Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Are you an AIA Member with Kids Studying Architecture?

Milton F. Lunch Research Fellowship

The AIA Trust announces a new opportunity for architecture students to increase their knowledge of practice management, professional liability, and public policy issues. AIA members with children studying architecture or in graduate school can have them apply for the Milton F. Lunch Research Fellowship offered by Victor O. Schinnerer & Company.

The program, originally only for engineering students, memorializes the man who served as general counsel of the National Society of Professional Engineers for 40 years and, for another 15 years, as a consultant to Schinnerer.The fellowship consists of an intensive eight-week summer program at Schinnerer’s Chevy Chase, Md., offices immediately north of Washington, D.C. The program provides both an educational component (about professional liability risk management in the performance of construction-related professional services) and a research assignment. The fellow will analyze practice trends, investigate legal and contractual developments, and mine the Schinnerer claims files to address a specific source of risk. The work culminates in a report shared with policyholders, the design and construction press, and academic institutions. In addition to gaining a better understanding of the complex relationships among risk, liability, and contemporary professional practice, the student will be well compensated.

The fellowship provides a stipend of $7,000 for an eight-week commitment and a housing allowance of up to $2,000.Fellowship applicants must be U.S. citizens who intend to pursue a career in architecture, engineering, construction, or law. The fellowship is available to both undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled in architecture, engineering or engineering management, business management, construction or program management, or law programs.

For more information: Visit the Schinnerer Web site.

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