CPSA Scholarship Program

2024 Submission Deadline to be Announced.
Annual CPSA $3,000 Travel and Lodging Fellowship for UVA School of Architecture’s Study in the Veneto Program

The Center for Palladian Studies in America (CPSA) is a non-profit educational organization partnering with the UVA School of Architecture faculty to promote awareness of and research on the Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio and his influence in the United States.

In the late 1970s, UVA Prof Mario di Valmarana helped found the A-School’s annual study abroad program in Venice and the Veneto. In 1979, Professor di Valmarana, School of Architecture faculty members, classical architecture enthusiasts established the CPSA to publish books and articles on Palladio; support symposia, and organize study trips in the US and abroad.

Since 2018, the CPSA has offered an annual $3,000 Travel Fellowship to one student from the Architecture or Architecture History Departments needing financial support for their semester in Study in the Veneto Program.

Fellowship funds shall be used for academic study and/or for study-related expenses such as room and board, and transportation. Funds will be either advanced with invoice or on a reimbursement basis.


All graduate students from the School of Architecture and any undergraduate who has completed their third year of undergraduate studies are eligible. The student shall be in good academic standing, display high motivation, and be willing to include research in Palladian themes in design and history in the study abroad program.

Application Requirements

Eligible students are encouraged to write a one-page Application Letter for the CPSA Travel Fellowship, introducing themselves, describing their financial need, their topic of study while in Italy — its ties to Palladio and/or his buildings (or drawings), his peers, his continued influence in the Veneto or in the US, or participate in preservation or restoration projects related to Palladio and his time. An extra page, describing their financial needs, may be included.

The student should include a letter of recommendation from a faculty member.

The selected CPSA Fellow is expected to share upon their return written and visual content suitable for publication in the CPSA Newsletter Palladiana (published twice a year). The recipient may also provide assistance to the CPSA by:

  • Circulating Palladiana at the A-School for the following year;
  • Promoting CPSA membership to fellow students (at special student rates); and
  • Promote the CPSA Fellowship to students the following year.

Fellowship Amount

The Fellowship is a $3,000 grant that covers transportation expenses, room and board expenses, and a limited per diem.

Funds will be distributed on a reimbursement basis, or paid in advance, provided official quote for travel, lodging, or study at the CISA, or other special circumstances.

Submission Deadline: TBA

Email application package as a single PDF document to The School of Architecture ’s Office of Admissions and Financial Aid (ASchoolAdmissions@virginia.edu).

Application Review

The Fellowship applications will be reviewed by UVA ASchool faculty and Veneto Study Abroad professors and administrators, and CPSA board members. The Veneto Study Abroad professors may be available before the submission deadline to discuss potential topics of study, or answer your questions. For more information contact Professors Andy Johnston asj4w or Bill Sherman whs2b.

The Review committee will select the 2024 CPSA Travel Fellow by: TBA

Center for Palladian Studies In America
PO Box 4754 Charlottesville Va 22905
Partnering with UVA School of Architecture