The $5,000 China Fellowship is awarded annually to three students in the last two years of either an undergraduate or graduate program in architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design in the People’s Republic of China to conduct independent travel and research that contributes to the SOM Foundation’s current topic. The China Fellowship was created in 2006 to support emerging design leaders to broaden their education and contribute to their future professional and academic careers.
Applicants must be an undergraduate or graduate student in the last two years of a professionally accredited degree program in architecture, landscape architecture, or urban design in the People’s Republic of China. Chinese citizenship is not required. Students enrolled at universities in the People’s Republic of China who are currently participating in a study abroad program outside of the country are eligible for the award. Students from China who are enrolled at universities outside the People’s Republic of China are not eligible for the award. Applicants must intend to obtain a professionally accredited degree and enter the professional practice of architecture, landscape architecture, or urban design. The winning applicants will be required to thoroughly document their research findings and develop conclusions or suggestions for application to teaching and/or professional practice.