The School of Architecture is thrilled to relaunch the Douglas A. Garofalo Fellowship for the 2023–24 academic year. The application deadline is now closed. Application requirements remain posted below as a reference for prospective applicants in the future.

We consider the experience of being at the school to be a fundamental aspect of the fellowship, and we look forward to welcoming the new fellow to Chicago next fall.

If you have any questions about the fellowship or application process, please contact

Application instructions

The Douglas A. Garofalo Fellowship is a nine-month teaching and research fellowship open to emerging designers from any location.

The fellowship includes an obligation to studio instruction. A professional or graduate degree in architecture is required. Applicants must apply as individuals; no group applications will be accepted.

The selected fellow will be expected to be in primary residence in Chicago from mid-August 2023 through mid-May 2024. The fellowship is the equivalent of a full-time faculty position and offers a salary.

Applicants should prepare the following materials for submission via the web form:

  • Curriculum vitae

  • Proposal describing research to be conducted as a Garofalo Fellow, 500–750 words

  • Teaching statement, 500–750 words

  • Portfolio of selected work; no more than ten pages

  • Names and contact information of three references

The application deadline is February 1, 2023, at 11:59pm CST.

Finalists will be asked to visit Chicago for an interview and public presentation in March 2023. All applicants will be notified of their status by April 2023.

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