participation in the Fellowship is likely to be optimum for their future growth and development as leaders in the profession of landscape architecture.
Official Link: https://lafoundation.org/leadership/laf-fellowship/
Deadline: December 1, 2016
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