Eligibility & Information

Amount Awarded

Single award up to $2,000. Funding will not be provided for academic classes or conference attendance.



January 1 – March 1, 2019               Proposals submitted (revised on 2/12)

March 1 – March 31, 2019               Evaluation period (revised on 2/12)

Early April 2019                                Winner announced during Architecture Week

Study must be completed by February 15, 2020.

Presentation of study and results will occur during Architecture Week of 2020. UCFA will secure a venue and market the presentation.



Applicant must be:


 Application Requirements


Application Cost

 $25 to be submitted with application. Pay online or by check to the Utah Center For Architecture. Non-refundable.


Selection Criteria

The jury will base its decision on a number of factors including clarity of purpose, engagement with contemporary architectural issues—particularly those in Utah, innovative ideas, and convincing strategy to achieve the goals.



To help ensure a successful outcome of the study, UCFA will collaborate with the awardee to identify a mentor. The mentor should be a local practitioner or academic who can help the awardee identify contacts with professionals or institutions in the study area, provide feedback on the study, and act as a knowledge resource.


Public Presentation

The Utah Center for Architecture is dedicated to connecting the public with the value of design. In keeping with our mission, UCFA requires recipients to make a public presentation about their findings and insights to which fellow professionals, students and the broader community will be invited. This travel grant is an opportunity to sharpen one’s leadership, creativity, and presentation skills.

UCFA will work with recipients to share their study results through our website and other means.

Recipients are required to provide a visual presentation as a part of the travel results and public presentation. Recipients may use any media to present their results as long as this documentation is accompanied by a written description of findings and their value.



The jury for the selection process includes: Warren Lloyd (moderator), David Brems, Peggy McDonough, Molly Robinson and Mimi Locher.