The Benjamin Menschel Fellowship Program
The Benjamin Menschel Fellowship Program encourages juniors (and fourth year architect students) to submit project proposals. Winning projects are completed over the summer prior to the student's senior year. In the fall winners prepare an exhibition of their projects for the yearly and prestigious "Menschel Exhibition" typically mounted in January. The exhibition is accompanied by an exhibition catalogue.
Due to campus closures and related disruptions on account of COVID-19, the deadline for the Menschel Fellowship has been moved to March 31, 2020. Students are invited to email their application materials directly to firstname.lastname@example.org by this date, end of day.
The deadline for Faculty Evaluations is now April 3, 2020. Please ensure that the evaluations are emailed from the evaluators' official/professional accounts and sent directly to email@example.com.
Exhibition catalogues from prior years are available for review in the Cooper Union Library. Please do consult them. Note: students from all three schools are equally encouraged to apply. No preference is given to subject matter or manner of inquiry, profession, or whether projects are conceived as individual or joint efforts.
A committee of faculty members representing the schools and the Humanities and Social Sciences reviews the proposals. Semi-finalists are asked to prepare a presentation before the committee. Finalists are announced by the middle of May.
Applications must include a budget. Funding is variable, typically capped at $4500.