Harvard GSD now accepting applications for Richard Rogers Fellowship

2020 Richard Rogers Fellowship cycle
Open to accomplished practitioners and scholars working in fields related to the built environment

Application deadline: October 27, 2019


Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD) announces the 2020 cycle of the Richard Rogers Fellowship, a research-focused residency program based in London at the Wimbledon House, designed by Lord Richard Rogers in the late 1960s. Each of the six selected fellows receives a three-and-a-half-month residency at the Wimbledon House, as well as round-trip travel expenses, a 10,000 USD cash stipend, and unique access to London’s extraordinary institutions, libraries, practices, and other resources. The deadline for applications for the 2020 cycle is October 27, 2019.

Now entering its fourth cycle, the Richard Rogers Fellowship thus far has welcomed 18 fellows from around the world to London and the Wimbledon House. Fellows have researched a diverse series of topics, including examinations of public and affordable housing; how food and cooking transform cities; and citizen-driven urban regeneration initiatives, among others. Brief descriptions of previous fellows and their work are available at RichardRogersFellowship.org.

As in previous years, the Richard Rogers Fellowship’s 2020 cycle will award residences to six fellows, two per season as follows:

Spring 2020: Monday, January 27 to Friday, May 1, 2020
Summer 2020: Monday, May 18 to Friday, August 21, 2020
Fall 2020: Monday, September 7 to Friday, December 11, 2020

Established in 2016, the Fellowship is intended for individuals whose research will benefit from access to London’s extraordinary institutions, libraries, practices, professionals, and other unique resources. In providing proximity and access to these resources, as well as the distinctive living quarters at the Wimbledon House, the Richard Rogers Fellowship encourages in-depth investigation of a wide array of issues pertinent to the sustainable and equitable development and transformation of the city. The fellowship is inspired by Rogers’ commitment to cross-disciplinary investigation and social engagement, evident across his prolific output as an architect, urbanist, author, and activist.

In 2015, Lord Richard and Lady Ruth Rogers generously gifted the Wimbledon House—designed by Rogers for his parents in the late 1960s—to Harvard GSD to ensure the Heritage-listed property’s continued use as a residence and to provide a unique research opportunity for future generations of professionals and scholars.

The Fellowship is open to applicants residing anywhere in the world. Applicants must demonstrate professional or research experience in a field related to the built environment, and must propose new or ongoing research that would benefit from a residency in London. Applicants must have completed a graduate or professionally accredited degree. Candidates will be asked to submit a CV, portfolio of design work and/or research work, and research proposal.

Full details and FAQs are available at RichardRogersFellowship.org. For more information, please contact info@richardrogersfellowship.org. With media requests or inquiries about past fellows and their work, please contact Travis Dagenais at TDagenais@gsd.harvard.edu.

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