Submission Deadline: OCTOBER 4th | Administrators Conference Submission Deadline: OCTOBER 18th | 112th Annual Meeting
ACSA College of Distinguished Professors Travel Grants for Emerging Faculty Beginning September 2023 ACSA will offer ten conference travel grants to member school faculty who face obstacles to inclusion in architectural education. The grants will support qualified faculty seeking to attend the November 2-4 ACSA Administrators Conference in Buffalo or the 112th Annual Meeting, March 14-16, 2024 in Vancouver.
The $2,000 USD grants are intended to support emerging faculty who are from historically marginalized backgrounds—specifically, Black, native/indigenous, and Latinx faculty, as well as LGBTQ+ faculty and faculty teaching at institutions identified as Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) and Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI).
Grant funds are intended to cover a full registration to the conference, as well as transportation, lodging, and meals. Funds will be disbursed for the Administrators Conference in mid-October and for the Annual Meeting in December. The travel grants are made possible through funded contributions collected by ACSA’s College of Distinguished Professors and funds allocated by the ACSA Board of Directors.
Individuals applying for the grant are not required to be on the Administrators Conference program or have an accepted paper or project for the Annual Meeting. All decisions regarding awards will remain confidential.
The travel grants stem from a recognition that architectural education—and specifically, ACSA’s conferences— benefit from the inclusion of more faculty and students from systemically marginalized backgrounds. Academic conferences provide important sites for exchange of ideas and experiences among faculty. They also provide an opportunity for faculty to expand and deepen their network of colleagues. This helps faculty advance in the profession and creates opportunities for collaboration in research and teaching.
ACSA will offer ten travel grants of $2,000 USD each. Grant funds are intended to cover a full registration to the conference, as well as transportation, lodging, and meals. Recipients are required to pay for a full registration for the conference for which they are funded.
for each grant
Submissions will be accepted through an online interface beginning September 2023 and must be received through the online submission site by October 4, 2023 for the Administrator Conference and October 18, 2023 for the Annual Meeting. Components of a submission include:
1. Name, University Affiliation, Email Address
2. PDF upload of the following, in a single PDF, in this order
Condensed CV (3 pages maximum)
Interest Statement (no more than 300 words): What are your reasons for attending the conference? In what ways does your institution support travel for faculty? How will participating in the conference advance your career?
3. Testament (check box): “I attest to a lack of or limits on institutional funding for conferences and travel.”
Faculty appointment at an ACSA Full, Candidate, or Affiliate (2-year, 4-year or international) member school. Historically marginalized backgrounds include–Black, native/indigenous, and Latinx faculty, as well as LGBTQ+ faculty and faculty teaching at institutions identified as Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) and Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI). Faculty at current board members institutions are ineligible.
A committee comprised of members of the ACSA Board of Directors (appointed by the president) and the College of Distinguished Professors (nominated by the College’s Executive Committee) will review applications and select recipients. Review criteria include:
Ability of institution to support faculty (priority for systemically disadvantaged institutions)
Alignment of candidate’s interest statement and academic experience with ACSA organizational values of Equity, Social Justice, and Climate Action; Teaching and Learning; Research, Scholarship, and Creative Practice
Candidate’s stage in an academic career, with priority to those who have taught fewer than 10 academic semesters or 15 quarters.
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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