University of Michigan

Fellowships – Fishman, Muschenheim, Oberdick, Sanders


Ann Arbor

Open Date
Oct 11, 2019

Dec 15, 2019 at 11:59 Pm Eastern Time


The Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan offers four fellowships for research and instruction on architecture and the built environment. Each fellowship includes teaching related to the fellow’s area of interest, resources for the development of work, possibilities to interface with scholars and researchers in the wider university context, and the opportunity to share the outcome of the fellowship with the college. Fellows spend one year in residence and teach in addition to pursuing their fellowship interests.

Taubman College aspires to be the leader in interdisciplinary education and research to create opportunities for a more beautiful, inclusive, and better built environment for generations to come. Our academic programs prepare graduates for positions of responsibility within a wide spectrum of professions, organizations, and institutions that shape the built environment at scales ranging from local to global. Taubman College has a long educational tradition that combines design and technology. Today, it continues to foster a broad view of architecture and urban and regional planning in the context of a major research university where interdisciplinary initiatives are encouraged and supported.

Taubman College affirms the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) as we organize resources and priorities that align with our values. We seek to have a diverse group of persons at all levels of the college – students, faculty, staff, and administrators – including persons of different race and ethnicity, national origin, gender and gender expression, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, religious commitment, age, and disability status. We strive to create a community of mutual respect and trust, a community in which every and all members and their respective backgrounds, identities, and views are represented without any threat of bias, harassment, intimidation, or discrimination. Learn more about Taubman College’s DEI efforts.


Fishman Fellowship
The Fishman Fellowship offers an opportunity for leading early-career scholars and practitioners to generate the knowledge and capacity to improve urban futures. Fellows are provided with resources for the execution of a project that may take the form of a publication, exhibition, or symposium. The fellowship is open to scholars and practitioners who have completed a PhD or other terminal degree in planning, architecture, urban history, urban design, or a related field, and who aspire to shape urban thinking and practice.

Muschenheim Fellowship
The Muschenheim Fellowship offers architects and designers early in their career the opportunity to develop a body of work in the context of teaching. Muschenheim Fellows play a significant role in studio instruction while pursuing their creative endeavors. Proposals for the Muschenheim Fellowship should focus on the development of a specific project, individually or with students, outside of teaching or centered on a particular set of themes engaged in a studio context.

Sanders Fellowship
The Sanders Fellowship supports individuals with significant, compelling, and timely research dealing with architectural issues. Research proposals could address architecture, urbanism, landscape, history and theory, or technology. The fellowship will support both research and the development of research-related curriculum.

Oberdick Fellowship
The Oberdick Fellowship facilitates the development and realization of a significant exploration into some aspect of architectural production. Fellows are provided with resources for the execution of a project that may take the form of an exhibit, publication, installation, or any other manifestation. Projects may range from the exploration of emergent building, fabrication, and environmental technologies to the realization of architectural works.

Application Instructions

Please submit your materials by December 15, 2019.

Step One:
Applicants should visit and submit the following items:

(1) a cover letter explaining your interest in the position;
(2) a current curriculum vitae;
(3) a portfolio (max file size 100 MB);
(4) the name, title, institution, phone number and email address for three references.

Total document may not exceed 30 pages.

Step Two:
Submit an application via Job ID 179598. You can select an option to apply without a resume or any other attachments. You do not need to complete the work history and education sections.

For questions, please contact the search committee c/o Ms. Laura Brown at
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