The Daniel Urban Kiley Teaching Fellowship is awarded to an emerging designer who demonstrates a promising trajectory towards consequential work in the design of the urban public realm. The Kiley Fellow will be appointed Lecturer in Landscape Architecture for the academic year. While the ​fellowship is awarded competitively on an annual ​or semi-annual basis, successful ​fellows are eligible to have their academic appointments renewed for a second year at the rank of Lecturer, dependent upon review of their teaching, research, and creative practice.

The AY ’23-’24 Kiley Fellow is Kira Clingen.

The Daniel Urban Kiley Fellowship builds upon the history of pedagogic innovation at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design as well as ​more than a century of leadership in landscape architecture education. A jury comprised of Harvard GSD faculty will identify a short-list of three finalists who will be invited to ​remote interviews. The recipient of the fellowship will be announced publicly in ​February.

The Landscape Architecture Department will not be conducting an application process for the Kiley Fellowship this year. 

For information on application processes in the future, see the information below.


Landscape architects and designers from a range of allied design professions who can demonstrate a significant engagement with landscape architecture practice, pedagogy, or scholarship are invited to apply.

The Selection Process

A jury composed of members from the Harvard GSD faculty will typically select the Fellow. The two-stage competition process will identify a short-list of three finalists who will be invited to interviews with the competition jury. The jury will recommend a winner to be announced in February.

How to Apply

Please submit the following application materials in the form of a single PDF (not larger than 25 MB):

  • Current curriculum vitae
  • One-page proposal describing the design/research project to be undertaken during the Fellowship
  • Digital portfolio of design work
  • Please name the PDF Lastname_Firstname.pdf
  • Submit the PDF by email attachment to [email protected]
  • Finalists should be prepared to provide names and contact information for 3 references

Return of Materials and Usage

All documents submitted through the application process will become the property of the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and may be used, with proper attribution, at a future date by the School for noncommercial purposes in any media or format.

For more information, email [email protected].