The Thirteenth Annual Berkeley Undergraduate Prize for Architectual Design Excellence 2011
Berkeley Prize 2011

The 2011 Travel Fellowship Competition

This opportunity is open to each student who placed as a semifinalist in the 2011 BERKELEY PRIZE Essay Competition.


In 2011 Semifinalists will select between two distinct Travel Fellowship opportunities for which to submit a Proposal.  At least one student will be awarded a Fellowship for each opportunity.  If you select the Travel Fellowship opportunity, submit a Proposal for one  of the two choices below.


Founded in 2005 at the University of Sydney, Australia, the GLOBAL STUDIO is a place-based action research program where international students, academics, and professionals come together with local universities, local government, NGOs, and CBOs to collaborate with disadvantaged communities. GLOBAL STUDIO Bhopal will take place in Bhopal, India from July 4-21, 2011. Through the People Building Better Cities conference (July 4-6), workshops (July 7-8) and a participatory hands-on design and planning studio (July 7-21) participants will learn from theory and practice in India and other countries, focus on urban issues of importance to the City of Bhopal and its disadvantaged communities, and help build an international network of practitioners, researchers, educators, and students who can contribute to improving the lives of the urban poor.  For more information on the Bhopal Program click here.

Read the 2006 and 2007 archives of the BERKELEY PRIZE Travel Fellowship for successful Proposals and Travel Reports from the PRIZE students who attended those years’ Global Studios.

2.  Self-determined Travel

You are invited to submit proposals demonstrating how you would use the opportunity to travel to an architecturally-significant destination, preferably to participate in a hands-on, service-oriented situation.  This is an exciting opportunity to explore a different part of the world and to participate in an organized project that will assist the winner in gaining a deeper understanding of the social art of architecture.

Travel Fellowship candidates are asked to submit a proposal for a specific plan of travel and study away from their academic institution during the Summer of 2011. The Travel Fellowship provides round-trip airfare from the city in which you are studying to the destination and back, and a stipend to cover lodging, food, and incidentals during your stay, normally enough for three weeks.

The requirements for the self-directed Travel Fellowship Proposals are open-ended. The BERKELEY PRIZE Committee looks for both an understanding of the opportunity that is offered, and an understanding of the possible ways in which the student's research into the current year's PRIZE topic – Valuing the Sacred - might be furthered by the travel opportunity.

Read the archives of previous years for successful Proposals and Travel Reports.

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