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'Arquia Foundation / San Fernando Royal Academy of Fine Arts' 2nd grant call

The Arquia Foundation, in collaboration with the Royal Academy of Fine Art of San Fernando, has announced a grant for the development of a research project to be carried out at a prestigious academic institution in New York, in order to provide the conditions and means to promote research projects in the field of architecture.

 

'Arquia Foundation / San Fernando Royal Academy of Fine Arts' 2nd grant call

1 research grant in New York
  • Requirements
  • The Arquia Foundation, in collaboration with the Royal Academy of Fine Art of San Fernando, has announced a grant for the development of a research project to be carried out at a prestigious academic institution in New York, in order to provide the conditions and means to promote research projects in the field of architecture.

    • Aim
    • Under a public tender, a grant will be awarded for carrying out an innovative or research project in the field of architecture in New York, which will contribute to making the Royal Academy an international experimental laboratory and platform of Spanish architecture.
      The grant aims to promote the completion of research projects in the field of architecture by providing opportunities for their creation, development and communication, giving candidates the conditions and providing the means for this in order to support their efforts and initiative.
      The programme also encourages international mobility, understood as an enriching factor of personal development.

    • Candidates
    • Top architects who graduated from any of the Spanish superior technical schools of architecture, international architects with a Spanish residence permit who graduated from a Spanish school and architects who graduated from an international school but whose degree has been officially approved in Spain.

    • Calendar
    • Opening of call: 1 March 2016
      Registration period: 1 March to 31 May 2016
      Results: July 2016
      Completion of the grant: September 2016 to March 2017

    • Documentation and submission
    •  The required documentation can be submitted via the 'registration' form until the call closes (31 May 2016 - 12 p.m., Spanish peninsular time).

      More information on the requirements in pdf.

       

  • Registration
  • Registration in the arquia/research tender can only be done via the online registration system by completing the form provided for this purpose.

  • Registration deadline
  • 31 May 2016 at 12 p.m.

  • Deadline for sending documents
  • 31 May 2016 at 12 p.m.

  • Jury
  • The jury will be composed of a mixed team of representatives from the Royal Academy of Fine Art of San Fernando and the Arquia Foundation:

     

    Luis Fernández-Galiano

    Permanent academic member of the Royal Academy of Fine Art of San Fernando

    He is an architect, professor of projects at the School of Architecture of the Polytechnic University of Madrid and director of the AF/Arquitectura Viva magazines since 1985. Between 1993 and 2006 he was in charge of the weekly architecture page of the El Pais newspaper, with which he currently collaborates on the Opinion section. He is a member of the San Fernando Royal Academy of Fine Arts and the Royal Academy of Doctors, International Fellow of the RIBA, he has been Cullinan Professor at Rice University, Franke Fellow at Yale University, visiting scholar at the Getty Center in Los Angeles and visiting critic at Harvard and Princeton, as well as at the Berlage Institute; and he has lead courses at the Menéndez Pelayo and Complutense universities. He was also director of conferences...

    Fernando de Terán Troyano

    Director of the Royal Academy of Fine Art of San Fernando

     Fernando de Terán is director of the Royal Academy of Fine Art of San Fernando, where he previously held the position of Secretary General.
    He was awarded a doctorate from the Superior Technical School of Architecture of Madrid in 1966. He has led town planning departments or those that are closely related to town planning in the civil service and in the city council of Madrid. He has held the positions of Deputy Director of Town Planning (1972), Technical Director of Planning for the Madrid Metropolitan Area (1977-1980) and Director of the Institute of Local Government Studies (1985-87).
    In 2000, he received the Gold Medal for Town Planning of the Autonomous Community of Madrid, and in 2005 was awarded the King Jaime I Prize by the Valencia Country Council, in the category of Town Planning, Landscape and...

    Montserrat Nogués Teixidor

    Trustee of the Arquia Foundation

     Architect who graduated from the Barcelona Superior Technical School of Architecture in 1983, having specialised in projects, town planning and history.
    Architect responsible for cultural and library services at the COAC (College of Architects of Catalonia) in the Girona region (1985-1990).
    Curator and designer of various exhibitions; organizer of workshops, lecture series and coordinator of several architectural publications and books of the COAC.
    Architect in charge of the area of &ZWSpace;&ZWSpace;infrastructure and public works for Calonge City Council (2000-2003).

    Gerardo García-Ventosa

    Director of the Arquia Foundation, as non-voting secretary

     Gerardo García-Ventosa López (Barcelona 1951), an architect who graduated from the Superior Technical School of Architecture of Barcelona, having specialised in building in 1977 and town planning in 1979.
    He has a doctorate in architecture (cum laude) from the same school, whereby his thesis focused on the work of Doménech i Montaner (1993).
    Degree (Excellent) in Legal and Forensic Architecture from the Pompeu Fabra University (2003).
    Non-tenured/associate professor at the Superior Technical School of Architecture of Barcelona (1974-1990).
    Professor at the Massana School of Interior Decoration in Barcelona.
    Deputy Director, Superior Technical School of Architecture of Barcelona (1984-87).

  • Assessment criteria
    • It must be an innovative idea and provide a new working approach.

    • Potential impact. It must make a significant contribution in the field of architecture.

    • Feasibility, the research project must have clear and realistic goals.

    • Capacity, the applicant must possess consolidated knowledge and qualifications. They must also demonstrate their ability to successfully carry out the research project.

  • Assessment criteria
  • Applications will be evaluated by the jury, taking the following criteria into consideration:

    • Academic and professional CV of the applicant

    • Report of the project proposed for the grant

    • Level of English proficiency

  • Endowment
  • The grant includes an endowment of 18,000 euros split into six monthly instalments of 3,000 euros.

    The Arquia Foundation will cover the travel expenses to New York (a return ticket by plane), visa, ISSO Columbia Visiting Scholar (or similar) and the SEVIS I-901 (or similar). It will also provide the intern with medical cover under the conditions of the travel insurance policy contracted through the brokerage firm Arquiseguros, and the relevant Social Security contributions will also be made.

  • Royal Academy of Fine Art of San Fernando
  • The Royal Academy of Fine Art of San Fernando is the oldest artistic institution and has the greatest cultural impact in Spain.
    It was officially inaugurated in 1752 during the reign of Ferdinand VI. The establishment of academies in Europe played a key role in the normalisation of aesthetic taste during the Age of Enlightenment. Since 1773, the headquarters of the Royal Academy of Fine Art of San Fernando have been located in the Goyeneche Palace in Madrid, designed by José de Churriguera and adapted to neoclassical taste by Diego de Villanueva.
    It is currently composed of 56 permanent academic members, renowned figures in the fields of architecture, painting, sculpture, music, film, graphic art, photography and design, as well as art history and theory.
    It is one of eight Royal Academies nationwide integrated into the Institute of Spain, which aims to "encourage artistic creativity, as well as the study, dissemination and protection of the arts and cultural heritage, most notably painting, sculpture, architecture, music and the new visual arts."
    Visit the website of the Royal Academy of Fine Art of San Fernando.