Graduate students and emerging professionals in architecture and historic preservation are invited to apply for the 2024 John G. Thorpe Emerging Professionals and Students Fellowship. This program was established in 2016 to honor John Garrett Thorpe, prominent restoration architect and longtime Conservancy board member. It provides funding to attend the Conservancy’s annual conferenceFrank Lloyd Wright & the American City Today, taking place in Detroit, September 25-29.

Professionals in the first five years of their careers and graduate students enrolled full- or part-time, or having just graduated prior to the time of application, are eligible to apply for this competitive program. Fellows, who are selected by the Conservancy’s Awards & Recognition Committee, will receive one core conference registration including the opening reception, three days of conference talks and tours, and the gala dinner with Wright Spirit Awards. Recipients are responsible for their own transportation to the conference and lodging, but those from outside the area where the conference is taking place may be eligible for a small travel stipend. The award also includes a one-year Conservancy membership.

Read about the experiences of last year’s Thorpe fellows at the 2023 Minneapolis conference.

Please help us spread the word – share this with anyone you think might be eligible! Applications are open through Monday, July 22, 2024.

Help us encourage the next generation of advocates in our mission to save Wright! Tax-deductible donations to the Thorpe Fellowship may be made online.

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Deadline: July 22

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Posted June 20, 2024