Taubman College

Fellowships and Funding

Brademas Fellowship

The Brademas Fellowship was established in 1997 with a generous gift from Thomas Brademas, who obtained his Master of Urban Planning degree from the University of Michigan in 1955. While at the University of Michigan, Brademas had an internship with the City of Detroit that had a profound impact on him. In 1958 he went on to found the firm City Planning Associates in Mishawaka, Indiana. He had many stories from his work on recovery from the devastation of the 1964 Alaska earthquake and tidal wave and from the many affordable housing projects that he undertook. Brademas was deeply committed to community service to in improving the lives of the people who have the least. This fellowship is designated to provide financial support for urban planning students working in community-based organizations to strengthen low-income neighborhoods.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the fellowship you must be a first year Master of Urban Planning student who has completed all of the first year core program courses.

To Apply

The fellowship award is made on the basis of the applicant's academic and professional record (resume) and their passion for working in non-profit organizations in the city of Detroit. Applications for summer 2014 will be available in the beginning of March 2014 and applicants will be notified by the end of March 2014 of their status.

Past Community Development Organizations that have hosted Brademas Fellowships:

  • Brightmoor Alliance
  • Community Development Advocates of Detroit (CDC)
  • Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice (DWEJ)
  • East Michigan Environmental Action Coalition (EMEAC)
  • Focus: HOPE
  • Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation
  • Greening of Detroit
  • Jefferson East Business Assn. (JEBA)
  • Lower Eastside Action Plan (LEAP)
  • Southwest Detroit Business Assn. (SDBA)
  • Southwest Detroit Business Association
  • Southwest Detroit Environmental Vision (SDEV)
  • United Community Housing Coalition (UCHC)
  • Urban Neighborhood Initiatives (UNI)
  • U-SNAP-BAC (United Streets Networking and Planning; Building A Community)
  • Vanguard Community Development Organization
  • WARM Training Center
  • Warren/Conner Development Coalition

Joseph and Nancy Keithley Summer Fellowship

The Joseph and Nancy Keithley Summer Fellowship program is made possible by generous financial support from Joseph (M.B.A.'76) and Nancy Keithley. The Fellowship provides funding up to $7,500 for summer employment at LAND studio in Cleveland, Ohio for three consecutive summers in 2013, 2014 and 2015.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the fellowship you must be a first year Master of Urban Planning student who has completed all of the first year core program courses.

To Apply

The fellowship award is made on the basis of the applicant's academic and professional record (resume) and their passion for working in non-profit organizations that focus on enhancing public spaces. LAND studio's mission is to create places and connect people through public art, sustainable building and design, collaborative planning, and dynamic programming. Applications for summer 2014 will be available in the beginning of March 2014 and applicants will be notified by the end of March 2014 of their status.

Joseph and Nancy Keithley Summer Fellowship Recipients:

  • 2013 Christopher Roadman, M.U.P '14

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