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The Taconic Fellowship supports Pratt Institute faculty, staff, and students working on community development projects throughout New York City.

About the Fellowship

The Taconic Fellowship provides financial awards for projects that align with Pratt Center’s urban planning and policy work to advance sustainable and equitable community development in New York City and its neighborhoods. The goals of the Fellowship are to facilitate “beyond the gates” community service projects and support Pratt Institute’s commitment to collaboration, interdisciplinary projects, and service learning.

The Taconic Fellowship supports projects that use a ground-up, community-based approach to tackling issues of urban sustainability and socioeconomic inequity. Fellowships are awarded to teams of Pratt Institute faculty and students working in close collaboration with a community-based organization on a project which addresses a community need. The maximum award per project is $12,000, and it is intended to allow Pratt teams to engage in a collaborative design, decision-making and implementation process with the community organization.


Posted 08/31/2022

The Taconic Application period for 2022-23 is now closed. Applications are currently under review. Award announcements will be made in September.

2022-2023 Projects

Food Futures Food Justice Lab
Pratt Phenology Trail
Long Memories of Material Injustices
Mujeres Atrevidas

2021-2022 Projects

Multigenerational Active Streets Jackson Heights
Reclaiming the Commons through Play
The Green Stitch: Knitting Communities Together One Garden at a Time
Enhancing Access to Healthy Food
All Weather Garden Pavilions

2020-2021 Projects

Piloting Innovative Community Engagement Tools for Two Bridges
Connecting to the Archive of Weeksville
Owning Our Narrative: From Victims to Victors
Blue City Blue Blocks Garden
Grassroots Women in Community Development & Climate Justice
Minecraft x Youth Engagement

2019-2020 Projects

Environmental Justice For Vendors By Vendors
Future Cities
Fear as Fuel
Migration Stories in Multiple Media
Emancipatory Urban Futures
(Dis)placed in Sunset Park
Life of Benjamin Banneker

2018-2019 Projects

A Food Buying Club for East New York
Climate Resilience Leadership Lab
Community Photo Album
As Told

2017-2018 Projects

Stories in Clay
Truthworker Theater Trilogy