The College of Fellows has established a small grants fund to assist AIA components in the development of programs which foster the mission of Young Architects and Associates. These funds may be used to enhance the activities of an existing Emerging Professionals group or as seed money to help start a new one. Because one of the goals of the component grants program is to make Emerging Professionals groups a vital component activity, an explanation or demonstration of component commitment and support is essential.
All grants must be for a specific program or activity of a local, state, or regional Emerging Professionals group and should address at least one of the following: mentorship, ARE, and/or IDP initiatives. General component activities or programs are not eligible. All grants are made to an AIA component. There is a total of $40,000 available for the program this year with a maximum limit of $5,000 for each grant. Proposals with matching funds are encouraged.
How to apply: Please see the pdf flyer