The MAD Travel Fellowship was launched by MAD Architects in 2009 to provide mainland Chinese students with an opportunity to travel abroad and research an architectural topic of their choosing. It is only through travel – the visceral experience of walking into a space – that one can begin to understand the full context and meaning of architecture.
In the past three years, with the support of long-term sponsor VERTU, 15 students from all over China have received the grant and traveled to destinations including Greece, Switzerland, the United States, Egypt, Japan, Germany and Italy.
This year 2012, 5 students will have the opportunity to travel for 7-10 days in their chosen city or region of independent study. Following their trip, the students will give a public presentation of their experience.
The applicant must be an undergraduate or graduate architecture student from mainland China (not including those graduating in 2012).
1. Application Letter (300 words): Must describe the applicant’s particular interests in the field of architecture, how it relates to the intended travel destination and their study and the intended outcome from the travel.
2. 1-2 examples of previous work which best represent the applicant's architectural study and design capability.
Please submit the above materials as an A4 PDF to firstname.lastname@example.org along with your name, date of birth, gender, college or university, year, and contact information. The file should not exceed 5MB. The application file should be named as the following: school_degree_year_name
Application deadline: June 30, 2012, application valid with a received receipt from email@example.com
Fellowship Recipients Announced: July 15, 2012 through i-mad.com and notice via email
Jury: Ma Yansong
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