NCARB Increases Focus on NCARB Grant: Up to Seven Grants and a Total of $75,000 Will Be Available

24 May 2011

Washington, DC—The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) is increasing its focus on the NCARB Grant for the Integration of Practice and Education in the Academy. This year NCARB will award up to a total of $75,000 through multiple grants to proposals that integrate practice and education in the academy and address specific program criteria.

Up to seven grants will be available for proposals that:

  • Integrate non-faculty architect practitioners in the education of students in significant and meaningful ways
  • Develop initiatives that impact students into ongoing for-credit curricular programs
  • Explore different venues or innovative curricular initiatives and methods to integrate practice and education
  • Raise awareness of issues central to the practice of architecture and the architect’s responsibility for the public health, safety, and welfare 
  • Respond to relevant issues identified in the 2007 Practice Analysis of Architecture and Building Community: A New Future for Architecture Education and Practice 
  • Serve as a model for other faculty and architecture schools

This increased commitment builds on the legacy of the NCARB Prize. In its 10-year history, the NCARB Prize has impacted tens of thousands of students by awarding more than $600,000 to architecture schools to encourage and support the integration of practice and education in the academy.

Launched in 2006, the intent of the NCARB Grant Program is to support new programs that increase the connection between practice and education through means that are more innovative and creative than schools may be able to initially afford on their own. Since its inception, the Grant Program has awarded $65,000.

Schools located in NCARB Member Board jurisdictions with programs that are accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) and programs that are candidates for NAAB-accreditation are encouraged to submit proposals for new for-credit initiatives that integrate practice and education in the academy.

Proposals must be submitted by e-mail no earlier than Tuesday, 13 September 2011 and no later than Tuesday, 11 October 2011, 5 p.m. EDT. No proposals will be accepted after Tuesday, 11 October 2011, 5 p.m. EDT.

NCARB’s Practice Education Committee will review all eligible proposals and award up to seven grants totaling up to $75,000. NCARB Grant recipients will be announced in November 2011 at the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) Administrator Conference.

For more information on the 2011 NCARB Grant including proposal requirements, go to the NCARB Grant section.

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About NCARB
The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards’ membership is made up of the architectural registration boards of all 50 states as well as those of the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. NCARB assists its member registration boards in carrying out their duties and provides a certification program for individual architects.

NCARB protects the public health, safety, and welfare by leading the regulation of the practice of architecture through the development and application of standards for licensure and credentialing of architects. In order to achieve these goals, the Council develops and recommends standards to be required of an applicant for architectural registration; develops and recommends standards regulating the practice of architecture; provides to Member Boards a process for certifying the qualifications of an architect for registration; and represents the interests of Member Boards before public and private agencies. NCARB has established reciprocal registration for architects in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

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