Fellowship projects may follow a variety of paths, from pure research involving reflection on professional issues and challenges, to practical research involving projects designed to have specific results. Examples of eligible activities include, but are not limited to:
Sabbaticals for the study of innovative design or technology in architecture or related fields
Collaborations between architects and planners or others
Preparation of public education projects
Research and writing on a specific topic
Applicants may request support for stipends, travel, lodging, materials, and other relevant needs. The Fellowship is intended to promote the dissemination and application of ideas. Projects must include followup activities, such as seminars, written documentation, lectures, media presentations, tours, or other methods of sharing results with the professional community and general public.
Eligibility for the Van Evera Bailey Fellowship is flexible. Favorable emphasis will be given to applicants who are licensed architects with practices based in Oregon. A strong emphasis will be on experienced professionals in architecture and directly related fields. The intention of the fellowship is to provide time for creativity, reflection, and the pursuit of a deeper understanding of ideas that will benefit the profession and the greater community.
Applicants may apply jointly. For example, if an architect and an urban planner see a potential for an innovative project that requires unusual research, they can apply jointly for stipends, or support of travel and other expenses, in order to examine relevant work in other communities, states, or countries; consult with professional peers and leading thinkers; formulate detailed plans; and produce articles or public education programs.
Current members of the board of the Architecture Foundation of Oregon are not eligible to apply for this fellowship, or to receive Fellowship funds indirectly as a partner in a proposed project.