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Docomomo US/New York Tri-State will offer student and emerging professional grants for the Docomomo US 2024 National Symposium

March 2, 2024

Docomomo US/New York Tri-State is now accepting applications for our Docomomo US 2024 National Symposium students and emerging professionals grant.


The Docomomo US/New York Tri-State Symposium Grant provides financial support for students and emerging professionals committed to the documentation and conservation of Modern Movement buildings, landscapes, and sites. The intent of this year’s scholarship is to enable two individuals to participate in the Docomomo US 2024 National Symposium in Miami and Coral Gables, Florida (May 29 – June 1, 2024).


The 2024 Docomomo US/NY Tri-state National Symposium Grant provides a single grant (up to $1,200) for related expenses, including (but not limited to):

  • Registration to the National Symposium sessions, receptions, forum, and tours
  • Travel expenses to and from the National Symposium
  • Lodging expenses during the National Symposium
  • Meals during the National Symposium (excluding alcohol)
  • Transit during the National Symposium (to/from events, tours, etc. related to the symposium)

Grant recipient will be responsible for arranging their own travel and accommodations. Docomomo US/NY Tri-State will provide 50% of the grant ($600) upfront when the recipient is selected in April. The remainder of the award will be granted upon receipt of the recipient’s travel expenses and completion of reporting requirements.


The scholarship is open to current undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students enrolled in established institutions of higher learning, as well as emerging professionals who have graduated within the past five years.

Applicants are asked to demonstrate their committed interest in the fields of history, architectural preservation, architecture, landscape architecture or related disciplines and how attendance at the symposium will meaningfully advance their goals or work. Applicants actively engaged in issues concerning the documentation and conservation of buildings, sites, and neighborhoods of the Modern Movement may be given preference. “Documentation” may be in the form of research or scholarship, such as thesis or class projects, related to architecture, design, or planning topics associated with the 20th Century Modern Movement. Preference will be given to applicants studying, working or residing in the New York, New Jersey or Connecticut or currently or previously engaged on topics related to the New York Tri-State region’s Modern Movement.


Full instructions for how to submit your application can be found here.


Sunday, April 7, 2024 11:59 pm ET

About the National Symposium
The Docomomo US National Symposium is the primary event in the United States for professionals to discuss and share efforts to study and preserve Modern architecture and meet leading practitioners and industry professionals. Held annually, this multi-day conference seeks to engage local participants in cities across the United States, offering participants the ability to explore a wide variety of significant modern architecture and sites.

2024 Docomomo US National Symposium
Miami and Coral Gables, Florida
Streams of Modernity: Postwar to Postmodern
May 29 – June 1, 2024

Join us in Miami and Coral Gables, Florida, from May 29 to June 1, 2024, and experience one of the country’s richest collections of mid-century and postmodern architecture. The region became an escape for post-World War II middle America, shaped largely by the desire for leisure and entertainment. Over the past decades, Miami has become a laboratory to explore new urban patterns, building types, evolving aesthetics, and emerging environmental consciousness. Explore Streams of Modernity: Postwar to Postmodern at the 2024 National Symposium.

Visit the symposium webpage.

Read reflections of the 2023 event by grantees Gabriel Hernández and Ritika Jharia.