AIA supports the education of the next generation of architects through our Higher Education department within Workforce and Diversity. The AIA Higher Education team serves as a liaison between higher education and practice, working with college faculty, staff and students; practitioners; and collateral organizations to support excellence in education and research and prepare future architects. We also pool our resources with AIAS, ACSA, NCARB, NAAB, and others to provide scholarships, educational programming, research, resources, and more.
Dept. of Energy - The IBUILD: Innovation in Buildings Graduate Research Fellowship will begin accepting new applications starting on September 22, 2021. The fellowship, now in its second year, is open to Master's and PhD students doing research in the area of building sciences. The broad goal is to increase the presence of diverse perspectives supporting the larger mission of building energy efficiency and building decarbonization. Of particular interest in this year's solicitation are students working on deployment and market barriers research as well as those conducting collaborative research to increase market adoption around building energy efficiency and building decarbonization technologies.
IBUILD Fellows receive a competitive financial award package supporting the proposed research at their home institution and participate in professional development activities that provide access to a network of mentors and potential internships with national laboratories or industry. The IBUILD Fellowship is renewable for up to 3 years.
The application window will close on December 1, 2021, with selected Fellows beginning their appointments in Summer/Fall 2022.
To sign-up for the upcoming informational webinar on October 13th, 2021, 3:30 – 4:30 EST, register here, To learn more, visit: https://ibuildfellowship.org/