THE FELLOWSHIP
Awards

VAN ALEN INSTITUTE RESIDENT FELLOWSHIPS

Van Alen Institute's Resident Fellowships support the production of projects in public architecture. Projects can range across media, temporalities, dimensions, geographies and scales. Projects must be publicly accessible, and they can take the form of demonstrations, installations, performances, symposia, workshops, or other experimental formats.

Fellowships specifically support advanced research and practices that focus on the public realm and the multiple public spaces, operations, and relations that define it. All prospective candidates for the Institute's Resident Fellowships must apply to one of five project areas - Land Use and Development, Forms and Materials, Information and Communication, Systems and Ecology, or Culture and Politics. Candidates are encouraged to use the Institute’s project areas as platforms for challenging and expanding the very definition of public space . The Institute seeks projects that provoke new ways of thinking about and making public architecture, that critically interrogate how and for whom spaces operate as public, and that imaginatively engage public audiences.

Up to five resident fellowships for periods of three months each in the fall, spring or summer will be awarded in 2008-2009. Residencies provide fellows the opportunity to pursue their work in a multidisciplinary workshop environment, to fully immerse themselves in New York City as both a resource and a research laboratory, and to actively participate in the Institute’s programs and workshops. Fellowships include project support in the range of $2,500 to $10,000, work and gallery space at the Institute, publication in Public Practice and a range of project production, research and programming resources. The Institute also awards a stipend to fellows ($1500 to New York City residents; $6500 to non-residents) and may at its discretion contribute toward non-residents’ travel costs at the beginning and end of the fellowship term.

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PARTNERED RESIDENT FELLOWSHIPS

Van Alen Institute annually partners with nonprofit and community groups, public agencies, professional and academic organizations, and other institutions to award residential fellowships with a specific topical focus. These fellowships have additional eligibility and application requirements, and candidates are advised to read the application guidelines carefully. For 2008-2009, the Institute offers the following opportunity:

The New York Prize Fellowship in Sustainable Cities and the Social Sciences
VAN ALEN INSTITUTE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH COUNCIL

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VAN ALEN INSTITUTE SENIOR FELLOWSHIPS

Each year, Van Alen Institute appoints a distinguished practitioner or scholar of international reputation to join the fellowship as a Senior Fellow. Senior Fellows present a component of their work through the Institute over the course of their tenure, assist in shaping the development of the fellowship program by serving as a guidepost for the emerging practices of resident fellows, and recommend thematics that are worthy of project development at the Institute.