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Application Materials

2019-2020 Fellowship Timeline

July 2018
Call for applications announced

September 15, 2018
Deadline for all applications
   - Senior-level
   - Mid-career
   - Recent LAF Olmsted Scholars

September 25, 2018
Deadline for letters of reference

January 2019
Fellows announced

Late April/Early May 2019
Residency I

November 2019
Residency II

Late April/Early May 2020
Residency III

Related Documents

View/Download the LAF Fellowship announcement and application info:

Senior-level Candidates RFP
For applicants with 18+ years of professional landscape architecture experience

Mid-career Candidates RFP
For applicants with 6-17 years of professional landscape architecture experience

Recent LAF Olmsted Scholars RFP
For applicants named as LAF Olmsted Scholars between 2013 and 2018

LAF uses SlideRoom as its online application platform and will only accept applications submitted through this system. All application materials, including employer letter of support, must be submitted by 11:59pm EDT on September 15. All reference letters must be submitted by 11:59pm EDT on September 25.

Visit http://lafoundation.slideroom.com to use the system. Once you have created an account, scroll down and select either the “LAF Fellowship - Senior-level Candidates” OR “LAF Fellowship - Mid-career Candidates” application, and click “Begin” to start the submission process. You may save, edit, and review your work prior to submitting. An application fee of $50 must be paid at the time of submission via credit card.

Application Type

Senior-level Candidates RFP

WHO: Applicants with a minimum of 18 years of professional landscape architecture experience in practice, academia, public, or nonprofit sectors. Applicants must hold a previous degree in landscape architecture.

Mid-career Candidates RFP

WHO: Applicants with between 6 and 17 years of professional landscape architecture experience in practice, academia, public, or nonprofit sectors. Applicants must hold a previous degree in landscape architecture.

Recent Olmsted Scholars RFP

WHO: LAF Olmsted Scholars who were recognized between 2013 and 2018 have the opportunity to participate through a unique tier of the fellowship. For more information and application instructions, refer to the For the 2013-2018 Olmsted Scholars section of this website.

Application Contents - Checklist

Applicants should submit materials that best display relevant work, project goals, ability to complete the proposed project, and ability to lead and mentor others. (If you are applying as a team, only the Fellowship Team Lead should complete and submit the application.)

Refer to the corresponding RFP (available above) for more information and further instructions.

Required materials:

  • General application form
  • Project abstract
  • Project proposal to include:
  1. Significance
  2. Methods
  3. Outcomes
  4. Stakeholders/target audience
  5. Dissemination
  • Budget and schedule
  • Employer letter of support
  • Reference letter
  • CV and portfolio
  • Signed statements of commitment

Supplemental Materials:

  • Project contacts (for team applications only)
  • Transcripts (if applicable)
  • TOEFL scores (if applicable)

Questions?

Contact Rachel Booher at rbooher@lafoundation.org or 202-331-7070 x10