Elizabeth Lyon Fellowship

Established in 1994, the Elizabeth Lyon Fund supports supports educational and research/study initiatives in Georgia that address preservation needs and emerging issues, and that will make a significant contribution to the practice and understanding of historic preservation.

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Application deadline extended to September 17, 2018

The Elizabeth Lyon Fund was established in 1994 in honor of Elizabeth “Liz” Lyon, who served as director of the Historic Preservation Division of DNR from 1976 to 1994 and served as Georgia State Historic Preservation Officer.

The Elizabeth Lyon Fellowship supports educational and research/study initiatives in Georgia that address preservation needs and emerging issues, and that will make a significant contribution to the practice and understanding of historic preservation.

With support from the Elizabeth Lyon Fund and The Georgia Trust, this fellowship will connect research with the preservation of historic properties, contribute significantly to the scholarship of historic preservation in general and in Georgia, and promote historic preservation practice and theory.

Students and emerging professionals are encouraged to apply. Application deadline extended to September 17, 2018.

Learn more about the Fund by downloading the application or emailing Neale Nickels, Director of Preservation, at nnickels@georgiatrust.org

Callahan Incentive Grant

The Callahan Incentive Grant is made possible by a generous grant from Barbara and Les Callahan, long-time supporters of the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation, in order to provide funding for historic preservation projects in the state of Georgia.

Application deadline is August 13, 2018

A total of $10,000 is available per calendar year for nonprofit or governmental organizations and may be granted to one project or more, depending on the quality of the applicants in a given year.

Criteria for Eligibility

  • Grants are only available to sites listed or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Grant funding shall be used for capital –“bricks and mortar” – improvements to a historic site.
  • Applications for planning, consultants, speakers, or overhead expenses will not be considered.
  • Grant funds will require a dollar for dollar match. The match may be in the form of cash or documented volunteer hours. Volunteer hour value shall be calculated at minimum wage per hour rate for actual work performed to the historic site.
  • Grant funds shall provide significant impact towards a full rehabilitation or restoration of the historic site.
  • The project shall demonstrate significant community impact. Support for the project should include a wide range of stakeholders, including community organizations, community leaders, and individuals.
  • Projects should also exhibit a sustainable plan for long term use and maintenance, including economic self-sufficiency to the extent possible.

To Apply
Applicants are invited to submit a Letter of Intent that succinctly describes the nature of the project and why it is deserving of grant funding. The letter should be no more than 1,000 words and should include up to three photos that illustrate the project and its needs. After review, applicants may be invited to continue the application process.

Letters of Intent and digital photographs should be sent to Neale Nickels, Director of Preservation, via email at nnickels@georgiatrust.org no later than August 13, 2018.

Contact Neale Nickels at 404-885-7817 or nnickels@georgiatrust.org.

J. Neel Reid Prize

Honoring the legacy of Neel Reid, this is awarded annually to an architecture student, an architect intern or a recently registered architect to study architecture anywhere in the world.

Applications will be available in Fall 2018

About J. Neel Reid
Architect Neel Reid (and his partners in Hentz, Reid & Adler) founded the Georgia school of classicists after study at Columbia University and abroad.

Many sources influenced Reid’s architecture, and his interior and garden designs. His travel diary, sketchbooks and scrapbooks, and extensive library reflect this. His early-twentieth-century interest in historic preservation and contextual design, in architectural education and professional standards of practice inspired others long after his tragic early death of a brain tumor in 1926.

Reid’s father’s family were Troup County, Georgia, pioneers; he grew up in Macon, beginning apprenticeship and practice there before, in 1909, moving to Atlanta.

The J. Neel Reid Prize Program Description and Criteria
The J. Neel Reid Prize of $4,000 will be awarded to a student, an intern or a recently registered professional in the field of architecture or landscape architecture for study travel that honors the legacy of Neel Reid.

The focus of the study travel should involve historic architecture (built prior to Neel Reid’s death in 1926), historic landscapes, historic preservation of classic architecture or new construction that is classic and context-related.

Applicants are encouraged to propose an independent study, but participation in an existing program is acceptable. Priority will be given to those applicants with a connection to Georgia (a Georgia resident, a student in a Georgia academic institution or an employee of a Georgia firm).

The recipient will be required to provide a report to The Georgia Trust within six months of returning from the study travel experience. Travel may be to any location in the world where the objectives of the program can be met.

The Trust must receive applications and supporting documents by February for the following year. The Prize will be announced at The Georgia Trust’s Annual Meeting in the spring. Winner will be notified beforehand. The study travel should be completed by January 2019.