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James Marston Fitch Charitable Foundation Research Grants

The James Marston Fitch Charitable Foundation will award research grants of up to $25,000 to mid-career professionals who have an academic background, professional experience, and an established identity in historic preservation or related fields including, architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, environmental planning, architectural history, and the decorative arts. The Foundation will consider proposals for the research and/or execution of the preservation-related projects in any of these fields. The grants are not visualized as prizes for past accomplishments, but rather to support innovative original research and creative design. The grants are intended to promote the practice of historic preservation; the project must demonstrate usefulness to practitioners and the results must be in publishable form.

The Foundation will also grant the Richard L. Blinder Award, a biennial award of up to $15,000 for the best proposal exploring the preservation of an existing structure, complex of buildings, or genre of building type for use for a cultural purpose.

Applications must be postmarked by 16 September 2009.

Contact: Anne Lebleu, Executive Director, info@fitchfoundation.org; www.fitchfoundation.org