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Applications Open for the LAF Fellowship for Innovation and Leadership

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The Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) is accepting applications for the 2023-24 cohort of the LAF Fellowship for Innovation and Leadership. This year-long, $25,000 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. Participation in the fellowship also cultivates transformational leadership and intergenerational mentorship.

The next cohort will run from June 2023 to June 2024 with 3-4 fellowships awarded through a competitive application process based on a proposed project. Application materials are due September 15, 2022.

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 over the course of the fellowship year. Projects may be grounded in theoretical or historical investigations, product or program development, new practice or service models, built work, new technology, or any activity that contributes to knowledge and drives impactful change beyond the traditional scope of landscape architecture practice.

During the fellowship, the cohort of Fellows and 2-3 emerging professionals from LAF’s Olmsted Scholars Program participate in three 2.5-day residencies in Washington, DC, as well as monthly video calls where they engage in critical discussions, build leadership capacity, and support each other towards the pursuit of their projects and ideas.

For more information on the fellowship program, structure, eligibility, and application materials, visit:

7/20 Office Hours for Potential Applicants

Join LAF staff on Wednesday, July 20, 1:30-2:30pm EDT for a virtual LAF Fellowship overview and "office hours" for potential applicants to learn more about the program and get questions answered. Register.

You can learn about the work of past LAF Fellows by watching their presentations at LAF’s annual Innovation + Leadership Symposium, the capstone of the fellowship year.

The LAF Fellowship for Innovation and Leadership was made possible through the support of donors who contributed to LAF’s 50 & Forward Campaign.

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