The Parker Fellowship
The Architecture Foundation
The Parker fellowship was established in memory of Eric Clarence Parker, who, in 1957 became the first permanent teacher of Architecture to be appointed to the fledgling School of Architecture at the Newcastle University College.
The school, formed in 1925, grew out of a call by the regional architectural profession for a professional architecture program to be offered in Newcastle to service the needs of local and regional practices.
Eric Parker was head of the school from 1957 to 1965 and later, in 1974, was Professor of Architecture and Dean of the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Newcastle until his retirement in 1984.
From 2007, the fellowship is funded directly by donations made to the University of Newcastle by The Architecture Foundation in support of the fellowship.
To be eligible to apply for this scholarship you must meet the following criteria:
- Be enrolled in Year 1, Year 2 or Year 3 of the Bachelor of Design (Architecture) program or Year 1 of the Master of Architecture program in the Discipline of Architecture in the School of Architecture and Built Environment
- Be enrolled full-time.
- Not have previously received this scholarship
If this documentation is not provided your application will not be processed.
After you have submitted your application, please print off the cover sheet provided and attach a copy of each piece of required documentation to it before sending in.
- A statement giving details of the program you want to follow in your travels including a brief outline of the educational and personal benefit you expect to derive from the program (No more than 2 A4 pages)
The fellowship provides a benefit of a Round the World air ticket and money, (or the cash equivalent), to assist in the travelling program.
The total amount of the Fellowship benefit will be determined on an annual basis in consultation with the Donor.
Conditions of this award include, but are not limited to, requirements that the recipient:
- Become a full member of The Architecture Foundation Advisory Committee
- Attend and contribute to monthly meetings
- Deliver an address on completion of the travel program
- Provide an illustrated record of their travel program
Selection of the fellow will be on the basis of:
- Assessment of the required written statement
- Personal presentation and panel discussion at formal interviews
- Demonstration of satisfactory academic progress
University of Newcastle
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