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Apply for the Harvard Loeb Fellowship

Harvard University and its Graduate School of Design (GSD) host the Loeb Fellowship annually and need more landscape architects to apply! Geared toward mid-career professionals, the Loeb Fellowship is for accomplished practitioners, influential in shaping the built and natural environment, whose work is advancing positive social outcomes in the US and around the world. The application for the 2022-2023 Fellowship year is now open. The application deadline is Wednesday, January 5, 2022.

The Loeb Fellowship offers:

  • Up to 10 fellowships per year, drawing applicants from across the US and the world.
  • The time for learning and the intellectual resources to fortify practice and expand vision, all in the service of improving the future of the built and natural environment.
  • During the 10 month program, Fellows have the opportunity to audit classes, tuition free, throughout Harvard and MIT.
  • A comfortable stipend ($55K) and free housing in Cambridge.
  • A worldwide network of about 450 alumni colleagues and supporters, including landscape architects Glenn LaRue Smith, ASLA, of the Black Landscape Architects Network; Charles A. Birnbaum, FASLA, The Cultural Landscape Foundation; and Barbara Deutsch, FASLA of the Landscape Architecture Foundation.

While the program is highly competitive, successful applicants are able to connect their professional success to advancing positive social outcomes. Program leaders strongly encourage women, people of color, nationals from countries outside the US, and professionals with experience in diverse community settings to consider applying to the Fellowship. Professionals with atypical backgrounds or unusual career paths, who have demonstrated the capacity to make a difference in their fields, are encouraged to apply.

There are very few requirements; fellows create schedules based on their goals for their Fellowship year. Fellows must agree to step away from any significant roles with their employers and other employment responsibilities; to refrain from professional work during the fellowship year, except as approved by the Loeb curator; and to audit a minimum of one course at the GSD per semester. Fellows also must remain in residence in the Cambridge area while classes are in session and participate in all Fellowship programs, most notably weekly forums and trips. Learn more about the Fellowship.

One of the highlights of the Loeb year is engaging with GSD students: collaborating, critiquing, sharing unique experiences and passions, and participating in student life. Fellows participate in reviews for studio courses and engage students in projects that reflect their interests.

ASLA encourages its members who meet the above criteria and want to advance positive social outcomes in the US and around the world in the built and natural environment to apply for the Loeb Fellowship.

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