Each year, Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation awards the Percival and Naomi Goodman Fellowship to a student graduating from Columbia University. Recipients are announced at the School’s commencement ceremony in May of each year.
The purpose of the Fellowship is to enable the recipient to carry out a project of social significance related to the interests of Percival Goodman. Projects should be strongly humanist and be committed to the possibility that lives can be changed for the better. The amount of the award is $20,000. The project may be undertaken anywhere in the world. It may last up to one year after graduation and must be concluded with a final report, as indicated below. To be eligible for consideration, applicants must currently (during the 2020-2021 academic year) be completing either an M. Arch, M.S. Advanced Architectural Design, M.S. Urban Planning, M. S. Architecture and Urban Design, M.S. Historic Preservation, or M.S. Critical, Curatorial, and Conceptual Practices degree at Columbia’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation or an undergraduate degree in architecture at Columbia or Barnard College.
While Columbia’s policy suspending all University-related travel to safeguard against the COVID-19 threat remains in place at this time, GSAPP will still offer graduating master’s students the opportunity to apply for the Percival and Naomi Goodman Fellowship. Recipients will be announced at GSAPP’s Spring Commencement on April 29th and prizes will be issued after the recipients’ graduation with the expectation that graduates will use such travel prizes in the future when it is safe to travel in accordance with applicable guidance and regulations