Grants & Awards

Since our launch in 2005, the Urban Communication Foundation has provided awards and grants to dozens of distinguished scholars, researchers, and journalists to recognize and support provocative work that contributes in significant ways to the discourse around urban communication issues.

While most of our recipients hail from academia and journalism, we also encourage submissions from other practitioners whose work will lend new insights into the discipline, raise broader awareness of related socio-political, economic, and cultural concerns, or influence public policy, including:

  • architects
  • urban planners
  • environmental psychologists
  • geographers
  • political and other social scientists
  • philosophers and ethicists
  • artists

To learn more about the Foundationʼs grants and awards, as well as our current and past recipients and their work, click on the links to the left or contact us at