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Vernacular Architecture Forum Access Award(2018-11-08)


ACCESS AWARD: In an effort to bring fresh voices to the study of vernacular buildings and landscapes the Access Award supports  first-time attendance  by  scholars and students with limited professional exposure to the fields of architectural history and vernacular studies, as well as by  practitioners and independent scholars in the field.  The next meeting, Landscapes of Succession, will take place in Philadelphia, PA, May 29 - June 1, 2019. 

There is no geographic restriction on the award and local practitioners, scholars, and  students may apply. Winners are not required to give a paper at the meeting. The award will cover the cost of registration for the conference including tours. Winners who live more than 50 miles from the conference site will also receive a stipend of  $300 for travel and lodging, to be presented at the conference. Up to two awards will be  given per year. Winners, including those giving papers at the meeting, are required to write  an article to be published in the VAF’s newsletter,  VAN, discussing what they learned as  first-time attendees.

Applications should consist of a C.V. or resume and a one-page letter detailing how the candidate heard about the Access Award, why he or she  qualifies, and what interests him or her about attending a VAF meeting.   Materials should be submitted as email attachments in Word or PDF format to Questions  about the award may also be directed to that address.

The deadline for applications is January 5, 2019.  

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