SAMUEL H. KRESS FELLOWSHIP

Projects for 2020 funding are now being accepted. Submissions are DUE OCTOBER 16, 2019 via the Submittable platform linked below. 

The Samuel H. Kress Mid-Career Fellowship: Research grants of up to $15,000 may be awarded to a 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. Review the website of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation before applying.

Funding for the Kress Fellowship is made possible through the generous support of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation.

Criteria for Evaluation

Applications are reviewed by the Fitch Trustees and recommended to the Kress Foundation for funding consideration. Projects will be evaluated on the following criteria:

Eligibility

It is strongly recommended that prospective applicants review the Kress Foundation website prior to applying, to better understand the possible relevance of their research to the Kress Foundation’s areas of interest. Below are the terms of eligibility for Samuel H. Kress Fellowship:

Please email cpena@fitchfoundation.org with any questions concerning criteria for evaluation or project eligibility.

How to Apply

It is strongly recommended that prospective applicants review the Kress Foundation website to better understand the possible relevance of their research to the Kress Foundation’s areas of interest. Applicants are required to submit the following materials AS ONE PDF DOCUMENT.

  1. Cover page, including Project Title; Name of Applicant(s), including primary contact person; Applicant Address; Phone; Email. Also, please specify whether you are applying for the Fitch Mid-Career Grant or the Richard L. Blinder Award; and specify the amount of grant money requested.
  2. Brief description of project, including how the final work product will be disseminated. Applicants are encouraged to be succinct and the description is not to exceed three (3) pages.
  3. Detailed work schedule and project budget, showing the grant amount requested from the Fitch Foundation and how this money will be spent.
  4. Curriculum Vita, including professional and academic background, and past and present grants received.
  5. Two (2) letters of support for the project to be included with the application.

Selection Process & Completion of Grant

The Fitch Foundation will select one applicant as its recommendation to the Kress Foundation for potential funding; ultimate decision-making is that of the Kress Foundation. Recipients will be notified by e-mail in the Spring of 2020. Projects must be completed within twelve (12) months of the grant award, except when the Trustees approve an extension. All grantees will be assigned a Trustee advisor who will provide feedback and guidance throughout the project.

Typically, grant awards are divided into equal payments, the first being presented upon the award of the grant. Substantial written progress reports are required for all subsequent payments. The final payment is awarded only upon completion of the project.

The Foundation shall be acknowledged in all publications. The Trustees reserve the right to publish the results if the recipient does not. The grant recipient must sign a release to the Foundation permitting such publication. Proper credit will be given to the grant recipient.