The Soane Foundation Fellowships


“Travel opened the eyes of the young John Soane and showed him possibilities that he would never have discovered from books or prints. We are thrilled to participate in this important initiative, which will afford young scholars and architects similar opportunities.”

    — Bruce Boucher, PhD, Director, Sir John Soane’s Museum, London

Museum Fellowships

Museum Fellowship

Sir John Soane’s Museum Foundation Graduate Fellowship provides one $10,000 award for students in graduate degree programs in either architecture, or art history, interior design, historic preservation, and the decorative arts. Each Fellowship funds a research residency at the Soane Museum oriented towards academic research related to any aspect of the work of Sir John Soane or Sir John Soane’s Museum. Fellows work in concert with Museum staff and curators to utilize the collections, with the opportunity to draw from the collective knowledge of Museum personnel regarding their research.

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Traveling Fellowships

Traveling Fellowship

Sir John Soane’s Museum Foundation Traveling Grant is a $10,000 prize to enable undergraduate students in architecture to travel abroad for a focused study of a historic place, period, or architect. Inspired by the young Soane’s own Traveling Scholarship – an award that provided him the means to draw and measure historic architecture abroad – the Grant enables critical personal interaction with built works. As with Soane’s studies, students will draw on history for insights into current design issues, creating a powerful and lasting foundation for their future professional work.

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