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Phase two of the GAHTC will dedicate nearly $500,000 to building new content, and will do so through a multi-pronged plan towards research and professional expansion. To that end, GAHTC2 will include seven new grant funding opportunities. Teacher-to-Teacher Workshop Grants, Targeted Acquisition Grants, Untargeted Field-initiated Grants, Emerging Scholar Grants, Global Connections Fellowship, Research-to-Teaching Grants in affiliation with SAH, and Field Seminar Travel Grants, also in affiliation with SAH.

There is no deadline for these grants. Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis.

Teacher-to-Teacher Workshops

Teacher-to-teacher workshops provide the opportunity for more intimate engagement with issues on pedagogy and teaching protocols that address the challenges and complexities faced when teaching a global architectural history. Teacher-to-Teacher workshops thus enable members and educators to meet over a few days, in small groups, to work intensively and collaboratively to innovate methods and examples of best practice towards addressing the complexities of global architectural survey education.

The GAHTC is eager to receive workshop proposals. Proposals can be in the form of a theme with a call for participants, or a fully formed workshop, with theme and participants already assembled. The GAHTC will sponsor five workshops, of 4-8 people each, in the next three years. Each workshop will be provided funding of up to $20,000 to cover travel, hotel, and meals for its participants.

Teacher-to-Teacher workshops are not limited to any specific topic, discipline, or region of study. Rather the GAHTC encourages its members to embrace the unique opportunity to collaborate with fellow members, furthering teaching and research, in the interest of producing new knowledge, pedagogy, and practice, at the architectural survey level. Workshop participants will then assemble their collaborations into a sharable format, for dissemination to the GAHTC community.

Example Teacher-to-Teacher workshop themes:

  • Teaching Asia
  • Teaching Architectural Survey to Non-Architects/Historians
  • Pedagogy in the Era of Social Media
  • What to do with the Canon?

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Targeted Acquisition from Selected Scholars to Address Content Gaps

The Global Architectural History Teaching Collaborative, in connection with SAH and MIT is pleased to introduce a grant for the Targeted Acquisition of teaching materials able to address potential gaps in the GAHTC library. The grant is intended to elevate, strengthen and make more accessible a global perspective of architectural history. GAHTC is generously supported by the Andrew W. Mellon foundation.

To ensure the most diverse library of teaching content, and to provide high quality curated teaching materials at the survey level, the GAHTC has established a research fund for Targeted Acquisition Grants. In recognition of the need to continue to build new knowledge in the architectural history of the world, the GAHTC has identified areas in its library in need of expansion. To that end, the collaborative seeks the contribution of scholars able to share their research and knowledge through compelling lectures that enrich the library, connect the leading researchers in the field to the GAHTC initiative, and provide instructors with content that they find engaging, timely and inspirational to teach. Targeted acquisitions will supplement well the GAHTC's current library of nearly 200 lectures, all produced to strengthen and elevate the global perspective within programs teaching architectural history.

Each grantee will receive $12,000 to $40,000 to produce lectures for use at the survey level. The GAHTC will fund each author $3,000 per lecture.

The GAHTC welcomes submissions related, but not limited to the following areas of study:

  • Sub-Saharan Architecture and Space
  • Polynesian Architecture and Culture
  • Russian Architecture
  • Global Islamic Architecture and Culture
  • PreModern Europe
  • Aboriginal Sacred Landscapes
  • Domesticity and Gender Across Space and Time
  • Inner Asian Nomads
  • Pre-Columbian Cities
  • Russia
  • Japan

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Untargeted Field-Initiated Grants for Teaching Modules from Expanded Membership

The Global Architectural History Teaching Collaborative, in connection with SAH and MIT is pleased to introduce a grant for the Untargeted Field-Initiated Grants for Teaching Modules able to supplement the well-established GAHTC library. The grant is intended to elevate, strengthen and make more accessible a global perspective of architectural history. GAHTC is generously supported by the Andrew W. Mellon foundation.

The GAHTC has established a fund for four untargeted grants. Grantees will be awarded $2,000 per lecture produced on a topic that is beyond the targeted list of research, and is as such an unanticipated, but welcome addition to the teaching library. The GAHTC will fund four Untargeted Field-Initiated grants.

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Emerging Scholars Grants

The Global Architectural History Teaching Collaborative, in connection with SAH and MIT is pleased to introduce a grant for the Emerging Scholars, targeted towards pre-tenure scholars. The grant is intended to elevate, strengthen and make more accessible a global perspective of architectural history. GAHTC is generously supported by the Andrew W. Mellon foundation. The GAHTC will privilege pre-tenure scholars, current members and content users.

The GAHTC has established a fund for four Emerging Scholar Grants. The intention of this grant is to foster the innovation and technique of emerging scholars by allowing them to build upon GAHTC material in some way that suits their particular institutional need and then return that material to GAHTC as part of its available repository of courses able to supplement the well-established GAHTC library. The goal of this grant is to work with those teachers on the very front line of curriculum transformations, and, through the circulation of teaching materials, developing feedback within the teaching community.

The GAHTC has established a fund for the Emerging Scholars Grant. Each grantee will be awarded $2,000 per lecture to be added to the GAHTC library. The GAHTC will fund fifteen Emerging Scholar grants.

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Global Connections Fellowship

The Global Architectural History Teaching Collaborative is pleased to introduce the Global Connections Fellowship, targeted towards a group of scholars interested in expanding the scope of their research and sites of study. The grant is intended to elevate, strengthen and make more accessible a global perspective of architectural history. GAHTC is supported by the Andrew W. Mellon foundation.

These fellowships seeks to establish sustainable relationships with universities outside the U.S., while also visiting new sites of research, as a form of resistance against the dominant Euro-American narrative in Architectural History. This fellowship is intended to inspire a collaborative, innovative, interdisciplinary, but, most importantly, global inquiry into an underrepresented region of study.

This research fellowship will fund the travel of several groups of scholars, from various ranks and institutions.The goal of this grant is to enable a collaborative opportunity for scholars to visit a country that they have never before been to. Ideally the team will solicit the participation of one member with local expertise in the intended site of study.

Also ideal is that the members of each team be of varied academic rank, from different but allied disciplines, and from at least two different institutions. Each team will receive funding for research and travel, as well as $2,000 per lecture, to produce a new survey module to add to the GAHTC library.

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Research-to-Teaching Grants in an Alliance with SAH

The Global Architectural History Teaching Collaborative, in connection with SAH and MIT is pleased to introduce the Research to Teaching Grant, where in research presented at SAH is funded to be developed into teaching materials essential to the continual growth of the GAHTC library. The grant is intended to elevate, strengthen and make more accessible a global perspective of architectural history. GAHTC is generously supported by the Andrew W. Mellon foundation.

To ensure the most diverse library of teaching content and to provide high quality curated teaching materials at the survey level, the GAHTC has established a research to teaching fund. In recognition of the high-level and innovative research presented at SAH, the GAHTC is eager for the contribution of scholars able to adapt and present their research and knowledge through compelling lectures. This exemplary research will help enrich the library and provide instructors with content that they find engaging, timely and inspirational to teach. Research to Teaching Grants will supplement well the GAHTC’s current library of nearly 200 lectures, all produced to strengthen and elevate the global perspective within programs teaching architectural history. The GAHTC welcomes submissions in any area of specialty focusing on global architecture and urbanism. Each grantee will receive $2,000 per lecture, that will be added to the GAHTC library. The GAHTC will fund fifteen Research-to-Teaching grants.

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Field Seminar Travel Grants in an Alliance with SAH

The Global Architectural History Teaching Collaborative, in connection with SAH and MIT is pleased to introduce the Field Seminar Travel Grant which will fund GAHTC member attendance to SAH’s field seminar. Applications will be evaluated based on the relevance of the seminar destination to their survey teaching needs and how it may enable them to develop their findings into teaching materials essential to the continual growth of the GAHTC library. The grant is intended to elevate, strengthen and make more accessible a global perspective of architectural history. GAHTC is generously supported by the Andrew W. Mellon foundation.

The opportunity to join the SAH field seminar program will help GAHTC members to expand their research, gain unprecedented access to sites usually inaccessible to the general public, and engage in an environment that fosters intellectual discussion and debate. To ensure opportunity for its members, the collaborative has established a $15,000 fund. Each grantee will receive $5,000 to fund travel. The GAHTC will fund three Field Seminar Travel grants.

The GAHTC welcomes applications stating area of research and correlating SAH Field Study Seminar.

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