Structural Engineering Travel Fellowship

The Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill (SOM) Foundation is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Structural Engineering Travel Fellowship:

The award of $20,000 is granted for independent travel and study, and is intended to foster a heightened appreciation and understanding of structural engineering through first-hand experience for the winning student. The Foundation’s goal is to instill in its fellows a heightened sense of the importance of aesthetics in structural design by offering them an opportunity to study buildings and bridges throughout the world.

If you are interested, please consult a structural engineering faculty member promptly. The Department must submit a maximum of 2 nominations for the award by the December 7th deadline. Nominees must receive a bachelor’s or master’s degree or Ph.D. from an accredited US school between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016.

  • Submission Guidelines Available:
  • Nominations/Applications Due: December 7th
  • Essay and Proposed Itinerary: January 25th, 2016
  • Winners notified no later than: March 4, 2016

Questions? Contact Nancy Abshire, Executive Director, at 312-360-4524 or email Or, visit their website

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