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Grant to a USA Architect or Professional in a Related Field for a Project to Advance Architectural Preservation

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Richard L. Blinder Award

James Marston Fitch Charitable Foundation

Grant Provider's 990

Agency: Foundation

GrantWatch ID #160431

Grant Description

Grant of up to $15,000 to a USA professional working in architecture, or a related historic preservation field, for a project to explore architecture and preservation. Related fields may include architectural history, architectural conservation, environmental planning, urban design, landscape architecture, archaeology, the decorative arts, advocacy, and preservation law.

The proposal may focus on a real project or it may be a polemical exercise; in either case, originality is highly valued. The proposal must advance architectural preservation in the United States. The product can be graphic, text-based or a combination of both and must be able to be shared with the architecture and preservation community.

Projects will be evaluated on the following criteria and conditions of eligibility:

  • A demonstrated need for the proposed study and evidence of its value to advance the practice of historic preservation in the United States.
  • The applicant has a realistic plan for the dissemination of research and/or the final work product within twenty-four (24) months of receipt of the Award. Modes of dissemination include papers; lectures; conferences; presentations; or exhibitions.
  • The project has clear and realistic goals, a timeframe, work plan, and budget.
  • The project demonstrates innovative thinking, original research and creative problem solving and/or design.

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Eligibility:

  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Below are the terms of eligibility for the Blinder Award:
- Grants are awarded only to individuals, not organizations or university-sponsored research projects. Grants are not awarded for professional fees.
- The applicant must be an architect or in a related field, such as historic preservation, landscape architecture, architectural conservation, urban design, environmental planning, archaeology, architectural history, the decorative arts, advocacy, and preservation law.
- Applicants must be legal residents or citizens of the United States.

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline:
- Applications must be submitted by November 11, 2021.
- Recipients will be notified by mail in the Spring of 2022.

All grantees will be assigned a Trustee advisor who will provide feedback and guidance throughout the project.

Typically, grant awards are divided into equal payments, the first being presented upon the award of the grant. Substantial written progress reports are required for all subsequent payments. The final payment is awarded only upon completion of the project.

Additional Funding Information:

Number of Grants:

1

Estimated Size of Grant:

The award is for a sum not to exceed $15,000.

Term of Contract:

Projects must be completed within twenty-four (24) months of the grant award.

Contact Information:

Apply online:
https://jmfcf.submittable.com/login?returnUrl=%2Fsubmit%2F204953%2Frichard-l-blinder-award-2022

Staff Contact:
Cristiana Peña, Executive Director
cpena@fitchfoundation.org

General Contact Information:
Fitch Foundation
c/o Municipal Art Society
488 Madison Avenue, Suite 1900
New York, NY 10022

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