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APA Housing and Community Development Divison Scholarship Announcement

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  • Dayana Salazar
    Are you a full-time undergraduate or graduate urban planning student? Are you working on a creative research project? Would you be interested in receiving a
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 19, 2009
      Are you a full-time undergraduate or graduate urban planning student? Are
      you working on a creative research project? Would you be interested in
      receiving a $1,000 research grant? Do you know other urban planning
      students that would also be interested? If your answers are YES, YES, YES,
      then we invite you to apply for one of our prestigious scholarships.

      The American Planning Association Housing and Community Development
      Division awards an annual scholarship to support academic research and
      creative projects on contemporary issues in urban planning and design.

      What is the HCD Research Grant?

      The HCD Research Grant is seeking meritorious students to submit a
      two-pageĀ­ proposal that focuses on an interdisciplinary study of
      architecture, ?smart growth? community planning, promoting feasible
      economic and social strategies, and encouraging environmental design that
      provides a vision to benefit our programs.

      This is your opportunity to network among professional urban planners and
      become recognized of your achievements. All Recipients will have the
      opportunity to present their findings at either, the Annual APA Conference
      or APA-sponsored conference in their region by the HCD Division Executive
      Committee.

      Criteria:

      In addition to the required proposal, students must submit a joint Faculty
      Sponsor letter of support; a student resume, including professional
      employment, volunteer services, and awards and honors; and a statement
      letter of interest in the HCD Division.

      Deadline: February 18, 2009

      For more information, please see below the scholarship application
      criteria.



      Arfakhashad Munaim
      Planning Division




      The Divisions Council has asked the Grants/Awards Committee to provide a
      scholarship program with the intent of promoting an appreciation in the
      urban planning and design field. Please complete the following information
      to be considered for the scholarship program. Late proposals will not be
      accepted. Grant funds will be available for use till December 31, 2009.
      Proposals will be reviewed based on: merit, feasibility and organization
      of applicant's dedication and aptitude of proposed activity. Thank you.

      Division
      Housing and Community Development Division
      Contact Person

      Name
      Arfakhashad Munaim
      Email
      ptemp@...
      Phone
      (805) 677-3930
      Scholarship Program
      HCD Research Grant
      Description (3-4 sentences)
      The leadership of the APA Housing & Community Development Division is
      seeking to provide a research grant to an undergraduate or graduate
      student in the amount of $1,000 for materials and/or activities directly
      related to a student's research. The purpose of the grant program is to
      inform our members of new or innovative housing and/ or community
      development methods, practices, or programs. Recipients will be asked to
      present their work at the either an Annual APA Conference or APA-sponsored
      conference in their region. Housing & Community Development Division
      members will be given special preference for funding.
      Amount
      $1,000
      Submission Deadline
      February 18, 2009
      Frequency of Award
      Annual, semiannual, etc.?
      Annual (contingent upon annual allocation and funding availability).
      Minimum Requirements/Limitations
      Please list all minimum requirements or other limitations that apply to
      applicants, such as student, profession, place of residence, race,
      ethnicity, sexual orientation, etc.
      1
      The applicant must be an undergraduate or graduate student
      2
      The research must be conducted in connection with a Masters Thesis or
      other student project
      3
      The research advocates new or innovative housing and/ or community
      development methods, practices, or programs
      4
      Recipients must present their work at either the Annual APA Conference or
      APA-sponsored conference in their region
      Criteria
      Please list all criteria that apply in awarding a scholarship.
      1
      Two page (max.) proposal:
      Goals and Objectives ? What are your research goals and objectives?
      Project Significance - How will this project contribute to the housing and
      community development field?
      Methodology - How will you accomplish your goals stated above?
      Budget - What is your proposed budget? (Please submit an itemized budget
      on a separate page). Provide any other funding sources if applicable
      Future Plans ? Will the results of the proposed research be published?
      Will you continue research in this area?
      2
      Faculty Sponsor letter of support
      3
      Student resume (including professional employment, volunteering, and
      awards and honors).
      4
      A one-page Statement of interest in HCD Division


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