Professional Practice

LAF Fellowship for Innovation and Leadership

Date: 7/5/2019 - 9/15/2019

Type: Other

LA CES approved?: No

Location(s): District of Columbia

Description: The Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) is now accepting applications for its 2020-2021 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 established 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 contributes to knowledge and drives impactful change.

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.

The next cohort of the LAF Fellowship for Innovation and Leadership will run from spring 2020 to spring 2021. 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, 2019.


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