Community Development Fellowship Programs for Architects

Posted by on February 14, 2003

[RFP Bulletin]

Enterprise Foundation Offers Community Development Fellowship Programs for Architects
Deadline: March 31, 2003

The Frederick P. Rose Architectural Fellowship, a program of the Enterprise Foundation, a national nonprofit housing and community development organization, creates partnerships between new architects and community-based organizations to benefit low- and moderate-income communities. The fellowship is designed to promote architectural and community design in these communities and encourages architects to become lifelong leaders in public service and community development.

Fellows are expected to offer their time and energy as a part-time member of a partner organization’s staff. The partner organization must be a community development corporation (CDC) or other community-based organization (CBO) with 501(c)(3) status, or be a tribally designated housing entity (TDHE). The partner organization must also be a member of the Enterprise Foundation Network. Prior to application, both the architect and the CDC, CBO, or TDHE must develop a partnership based on their shared vision and goals. (Applicants who are interested in developing a partnership but have not found a partner organization should contact the director of the Rose Fellowship Program for a list of potential partners.) Fellows are expected to make a commitment of three years.

The fellowship includes an annual stipend of $40,000 for a period of three years. The partner organization is expected to provide space and general overhead costs, as necessary. The Enterprise Foundation also contributes toward the cost of health insurance and payroll taxes paid on behalf of the fellow.

Applicants must possess a master’s degree in architecture from an accredited college or university, or expect to graduate from an accredited school of architecture before the fellowship begins. Fellows must be U.S. citizen or permanent residents of the U.S. and have a Social Security number or a United States Tax Identification number.

See the Enterprise Foundation Web site for complete program and application guidelines.

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