Leadership | LAF Fellowship for Innovation and Leadership

Program Purpose

2017-2018 Fellowship Timeline

August 2016
Call for applications announced

December 1, 2016
Deadline for applications

February 2017
Fellows announced

Late April/Early May 2017
Residency I

November 2017
Residency II

Late April/Early May 2018
Residency III

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laf-fellowship-530x301The LAF Fellowship for Innovation and Leadership was created to expand opportunities for research and to nurture and inspire mid-career and senior-level landscape architecture professionals toward the following goals:

1. Support Innovation in Landscape Architecture

As we confront increasingly complex and interrelated environmental, social, and economic challenges of the 21st century, this fellowship brings together a diverse group of landscape architecture professionals from public, private, academic, non-profit, and other sectors to develop and test new ideas in support of the preservation, improvement and enhancement of the environment. It is an entrepreneurial investment in the next ideas that will drive the future of our profession.

2. Cultivate Transformational Leadership in Landscape Architecture

Effective innovation requires criticality, courage, and profound insights into the world in which we live. Fellows will be tasked with building leadership capacity during their fellowship year.

Fellows will take advantage of LAF’s broad reach and network within the discipline and be expected to present their ideas; engage in critical discussion; and, collaborate with leading academics, practitioners, affiliated organizations and industry partners. Additionally, fellows will be expected to share their work strategically with the public through an appropriate format that will advance the profession’s position as a global thought leader while affecting positive change for the planet and its inhabitants.

The Fellowship also aims to build capacity for leadership through intergenerational mentorship. A cohort of fellows and recent LAF Olmsted Scholars will be brought together over the course of the year. Fellows will present and discuss ideas with the intergenerational team as well as provide guidance and support to exemplary emerging professionals towards the pursuit of their ideas and future endeavors.