The Graham Foundation seeks to provide opportunities to create, develop, and communicate a project about architecture and the designed environment that will contribute to creative, intellectual, and professional growth at crucial or potentially transformative career stages. It offers two types of grants to individuals: Production and Presentation Grants and Research and Development Grants.

Production and Presentation Grants:
These grants assist individuals with the production-related expenses that are necessary to take a project from conceptualization to realization and public presentation. These projects include, but are not limited to, publications, exhibitions, installations, films, and new media projects. Projects must have clearly defined goals, work plans, budgets, and production and dissemination plans. Individuals applying for Production and Presentation Grants should have a Committed Producer(s) for the project, that is, an entity committed to producing and/or presenting the project with the individual, such as a publisher, exhibition venue, etc. Production and Presentation Grants to individuals do not exceed $20,000 and are likely to be less. Production and Presentation Grants must be completed within two years.

Research and Development Grants:
Though the majority of our grantmaking focuses on Production and Presentation Grants, we recognize that projects may require support at early stages of formation. Research and Development Grants assist individuals with seed money for research-related expenses such as travel, documentation, materials, supplies, and other development costs. Projects must have clearly defined goals, work plans, and budgets. Research and Development Grants do not exceed $10,000 and are likely to be less. Research and Development Grants must be completed within one year.

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