LAF accepting applications for the Fellowship for Innovation and Leadership

The Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) is now accepting applications for its 2019-2020 LAF Fellowship for Innovation and Leadership. This $25,000 year-long fellowship is a unique opportunity for mid-career and senior-level landscape architects to explore, research, develop, and test big ideas that will bring about positive change and expand the impact of landscape architecture.

The fellowship was launched in 2016 to support innovation, cultivate transformational leadership, and foster intergenerational mentorship in the field of landscape architecture. Each year, 3-4 fellowships are awarded through a competitive application process based on a proposed project. Projects may be grounded in theoretical or historical investigations, product or program development, new practice or service models, built work, or any activity that creates knowledge and empowers landscape architecture.

Over the course of the fellowship year, selected Fellows dedicate approximately 3-months’ time to realizing their proposed project and participate in three 2.5-day residencies in Washington, D.C., as well as monthly conference calls. During the residencies and calls, the cohort of Fellows and up to 3 emerging professionals from LAF’s Olmsted Scholars Program engage in critical discussions, build leadership capacity, and support each other towards the pursuit of their projects and ideas.

The 2019-2020 cohort of the LAF Fellowship for Innovation and Leadership will run April 2019 to May 2020. Eligible applicants must have a minimum of 6 years of professional experience in landscape architecture and be able to dedicate the equivalent of 12 weeks’ time to their proposed project.

Application materials are due September 15, 2018.

For more information on the fellowship program, structure, eligibility, and application materials, visit:

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