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Stewardson Keefe LeBrun Travel Grant



The application deadline for the LeBrun Grant is November 1st by 5:00 pm EST.

If the deadline falls on a weekend, the application must be submitted by 5pm on the following Monday.




Single or multiple awards totaling $15,000.



To further the personal and professional development of an architect in early or mid-career through travel. Travel plans should be focused on a selected topic of interest to the individual, rather than a part of a larger humanitarian or institutional endeavor. If appropriate, the winner may be asked to present at the Center for Architecture upon return.



Applicants must be a U.S. Citizen with a degree in architecture as well as a full-time practitioner, either licensed or unlicensed.


Jury Guidelines

Proposed travel plans should demonstrate a focused course of study engaging the applicant’s interests and concerns and occur outside of the academy. The travel scholarship was originally based on the idea of the Grand Tour in which recent architectural graduates would travel through Europe experiencing art, architecture and culture first-hand. The scholarship focus is less on academic projects than on self-directed education. Proposals should be judged on the following criteria.

Need            The journey cannot be completed without funding
Focused     A clear and focused line of inquiry
Beneficial  Valuable to the applicant’s professional practice