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James Harrison Steedman Fellowship in Architecture


Established in 1926, the James Harrison Steedman Fellowship in Architecture is one of the oldest and most prestigious awards in the United States. The award—which has increased to $75,000 for 2021—is granted biannually to an emerging architect to support 6-12 months of international travel for architectural research. The fellowship, jointly administered by Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis and AIA St. Louis, is open to anyone, anywhere in the world. For the 2021-22 competition received an accredited degree in architecture within the last nine years.


Steedman Student Summer Research Grants



The Steedman Student Summer Research Grants offer Sam Fox School architecture students the opportunity to pursue travel-based research on a topic pertaining to the built environment. Students may choose to pursue a personal inquiry in architecture or to deepen an investigation into an architectural area of interest that may have emerged from prior work in studios or courses.

This grant program has been developed as part of the international Steedman Fellowship in Architecture, in partnership with the Sam Fox School and AIA St. Louis to extend travel-based research support to students. Grants are awarded annually. For the 2022 cycle, up to two $5,000 awards will be given to up to two qualifying students to pursue travel-based research during summer 2022. Funds may only be used by the awardee for travel expenses, entry fees, and materials. Funds may not be used toward tuition or for-credit academic programs or courses.