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The Academy of Architecture for Health (AAH) provides knowledge which supports the design of healthy environments by creating education and networking opportunities for members of – and those touched by – the healthcare architectural profession.

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AAH Scholarships and Fellowships

By Brian D. McLarens AIA, CAE posted 12-31-2017 00:00


Healthcare Design's Best Under 40 (U40)

Open - Deadline April 6, 2020

The U40 List is nomination oriented recognition to celebrate individuals under 40 years of age making a significant contribution to the advancement of healthcare design. Each year up to two individuals are selected to have their names added to the distinguished U40 List. The U40 List recipients receive a $1,000 travel stipend to attend the Summer Leadership Summit (SLS) in Chicago. The SLS is an annual gathering of approximately 175 leaders in healthcare design from the U.S. and around the world. 

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SLS Next Generation Scholarship

Open - Deadline April 13, 2020

The Academy of Architecture for Health (AAH) and the American College of Healthcare Architects (ACHA) sponsor two emerging professionals seeking licensure to attend the SLS. Each recipient will receive a stipend to cover air travel, hotel room costs, and incidentals. Registration for the summit and tour fees are complimentary.

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Herman Miller Healthcare Scholarship

To open May 2020

Herman Miller Healthcare sponsors emerging professionals seeking licensure to attend the HealthcareDesign Expo and Conference, the fall conference of the Center for Health Design/AIA Academy of Architecture for Health. Each selected recipient will receive a stipend to offset registration, air travel, and hotel costs.

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AAH Foundation Fellowships

To open November 2020

J Armand Burgun Fellowship: Fellowship awards range from $10,000–$20,000.

Griffin/McKahan/Zilm (GMZ) Graduate Fellowship in Health Facility Planning & Design: Fellowship award(s) range from $2,000–$7,500.

The George J. Mann, AIA Travel Prize: Sponsored by Ron Skaggs, FAIA, FACHA and Sondra Skaggs | Recipient prize amount is $4,000.

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Arthur N. Tuttle Jr. Graduate Fellowship in Health Facility Planning and Design

To open November 2020

The Tuttle Fellowship supports graduate students and emerging professionals seeking licensure, increasing their awareness of the needs and nature of healthcare facilities, attracting talented young architects and students to the field and advancing the knowledge of planning and design for healthcare environments. Awards are typically from $2,000 – $10,000.

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