Terra 2022



PLEASE NOTE: At this time, scholarships are available only to attendees who demonstrate financial need and merit and who meet the following requirements. 

  • Select applicants from the tribes and pueblos of New Mexico and the American Southwest

Scholarship Information

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the funding landscape is more restricted than originally anticipated. With the limited scholarship funds we have, we will be prioritizing funding to speakers/presenters as well as local and regional attendees from the Native American tribes and pueblos. Please read below for more information about the currently available scholarships.

Given our limited capacity for funding, we highly encourage you to apply for funding with your home institutions and seek out individual travel grants. We have compiled a list of travel grants and scholarships available for individuals to apply on their own. Please see below for a running list of potential scholarships for individual application. We recommend reviewing this list to see if any grants match your qualifications. We also recommend seeking out funding opportunities from your university and/or research institution directly.

Financial assistance to attend Terra 2022 World Congress has been provided thus far thanks to the generous support of Getty Foundation and Chamiza Foundation. 

For any questions about funding opportunities to attend Terra 2022, please contact Terra2022@getty.edu

Available Scholarships

At this time, scholarships are only available to attendees who demonstrate financial need and merit and who meet the following requirements. 

  • Applicants from the tribes and pueblos of New Mexico and the American Southwest

With financial support from the Getty Foundation and Chamiza Foundation, Cornerstones Community Partnerships and the Getty Conservation Institute will provide scholarships to support speakers and participants from the 19 Native American pueblos and tribes in New Mexico, representatives from tribes and pueblos from other Southwestern states, and representatives from Northern Mexico to attend the Terra 2022 13th World Congress on Earthen Architectural Heritage. 

The Congress will be an educational opportunity for those working with or studying earthen architecture. Hundreds of specialists will attend from many fields, including building and construction, site management, conservation, anthropology, architecture, and sustainable development. Workshops, presentations, posters, and digital media will illuminate contemporary research and teach best practices in conserving earthen heritage across the world.

Applications for the scholarship are due Tuesday, February 22. They include a letter of intent, a letter of recommendation, and a resume. The scholarship program will significantly help cover attendance, accommodation, and travel costs. 

Please ensure that your application materials specifically address how Terra 2022 Conference would benefit you given your interests, work, skills, personal background, or experiences with indigenous communities and earthen heritage. 

Scholarship Interest Form

You may indicate your interest in receiving financial support by completing this form. If you are identified as having met the criteria of a future scholarship, you may be contacted and asked for additional information per the specific criteria of that funding opportunity. Should additional scholarships become available, those who complete this form may be contacted and invited to apply based on the eligibility criteria. Prospective awardees must demonstrate the following:

  • Personal financial need
  • Clear understanding of benefits foreseen of attending Terra 2022 World Congress for themselves and their community
  • Their commitment to obtain a visa in time, should a visa be required
  • That all other parts of the cost of their participation are covered by themselves or by additional funding.


Updated periodically

Individuals may investigate and apply to these funding sources directly on each funder's webpage. We cannot guarantee that funding will be granted from any of these organizations.

Grantmaking Institution Grant Information

AIC/FAIC Professional Development Grants

FAIC offers several grants and scholarships to promote access to professional development, outreach to the public, and support research and publications. Explore the variety of funding opportunities to find support for your project.

APT / APT Western Chapter

The WCAPT Student Scholarship Fund provides financial support to current graduate students or recent graduates in historic preservation or related fields in architecture, engineering, materials science, or allied trades to help defer expenses relating to training, continuing professional development.

Arnold W. Brunner Grant

This grant furthers advanced study in any area of architectural investigation that will effectively contribute to the knowledge, teaching, or practice of the art and science of architecture. The proposed investigation is to result in a final written work, design project, research paper, or other form of presentation.

Association of Commonwealth University

The ACU is committed to delivering educational opportunities that make a positive and lasting difference. One of the ways we do this is through the management of world-class international scholarship schemes that build enduring international connections and understanding between individuals, institutions, and nations.

Fitch Foundation

The Silman Award will be presented biennially to an engineer, architect, or other design professional in a related field for a proposal exploring the preservation, restoration, or adaptive reuse of the built environment, in the spirit of Robert Silman.

Keepers Preservation Education Fund

The Keepers Preservation Education Fund provides financial support to aspiring or established preservation professionals in the United States to increase or share their professional knowledge or enhance their career potential in historic preservation-related subjects. Awards may be used for tuition, professional meeting attendance, special book or other types of media purchases, domestic and foreign study travel, and other purposes as deemed appropriate.


For experienced researchers in any discipline, to complete a piece of research. Research Fellowships are open to experienced researchers, particularly those who are or have been prevented by routine duties from completing a programme of original research.

On the Move

With On the Move partners, they have produced over 60 national and regional mobility funding guides. Explore more than 2000 grants, scholarships, residencies, and other opportunities to get moving.

Prince Claus Fund

Specifically intended for emerging artists and cultural practitioners living in and travelling from countries listed in the DAC list. Please note, the Mobility Fund does not include accommodation, visa, transfer or per diem costs.

Stewardson Keefe LeBrun Travel Grant

This grant is awarded to further the personal and professional development of an architect in early or mid career through travel. Travel plans should be focused on a selected topic of interest to the individual rather than as part of a larger humanitarian or institutional endeavor. If appropriate, the winner may be asked to present at the Center for Architecture upon return.

The John Anson Kittredge Fund

The Fund’s grantees tend to be individuals engaged in specific projects that will contribute to the development of their creative or scholarly potential. Typical recipients are enrolled in graduate study or postgraduate work, or are at an early stage of a promising professional career in the arts, humane letters, or social sciences.

Timothy S.Y. Lam Foundation

The Timothy S Y Lam Foundation recognizes the importance of attending professional conferences for continuing education. Travel grants allow those in the field to meet with other professional and speak about the industry. Attending industry conferences promotes fellowship and affords hospitality professionals access to educational seminars, networking opportunities, and research ideas.


UNESCO offers some scholarship opportunities at National and International levels and your best bet is to use the search function in the general UNESCO website but also look into the Regional UNESCO office in Abuja as well as the Nigeria National UNESCO website.



Wenner Gren

The Foundation has a variety of grant programs for anthropological research and scholarship that are open to applicants irrespective of nationality or country of residence. Guidelines, eligibility and application information are listed.