The Fitch Foundation supports professionals in the fields of historic preservation, landscape architecture, urban design, environmental planning, materials conservation, decorative arts, architectural design and history, and allied fields.
Applications for 2018 funding are now being accepted. Applications must be submitted by November 2, 2017, 11PM EST. Applicants may apply for one of three available grants: the FITCH Mid-Career Fellowship, the Richard L. BLINDER Award and the Samuel H. KRESS Fellowship (scroll for award descriptions).
Explore the work of Fellows past and present (clockwise from top left):
Kress Fellow Mark Rakatansky (2017), Fitch Fellow Mandy Metcalf (2013),
and Blinder Awardees Amanda Schachter & Alexander Levi (2014).
FITCH MID-CAREER FELLOWSHIP: Research grants of up to $15,000 will be awarded to one ore more mid-career professionals who have an academic background, professional experience and an established identity in one or more of the following fields: historic preservation, architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, environmental planning, architectural history and the decorative arts. The James Marston Fitch Charitable Foundation will consider proposals for the research and/or the execution of the preservation-related projects in any of these fields. View eligibility details and more.
RICHARD L. BLINDER AWARD: An award up to $15,000 will be presented biennially to an architect or other professional in a related historic preservation field for a proposal exploring architecture and preservation. 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. View eligibility details and more.
SAMUEL H. KRESS MID-CAREER FELLOWSHIP: Research grants of up to $15,000 will be awarded to one mid-career professional whose research project relates to the appreciation, interpretation, preservation, study and teaching of European art, architecture and related disciplines from antiquity to the early 19th century, in the context of historic preservation in the United States. Potential Kress Fellow projects could include the exploration of shared European and American influences in style, design, materials, construction techniques, building types, conservation and interpretation methodologies, philosophical and theoretical attitudes, and other factors applicable to preservation in both Europe and America. View eligibility details and more.