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5th Call for the Research Grant in New York

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.

 

5th Call for the Research Grant in New York

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 competition, a grant will be awarded for 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: 2 January 2019
      Registration period: 2 January to 1 April 2019
      Results: July 2019
      Completion of the grant: September 2019 to March 2020

    • Documentation and submission
    • The required documentation can be submitted via the 'registration' form until the call closes (1 April 2019 - 12 p.m., CET).


      More information on the requirements in the 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
  • 1 April 2019 at 12 p.m. (CET).

  • Deadline for sending documents
  • 1 April 2019 at 12 p.m. (CET).

  • 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:

     

    Juan Navarro Baldeweg

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

    Born in Santander in 1939.
    Studies
    1959-60   Engraving Studies at the San Fernando School of Fine Arts  in Madrid
    1960-65 Architecture Studies at the  Technical School of Architecture of Madrid
    1969 Doctorate of Architecture from the Higher Technical School of Architecture of Madrid
    1970 Grant Juan March Foundation, Centre for Advanced Visual Studies, MIT.
    Academic experience
    1971-75   Researcher invited by Professor Gyorgy Kepes to the Centre for Advanced Visual Studies. Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Boston, Massachusetts
    1977   Professor of Projects at the Higher Technical School of Architecture of Madrid.

    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...

    José Antonio Martínez Llabrés

    Patron of the Arquia Foundation

    An architect who specialised in Building Work and who graduated from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia in 1994.
    Erasmus student (Aarhus, Copenhagen) 1993.
    He collaborated as an intern in the Department of Historical Heritage of Barcelona City Council, 1993-1994.
    COAIB intern in collaboration with the Regional Ministry of Economy and Treasury of the Balearic Government, 1995.
    Postgraduate in Urban Law and Spatial Planning at the University of the Balearic Islands in 2001.
    Secretary of the Official College of Architects of the Balearic Islands (1996-2002).
    Secretary of the Association of Forensic Experts (2000-2002).
    Municipal architect of Búger, Majorca (2000-2011).

    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.