Harvard GSD Wheelwright Prize International Competition 2019 for early-career Architects ( $100,000 Travelling Fellowship)


The Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) is pleased to announce the 2019 cycle of the Wheelwright Prize, an open international competition that awards 100,000 USD to a talented early-career architect to support travel-based research.


  • The Wheelwright Prize is open to emerging architects practicing anywhere in the world. The primary eligibility requirement is that applicants must have received a degree from a professionally accredited architecture program in the past 15 years.
  • An affiliation to the GSD is not required. Applicants are asked to submit a portfolio, a research proposal, and a travel itinerary that takes them outside their country of residence.
  • Finalists will be asked to travel to the GSD for finalist presentations on March 14, 2019.


The winner will be selected via an open call for proposals and a rigorous review process. The winner of the Wheelwright Prize will receive:

  • $100,000 cash prize to support travel and research-related costs
  • invitation to lecture at Harvard GSD
  • possibility to publish research in a Harvard GSD publication

Selection Criteria:

  • Applicants will be judged on the quality of their design work, scholarly accomplishments, originality or persuasiveness of the research proposal, and evidence of ability to fulfill the proposed project.
  • Applications are accepted online only, at wheelwrightprize.org.
  • Finalists must be available to travel to Cambridge, Massachusetts, for finalist presentations on March 14, 2019, at the GSD. A winner will be named in spring 2019.

For information regarding Wheelwright Prize application
and administration, please contact: info@wheelwrightprize.org

Application Deadline: January 27th 2019

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Harvard GSD Wheelwright Prize International Competition 2019 


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