2018 SAH/Mellon Author Awards

The Society of Architectural Historians is now accepting applications for the 2018 SAH/Mellon  Author Awards. Funded by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and administered by SAH, the award is designed to provide financial relief to scholars who are publishing their first monograph on the history of the built environment. The purpose of the award is to help defray the high costs of image licensing, reproductions and creation of original drawings and maps for monographs on the history of the built environment.

The application deadline is May 31, 2018. Successful applicants will be first-time book authors who are under contract with a publisher for a manuscript on the history of the built environment.


  • The author must be a current member of SAH.
  • The author will have received a PhD within the past six years (January 2012 – May 31, 2018) and must submit proof and date of PhD and current professional standing.
  • Authors must be under contract with a commercial or nonprofit publisher; self-published books are not eligible.
  • Books covering all periods and areas in the history of architecture, landscape architecture, urbanism, and related subjects are eligible. Publications in art history and visual studies are not eligible and should be submitted to the Millard Meiss Publication Fund administered by College Art Association (CAA). Excavation or other technical reports, articles, previously published works (including collections of previously published essays), or congress proceedings are not eligible.
  • Awards are open to authors of all nations; however, applications must be submitted in English.
  • A project that has been rejected for an SAH/Mellon Author Awards grant may not be resubmitted.

Visit sah.org/mellon-awards for award criteria and application instructions.