SOM Foundation: Structural Engineering Travel Fellowship

Skidmore, Owings and Merrill Foundation

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Grant amount: Up to US $20,000

Next anticipated deadline: Dec 10, 2019 3:00pm PST (Pre proposal)

Later anticipated deadlines: Jan 21, 2020 3:00pm PST (Full proposal)

Applicant type: Graduate Student Postdoctoral Researcher Unaffiliated Researcher Working Professional

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Fellowship

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: United States

Degree requirements: Applicants must be within 1 year of receiving their PhD

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Note: Candidates must be nominated by the dean or department chair by the "pre-proposal" deadline. Full application submission is due by the "full proposal")deadline.

This Fellowship aims to foster an appreciation of the aesthetic potential inherent in the structural design of both buildings and bridges along with other major works of architecture and engineering. In this way, the Fellowship will encourage an awareness of the importance of the visual impact of structures among engineering students and their schools.

The $20,000 Fellowship is awarded annually to a student who is graduating with a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree or Ph.D. in structural engineering. By enabling the Fellow to experience buildings, bridges and other structures first hand, the Foundation’s hope is that the Fellowship will help the student gain a critical appreciation of the aesthetics of structure, thus influencing the teaching and practice of structural engineering in the future. 

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Applicants must be graduating with a bachelor's degree, master's degree, or Ph.D. in Civil or Architectural Engineering with a specialization in Structural Engineering from a professionally accredited degree program at a U.S. school.

  • For the 2018 awards, the applicant's degree must be received between July 1st, 2017 and June 30th, 2018

  • U.S. citizenship is not required.
  • Candidates must intend to enter the professional practice of structural engineering in the field of buildings or bridges.