Traveling Fellowship Application, All Students Interested in Landscape Architecture

Established by Robert H. Timme, FAIA, FAAR, architect, scholar, and Dean of the USC School of Architecture from 1996-2005 in recognition of his parents, William and Neoma Timme. This fellowship provides funds for a student or students of the USC School of Architecture to study gardens and urban settings. This fellowship is open to all undergraduate and graduate students.


Important Dates and Deadlines


Phase I
Application Process 

1. Application Deadline November 28, 2016
2. Finalists Announced December 12 – 16, 2017 


Phase II

3. Final Presentations Due January 23, 2017
4. Jury Presentations Weeks of January 30 and February 6, 2017 (Finalists will be assigned a date and time)
5. Awards Announced Last week of February 2016 


Phase III
Planning your Trip 

6. Administrative Meetings Must be Completed 1-month prior to travel
a. Advancement Office Submit Budget and Itinerary for Approval (Rachel)
b. Financial Office Submit Approved Budget and Itinerary for Approval (Alex)
c. Student Services Insurance Confirmed (Eric Moore)
7. Receive Award Money Business Office
8. Book Travel 


Phase IV

9. Travel
10. Keep all receipts for meals, excursions, boarding passes, etc. 


Phase V
Post Travel Exhibition 

11. Exhibition Presentations To be submitted the 2nd week of November, 2017
12. Exhibition Opening 3rd Week of November (date tbd) (exhibit will be hung by you)
13. Receipts Due December - All Travel Receipts must be turned in prior to winter break 


Notes & Reminders

  • All submissions must be made electronically to Rachel Malkenhorst 
  • If you are selected as a finalist you’ll have until January 23, 2017 to finalize your project and create a presentation. 
  • You’ll present your project to the Jurors during the weeks of January 30 and February 6. 
  • A date will be confirmed with you. 

Contact Information


Travel Destination(s)

In 500 words, please describe why you want to travel to your destination(s). Please attach your project description as a PDF or Word file at the end of the application.


Travel Budget

Estimate major expenses including transportation, housing, food, local transportation, research costs, etc.

Include estimated date of departure, estimated length of stay at destination(s), and estimated date of return. If your project will require more than one travel destination, please expand the timeline to include all segments of your travel. You may include your timeline as part of a project description file.

Upload your project description / timeline as a PDF or Word document.



Traveling Fellowship funds are currently disbursed as travel support funds and do not impact financial aid. However, the University of Southern California may change the Traveling Fellowship from travel support to scholarship funds at any given time requiring the Traveling Fellowship funds to be disbursed as a scholarship. Scholarship funds are processed through the University of Southern California's financial aid division and may affect a student's financial aid package.