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Architecture Student Research Grant

2019 ASRG

Application Deadline: Friday, April 19, 2019 at 12:00pm (Noon)

Grant winners will be announced by May 3, 2019. Presentation of the work to the College as a short lecture and gallery exhibition will be in Fall 2019.  

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 2019 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.

The 2019 ASRG program will award three winning projects of up to $2,000 each. Starting this year, 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 2019 - 2020 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, 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 sent as a single PDF attachment file to 2019_Ar.nmdio2t68xek9mfq@u.box.com by the deadline (Please note, the attachment is saved to a Box, but the email text is not). 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_2019

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 send an email to Laura Brown. List the Proposal title, and names and unique names of the students
Questions? Please contact Laura Brown, laurajbr@umich.edu