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Architecture Student Research Grant

The Architecture Student Research Grant (ASRG), initiated by the Class of 2013, provides a unique opportunity for student research projects. The Architecture Student Research Grant calls for projects that push the boundaries and possibilities of the discipline of architecture. Successful propositions will discover new forms and methods of working, making, and representing. Special consideration will be given to teams whose members articulate how the proposed project will aid in charting a course for their early career or future academic pursuits.

The ASRG program will award three winning projects up to $1,500 each. The grant will be funded through the Architecture Program Chair's office and the generous gift of alumni Adam Smith and Lisa Sauve of Synecdoche, Ann Arbor.


All Bachelor of Science, Master of Architecture, or Doctoral Students in the Architecture Program at Taubman College who are currently enrolled and continuing in the upcoming academic year are eligible to apply. Students can include team members from other disciplines and different stages of education (e.g. an undergrad/grad team). Solo proposals will be accepted. At least one team member must be from Taubman College.


Projects can take many forms: built objects, public installations, experiments, representations, written work, models for alternative practice, etc. The research will be presented as both an exhibition and a public lecture. The budget must be realistic; projects that convey a strong awareness of their research/exhibition costs and how they plan to optimize the use of their funds will be favored.


The 2022 application process is closed.

All submissions should be uploaded as a single PDF file. The material will be evaluated anonymously by a blind jury of college faculty. Applicants must ensure that no part of the submission could be used to identify them by name.

Naming Convention: YourProposalTitle_ASRG_2023

Submissions must include the following:

  • One-page project proposal that contains an abstract of no more than 400 words; the page may include images
  • One-page proposed project schedule
  • One-page line-item budget
  • Samples of previous work for each team member (not to exceed 1 page/architecture student

The final step is to complete this Google Form where you list the Proposal title, and names and unique names of the students on the team.

Questions? Please get in touch with Laura Brown at laurajbr@umich.edu.

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