The Center for Architecture

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LeBrun Grant Application Requirements



Applications must be received on November 1st by 5:00 pm EDT. If the deadline falls on a weekend, the application must be submitted by 5pm on the following Monday. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered. No exceptions.


Application Requirements

A complete application includes the Application Form, three letters of recommendation and the $50.00 application fee. The application form and recommendation letters must be submitted both electronically (PDF) and in hard copy. See the Submission Instructions section for details.

Application Form

  • Cover Page Form: The Cover Page form must be placed on the front of hardcopy submissions.
  • Statement of Purpose: In approximately 1,000 words outline the proposed travel plans. Be sure to discuss the value of these plans to the individual applicant and describe their significance to the applicant’s professional development.
  • Resume: Include your academic background, degree in architecture and date, and a brief outline of professional experience with roles in projects and/or firms. Maximum length is three pages. Please do not submit a portfolio of work samples.
  • Budget: Include all expenses associated with proposed travel plans such as transportation, visa fees, room and board, and admission fees.
  • Click here to download the Application Form.


Three Letters of Recommendation
All letters of recommendation, both electronic and hard copy versions, must be signed and on letterhead. Letters should be written in support of the proposed travel plans and attest to the applicant’s capability and professional promise. Hard copy letters must be signed in ink; digital signatures are not accepted. One letter must be written by a member of the American Institute for Architects (AIA).


Application Fee
The $50.00 entry fee may be paid online or made in the form of a check, submitted with the hardcopy application, and made payable to the Center for Architecture.



  • Applicants may submit additional supporting documentation, preferably not exceeding five pages.
  • Recipients may be asked to present at the Center for Architecture upon return.