Since 1989, the James Marston Fitch Charitable Foundation has been in the vanguard of historic preservation practice and theory. The foundation's mission is to support professionals in the field of historic preservation, and to advance that mission the foundation provides mid-career grants to those working in preservation, landscape architecture, urban design, environmental planning, materials conservation, decorative arts, architectural design and history, and related fields.
To that end, the foundation is accepting applications for its 2019 Fitch Mid-Career Fellowship and Samuel H. Kress Mid-Career Fellowship programs.
1) Fitch Mid-Career Fellowship: Research grants of up to $15,000 will be awarded to one or more mid-career professionals who have an academic background, professional experience, and an established identity in one or more of the following fields: historic preservation, architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, environmental planning, architectural history, and the decorative arts. The foundation will consider proposals for the research and/or the execution of the preservation-related projects in any of these fields.
2) Samuel H. Kress Mid-Career Fellowship: Research grants of up to $15,000 will be awarded to one mid-career professional whose research project relates to the appreciation, interpretation, preservation, study, and teaching of European art, architecture, and related disciplines, from antiquity to the early 19th century, in the context of historic preservation in the United States. Potential Kress Fellow projects could include the exploration of shared European and American influences in style, design, materials, construction techniques, building types, conservation and interpretation methodologies, philosophical and theoretical attitudes, and other factors applicable to preservation in both Europe and America.
To be eligible for either fellowship, applicants must be mid-career professionals in historic preservation or a related field, including architecture, landscape architecture, architectural conservation, urban design, environmental planning, archaeology, architectural history, and the decorative arts. In addition, applicants must be a legal resident or citizen of the United States.
For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the Fitch Foundation website.