The college works to support and provide guidance to emerging faculty and to support the development of community within the members of the College. Below are a list of college programs. Check back regularly for updates.
Travel Grants for Emerging Faculty
ACSA College of Distinguished Professors Travel Grants for Emerging Faculty
Starting in September 2023, ACSA (Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture) will offer ten travel grants for its member school faculty who encounter barriers to inclusion in architectural education. These grants, valued at $2,000 USD each, are aimed at supporting emerging faculty from historically marginalized backgrounds, including Black, native/indigenous, Latinx, LGBTQ+ faculty, and those teaching at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs). The funds are intended to cover expenses such as conference registration, transportation, lodging, and meals for either the ACSA Administrators Conference in Buffalo (November 2-4, 2023) or the 112th Annual Meeting in Vancouver (March 14-16, 2024).
Applicants for these grants are not required to be part of the conference program or have accepted papers or projects for the Annual Meeting. Decisions regarding grant awards will be kept confidential. These travel grants reflect ACSA’s commitment to increasing diversity and equity in architectural education, recognizing that conferences provide vital opportunities for faculty to exchange ideas and expand their professional networks, ultimately benefiting research and teaching collaboration in the field. The funds for these grants are sourced from contributions by ACSA’s College of Distinguished Professors and allocations from the ACSA Board of Directors.
Special Focus Session From The 100th ACSA Annual Meeting.
Best Paper & Project Awards
The ACSA College of Distinguished Professors, Best Paper and Best Project Award recognizing contributions of research, scholarship and creative excellence will be instituted in 2020. The Best Paper and Best Project Awards recognizes outstanding peer reviewed research presented at the ACSA Annual Meeting. One award will be given for papers and one for projects from the ACSA Annual Meeting. All peer reviewed content published in ACSA Annual Meeting Proceedings will be eligible. Award selections will be based: new and original contributions, thesis clarity, methodology, overall content, and quality of development. Finalists must present nominated papers or projects at the annual meeting to be eligible.
Founded in 1912 by 10 charter members, ACSA is an international association of architecture schools preparing future architects, designers, and change agents. Our membership includes all of the accredited professional degree programs in the United States and Canada, as well as international schools and 2- and 4-year programs. Together ACSA schools represent some 7,000 faculty educating more than 40,000 students.
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