2017-2018 Fellowship Timeline
Call for applications announced
December 1, 2016
Deadline for applications
Late April/Early May 2017
Late April/Early May 2018
Please click on a question below to view the response. If you have questions about the LAF Fellowship for Innovation and Leadership that are not covered here or elsewhere on our website, please email Jennifer Low, Program Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Can a team, rather than an individual, apply for a Fellowship?
Yes. Teams may apply for the Fellowship and share the $25,000 award. There are no restrictions on the size of the team. The Fellowship Team Lead is required to attend the three residences and will receive a travel stipend. Additional team members are welcome, but are not required to attend the residencies and are responsible for their own expenses.
- When applying as a team, are all team members required to have a degree and 6+ years of experience in landscape architecture?
No. Only the Team Lead must meet the degree, experience, and other eligibility requirements.
- Are selected Fellows required to take 3 months off of work?
Not exactly. Each Fellow is expected to devote the equivalent of 3 months’ time to the fellowship and to realizing his/her proposed project. This time investment is made over the course of a full year. Since the distribution of this ~12-week break in employment is at the discretion of the Fellow, it does not need to be taken all at once.
- Do references and citations count toward the maximum word count?
No. References and citations are excluded from the maximum word counts for the various application materials.
- Where should the Reference Letter be mailed?
All application materials, including the Reference Letters, must be submitted through SlideRoom, LAF’s online application portal. In SlideRoom, applicants must provide the email address for the reference, and instructions will be sent to him/her to upload their letter through a confidential link. Please be sure to follow-up with your reference(s) to confirm their receipt of this email and the instructions to upload their letter of reference.
- Where should the Employer Support Letter be mailed?
All application materials, including the Employer Support Letter, must be submitted through SlideRoom, LAF’s online application portal. Applicants obtain the letter and upload a PDF copy to SlideRoom as a PDF.
- If I am not selected this year, can I get feedback on my application in preparation to apply again next year?
Feedback will only be provided to short-listed applicants, as requested. Although the Fellowship jury members change from year to year, our advice to all applicants is to ensure that your application is complete and that your project proposal is clear.