MIG/Susan Goltsman and Daniel Iacofano Inclusive Planning and Design Scholarship Awards
The Department of Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning will announce the MIG/Susan and Daniel Inclusive Planning and Design Scholarship Awards for 2023-2024 in Fall 2023.
Funded by MIG founding Principals Daniel Iacofano and Susan Goltsman, these awards support individual students enrolled in the Master of Landscape Architecture degree program whose thesis or final project integrates human centered planning and design concerns and methods into the research and design process. The areas of focus include the following:
• Design for inclusive environments based on such things as age, culture, ability and/or disability, or social and economic equity.
• Design of children’s environments, i.e., places where children are the primary user groups, such as play areas, schools, and child-care centers.
• Design of the public realm including parks, plazas, squares, and promenades.
• Design of streets based on inclusive design principles and criteria.
Eligible students shall be in good academic standing as a graduate student in the Master of Landscape Architecture program and in their final year of the program. It is expected that each of these awards will be made in the amount of $4,750. They will be fellowships awarded for the Spring 2023 semester. The fellowships will be applied to tuition and fee payments first, with any remainder paid as a stipend.
Recipients of the fellowships will have the option to consult with MIG staff, who are available to provide their support and expertise during the course of the research project, including further development of the research proposal and feedback on the design process.
The application, a single PDF, should include:
A 6-8-page research statement that consists of:
• A cover sheet indicating the applicant’s name, the project title and the faculty member or members the applicant plans to work with on the project.
• A statement articulating why the student would benefit from and should receive one of these awards.
• A statement of the goals and importance of the project.
• A description of the research methods that will be used and how human centered design will be integrated into the project.
• A description of the work product(s) that will result from the research.
• The timeline for the research project.
Other items that must also be provided are:
• A curriculum vitae.
• A portfolio of the student’s work.
The research statement and other items should all be combined into a single PDF.
A selection committee comprised of faculty and representatives of the donor will review applications.