About the ASRG
The Taubman College Architecture Student Research Grant (ASRG) is an annual competitive research grant that is intended as seed money to fund research projects by Taubman College graduate and undergraduate architecture students. Initiated by a class gift from the M.Arch. Class of 2013, the program funds a select number of projects each year. This largely student-run program is a way to encourage students to develop their own research interests, as well as plan and execute research proposals.
Current undergraduate and graduate students from the architecture program at Taubman College are eligible to apply. Solo projects are accepted, although students are encouraged to form teams that can include members from other disciplines as well from different levels of education. A Taubman College student must assume the leadership of the team. A Taubman College faculty advisor is encouraged. A blind jury of architecture students evaluates the proposals and chooses the winners.
Proposals are submitted as a single PDF file and must include the following:
- 1-page project proposal with an abstract of no more than 250 words and may include images
- 1-page proposed research schedule
- 1-page line item budget
- 1-page sample of previous work by each team member
Winning proposals are announced publicly. The winning students or teams of students work with their faculty advisor to organize their research, and with the exhibition director to plan the installation of their research materials and/or conclusions in an exhibition. Typically, the winners are chosen in late spring and the exhibition is held near the end of the following fall term. The students or teams of students are required to exhibit the results of their research (although it may not be necessarily concluded) and to present their projects to the College in a brief introductory lecture.
Give to ASRG
The grant encourages research through making as part of the design process, and projects are presented to the college-at-large in both an exhibition and a public lecture. The grant is open to all continuing Taubman College architecture students who are enrolled in the program.