Penn State College of Engineering Penn State College of Engineering

Structural Engineering Traveling Fellowship

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The Structural Engineering Travel Fellowship is a $10,000 award that aims to foster an appreciation of the aesthetic potential in the structural design of buildings and bridges by enabling a gifted graduate to experience works of architecture and engineering first hand. The Foundation hopes that the Fellow will in turn influence the practice and teaching of structural engineering in the future.


Applicants must be graduating with a bachelor's degree, master's degree, or Ph.D. in Civil or Architectural Engineering with a specialization in Structural Engineering from a U.S. school. U.S. citizenship is not required.

Terms of Award:

The SOM Prize in architecture, design and urban design is a $50,000 research and travel fellowship that enables one outstanding student to do in-depth research, collaborate with other designers, and pursue independent study outside the realm of established patterns. In addition to the grand SOM Prize, the Foundation also awards a $20,000 travel fellowship to the second strongest candidate.

Please Submit:

3.1. Candidates must be nominated by the dean or department chair via U.S. mail using the nomination form attached or on the website. Forms must be received no later than 5:00pm (CST). Forms received after this time may not be considered.
3.2. An identification number will be assigned to each candidate. Candidates will be notified of their number via e-mail. This number is random and does not reflect the order in which a submission will be judged. The identification number is to assure the anonymity of each candidate and should be included on each page of the submission.
3.3. Submission materials, as outlined in Sec. 4, must be received no later than 5:00pm (CST). Submissions received later than 5:00 p.m. will not be considered.
3.4. The jury will meet in February. The winner will be notified no later than.
3.5. The intention is to award one Structural Engineering Traveling Fellowship, but the Foundation reserves right to choose not to award, to co-award, or to split the prize as the jury deems appropriate.

Online Application: