A new program to
increase minority licensure

$noma Foundation Fellowship Final

Apply today for the 2021 Winter Edition

To help increase the number of minority architects throughout the U.S., NOMA created a program to assist minority students with licensure. Following the success of the inaugural NOMA Foundation Fellowship (NFF), this special winter installment of the program aims to place recent graduates of HBCU architecture programs in a paid research fellowship.

Fellows will be placed with host firms from across the country for an 8-week fellowship beginning in January 2021. Fellows who meet all requirements for licensure within five years of graduation will be eligible for an additional $1,000 stipend.

Fellowship Details

  • 8 Week Virtual Research Fellowship with $2,000 stipend
  • $1,000 Licensure Stipend


Applicants must be graduates of one of the six NAAB-accredited architecture programs at a Historically Black College or University (HBCU) as of Spring 2020, Summer 2020, or Fall 2020. Students must be authorized to work in the U.S. for the duration of the fellowship. All applicants must be current paid members of NOMA at the time of application.


Complete application package will include an unofficial transcript, portfolio of work, resume, two letters of recommendation, and personal statement. Finalists may be selected for a virtual interview with host firms and will be matched with firms on a mutual matching basis.

Application Deadline: September 30, 2020

Additional questions please reach out to NFF@NOMA.net for fastest response.