The Paul Oberman Graduate Student Endowment Fund provides travel and research-related funds to in-course current students in the Master of Architecture and Master of Urban Design programs enrolled at the Daniels Faculty. Students eligible for the award must be in good academic standing and have completed at least the first year of study of their respective programs. Qualifying applicants will consist of those submitting a proposal that demonstrates a sense of vision, initiative, and passion for how the historic form and the architecture of a city(ies) is(are) being creatively transformed to meet the contemporary demands of society.
A final report is required of the successful applicant(s) on their return from their trip by October 31st in the same year, with the Faculty to publicize award recipient(s) by name and post aspects of his or her reports (at its discretion) on the Faculty website and in other communications materials.
About Paul Oberman:
Paul Oberman was a generous donor and friend to the Daniels Faculty, supporting its students in the Master of Urban Design program and aiding them to travel to Bogota and Beunos Aires through an innovative design studio named Studio Norte Sur. In this studio, students were introduced to a variety of urban and architectural practices and encouraged to develop an outward-thinking, international perspective. He was also highly engaged in working with Dean Richard Sommer to realize the vision for an expansion and renewal of the Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at One Spadina Crescent. The Paul Oberman Award has been established with donations made in memory of Paul Oberman at the initiation of his spouse Eve Lewis and their children.
The approximate value of this award is $12,000.00. The amount may be awarded to 1 to 3 students dependent on the applications received.
Students must apply for the award by submitting an application along with a proposal that details their travel/research itinerary, including sites to be visited, the dates involved, and a corresponding budget. Applications must also include a statement of how the award will contribute to the development of their further studies and/or thesis proposal. Students to receive the award must conduct their travel/research between May and August of the year in which the award is conferred.
This award is an in-course award (not graduating) award.
The Application form can be found below:
Paul Oberman Graduate Student Endowment Fund Application
The deadline to apply is Wednesday, March 15, 2017. All applications are to be submitted digitally to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line: Paul Oberman GSEF - [your name].
[Updated: 8 Mar 17]