Senior Fellows must be persons who hold a terminal degree and possess a distinguished record of accomplishment. Research is not subject to geographical restrictions, although preference is given to Delaware Valley topics. Applications are reviewed by a committee of architects, architectural historians, and educators appointed by the Athenaeum board of directors. Outside readers may be asked to assist in the evaluation of proposals. Grants generally do not exceed $15,000 and may not be used for international travel.
The Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) is accepting nominations for the Charles E. Peterson Fellowship of the Buildings of the United States and the Athenaeum of Philadelphia. A joint program with the Athenaeum of Philadelphia, the Peterson Fellowship supports the participation of a graduate student in the research and writing for a volume in the Buildings of the United States (BUS) series and/or SAH Archipedia, the Society’s online architectural resource.