The Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD) has announced the 2019 cycle of the Richard Rogers Fellowship, a research-focused residency programme based in London at the Wimbledon House, open for applications. The fellowship is open to accomplished practitioners and scholars working in fields related to the built environment. The deadline for applications for the 2019 cycle is Sunday, 28 October 2018.
Each of the six selected fellows receives a three-and-a-half-month residency at the Wimbledon House, as well as round-trip travel expenses, a $10,000 cash stipend, as well as access to a range of resources.
Now entering its third cycle, the Richard Rogers Fellowship thus far has welcomed 12 fellows from around the world to London and the Wimbledon House. Fellows have researched a diverse series of topics, including examinations of public and affordable housing; how food and cooking transform cities; and citizen-driven urban regeneration initiatives, among others.
Sustainable and equitable development research
Established in 2016, the fellowship is intended for individuals whose research will benefit from access to London’s extraordinary institutions, libraries, practices, professionals, and other unique resources. In providing proximity and access to these resources, as well as the distinctive living quarters at the Wimbledon House, the Richard Rogers Fellowship encourages in-depth investigation of a wide array of issues pertinent to the sustainable and equitable development and transformation of the city. The fellowship is inspired by Rogers’ commitment to cross-disciplinary investigation and social engagement, evident across his prolific output as an architect, urbanist, author, and activist.
In 2015, Lord Richard and Lady Ruth Rogers generously gifted the Wimbledon House — designed by Rogers for his parents in the late 1960s — to Harvard GSD to ensure the heritage-listed property’s continued use as a residence and to provide a unique research opportunity for future generations of professionals and scholars.
The fellowship is open to applicants residing anywhere in the world. Applicants must demonstrate professional or research experience in a field related to the built environment, and must propose new or ongoing research that would benefit from a residency in London. Applicants must have completed a graduate or professionally accredited degree.
Preference is given to practitioners and researchers with significant academic credentials or experience in architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning or urban design, as well as applicants who propose ambitious research projects with the potential to make a significant impact on relevant fields of research or practice. Candidates will be asked to submit a CV, portfolio of design work and/or research work, and research proposal. Full details and FAQs are available at the Richard Rogers Fellowship website.
The selection committee comprises Ricky Burdett, K. Michael Hays, Hanif Kara, Mohsen Mostafavi, Farshid Moussavi, Patricia Roberts, and Richard Rogers.