Arcus/Places Prize by CED at UC Berkeley

The College of Environmental Design (CED) at UC Berkeley is proud to announce the Arcus/Places Prize to support innovative public scholarship on the relationship between gender, sexuality and the built environment. The Arcus/Places Prize is a unique collaboration between the Diversity Platforms Committee of the CED at UC Berkeley and the journal Places. The program is open senior scholars or those applicants who are in mid-career. The CED provides leadership to address the world’s most pressing urban challenges. The winner of the Arcus/Places Prize will receive an honorarium of $7,500.

The College of Environmental Design (CED) stands among the nation’s top environmental design schools. It is one of the world’s most distinguished laboratories for experimentation, research, and intellectual synergy.Today’s students have inherited unprecedented global challenges that could not have been foreseen when the college was founded in 1959.


Applicants must be mid-career or senior scholars.

How to Apply:

To apply for the prize, the applicant must submit all the following requirements:

  • An up-to-date CV, including a bibliography of recent publications
  • A sample of published writing: Writing samples that exceed the file size of Gmail (or another email) attachments should be submitted by a file sharing system referencing the same email address.
  • An abstract of the proposed article, 500 words in length
  • A cover letter outlining the applicant’s qualifications, and the significance of the proposed topic.

Submitting Details:

Applications should be submitted by email with the subject line- Arcus_Places_Scholarto

Financial Aid and Award Money:

  • The winner of the Arcus/Places Prize will receive an honorarium of $7,500 to produce a major work of public scholarship for Places and present a related lecture to be given in the College of Environmental Design.
  • The travel expenses, accommodation, and meals associated with the Scholar’s campus visit will be funded in addition to the honorarium.
  • The Scholar will have a period of 8 months (maximum) from the awarding of the prize to complete the lecture portion of their obligation.
  • Ideally, the article will be published within one year of the announcement of the award winner.
  • The selected applicant will be invited to the College of Environmental Design at UC Berkeley for up to 7 days, to allow time to give their lecture, meet in person with Places editorial staff, and conduct a roundtable discussion with CED students about the content and research methods of their article.

The Arcus/Places Prize

Application Deadline:

Applications must be submitted by 5 pm on August 15, 2017, and applicants will be notified of the results of the process in August 2017.

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