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Architecture Student Research Grant

2021 ASRG

Application Deadline: Monday, April 12, 2021 at 12:00pm (Noon)

Read about the 2020 ASRG recipients.

Presentation of the work to the College as a short lecture and gallery exhibition will be in Fall 2021.

The Architecture Student Research Grant (ASRG), initiated by the Class of 2013, provides a unique opportunity for student research projects. The Architecture Student Research Grant 2020 calls for projects that push the boundaries and possibilities of the discipline of architecture. Successful propositions will discover new forms and methods of working, making, and representing. Special consideration will be given to teams whose members articulate how the proposed project will aid in charting a course for their early career or future academic pursuits.

The ASRG program will award three winning projects of up to $1,500 each. The grant will be funded through the Architecture Program Chair's office and through the generous gift of alumni Adam Smith and Lisa Sauve of Synecdoche, Ann Arbor.


All Bachelor of Science, Master of Architecture, or Doctoral Students in the Architecture Program at Taubman College who are currently enrolled and continuing in the 2020 - 2021 year are eligible to apply. Students can include team members from other disciplines, as well as from different stages of education (e.g. an undergrad / grad team). Solo proposals will be accepted. At least one team member must be from Taubman College.


Projects can take many forms: built objects, public installations, experiments, representations, written work, models for alternative practice, etc. The research will be presented as both an exhibition and public lecture. The budget must be realistic; projects that convey a strong awareness of their research / exhibition costs and how they plan to optimize the use of their funds will be favored.


All submissions should be uploaded as a single PDF file HERE by the deadline. The material will be evaluated anonymously by a blind jury of college faculty. Applicants must ensure that no part of the submission could be used to identify them by name.

Naming Convention: YourProposalTitle_ASRG_2021

Submissions must include the following:

  • 1 page project proposal that contains an abstract of no more than 400 words; the page may include images
  • 1 page proposed project schedule
  • 1 page line-item budget
  • Samples of previous work for each team member (not to exceed 1 page/architecture student

The final step is to complete this Google Form where you list the Proposal title, and names and unique names of the students on the team.

Questions? Please contact Laura Brown, laurajbr@umich.edu

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