A new program to
increase minority licensure

$noma Foundation Fellowship Final

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.

The application period is closed for the current session.

Fellowship Details

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


Applicants must be 2019 or 2020 graduates of one of the six NAAB-accredited architecture programs (including graduates of unaccredited 4-year undergraduate programs at these schools) at a Historically Black College or University (HBCU). This includes fall, spring, or summer graduates from the classes of 2019 or 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.

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