Charles E. Peterson Fellowship

  • Deadline: 03/01/2024
  • Renewable: Unknown
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Award Amount: $2,500
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  • Phone: 215 925-2688
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  • Address: 219 S. 6th St. Philadelphia, PA 19106-3794

From the very beginning, Charles E. Peterson Fellowship has been giving awards to architecture students who want to pursue careers in this field but do not have enough financial aide to pay all the high educational costs that this kind of education entails.

This fund was created by Charles E. Peterson, FAIA, his colleagues, and his friends.

The Athenaeum of Philadelphia offers this charitable grant for educational purposes,  in honor of Mr. Peterson who devoted his life to the study and preservation of early American architecture and the teaching of conservation skills in American schools of architecture.

Full Description

All the submitted applications are reviewed by a committee of architects, architectural historians, and educators who will be determined by the Athenaeum board of directors.

Even the outside readers may be asked to assist in the evaluation of applications.

The amount of the fellowship does not exceed $15,000 and it cannot be used for international travel., but only for educational purposes.

The application forms are accepted each year from January 1 to March 1 and the award recipients are announced by April 30 each year.

Who's eligible?

In order to be eligible for this fellowship, first and foremost, you have to be a student who is currently enrolled in graduate programs related to art or architectural history, architectural design, urban planning, historic preservation, landscape architecture, American studies, or related disciplines.

SAH members will have advantage.

You do not need to reside in Philadelphia and do not have to be a SAH member to apply for this fellowship, but membership is encouraged.

How to Apply

Make sure to go through all the application details before submitting it, as incomplete applications will not be accepted.

You will need to submit a cover letter in which you will be speaking about your research interests and professional goals, your CV or resumé, a writing sample not longer than 10 pages and a letter of recommendation from an advisor or principal professor.

This should be sent to:

Peterson Fellowship Committee
The Athenaeum of Philadelphia
219 S. 6th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106-3794

The winners of awards will be announced by April 30 each year.

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