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Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan offers three fellowships in the areas of architectural research and instruction, as well as one fellowship in the area of urban and regional planning.

Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan offers three fellowships in the areas of architectural research and instruction and one fellowship centered around issues of racial and ethnic diversity in urban planning. Each of the fellowships includes teaching related to the candidate’s area of interest, resources for the development of work, possibilities to interface with scholars and researchers in the wider university context, and the opportunity to share the outcome of the fellowship with the College. Fellows spend one year in residence and teach three classes in addition to pursuing their fellowship interests. 

Design / Muschenheim Fellowship

The Muschenheim Fellowship offers design instructors early in their career the opportunity to develop a body of work in the context of teaching. Muschenheim fellows play a significant role in the definition of studio teaching while pursuing their creative endeavors. Proposals for the Muschenheim Fellowship focus upon the development of a specific project individually or with students outside of teaching or center upon a particular set of pedagogical themes engaged in a studio context.

Project / Oberdick Fellowship

The Oberdick Project Fellowship facilitates the development and realization of a significant exploration into some aspect of architectural production. Fellows are provided with resources for the execution of a project that may take the form of an exhibit, publication, installation, or any other manifestation. Projects may range from the exploration of an emergent building, fabrication, and environmental technologies to the realization of architectural works. 

Research / Sanders Fellowship

The Sanders Fellowship supports individuals with significant, compelling and timely research dealing with architectural issues. Research could be within architectural, urban, landscape, or cultural history or theory; architectural or environmental technology; or design studies. The fellowship will support both research and the development of research-related curriculum.

Diversity / The Sojourner Truth Fellowship

The Sojourner Truth Fellow position in the Master of Urban Planning Program was created as a way to engage scholars and reflective practitioners who can bring into our program rigorous attention to issues of race and ethnicity as they relate to the theory and practice of urban and regional planning. As the Sojourner Truth Fellow, gives a lecture open to the university community during the academic term and visit campus for workshops with Taubman College students.


The application process for the 2016 - 2017 Fellowships has closed. The application process for 2017 - 2018 Fellowships will be posted on this page in September 2016.

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