Fellowships & Grants

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ASF AT SOM Fellowship

Submission Information

Annika Teig 2023 Fellowship

Entry deadline:
2023 Date to be Determined

Start date: Based on availability
This will be a 6-month internship.

Submission Information: Link to online application coming soon.

Upon completing your online application, please submit an email notification to Judy.Betts@som.com

American-Scandinavian Foundation | Annika Teig | Skidmore, Owings & Merrill Fellowship

This fellowship honors the memory of Annika Teig, a former Associate at SOM. SOM and ASF will be accepting applications from post-graduates and mid-career architects holding Scandinavian citizenship seeking experience in interior design at a leading architecture firm in New York City.

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) was founded as a collaborative practice of architects, designers and engineers organized to reflect the integral relationship between architecture and engineering in building design.

One of the leading architecture, urban design and planning, engineering, and interior architecture firms in the United States, SOM has completed more than 10,000 architecture, interior architecture, and planning projects located in more than 50 countries around the world.

SOM Interiors is a research-based practice that is comprised of workplace strategists, interior designers, planners, architects, industrial designers, graphic designers, and technology experts who work in a collaborative forum that supports and is supported by the larger resources of the firm. Each project is considered a unique opportunity for innovation. SOM is committed to achieving design excellence, while satisfying the needs of each client and reaching solutions that respond to the specific context of each project.

Annika Teig (AT), a former Associate at SOM, was a leader and inspiration in the design and business fields. Annika studied architecture at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and at the Technical University in Berlin. Starting her professional career with the Norwegian firm Narud Stokke Wiig, she participated in the renovation and redesign of the Norwegian Royal Palace before forming her own practice. This practice completed several projects for firms and families in Oslo, in addition to winning, in collaboration with Plan B, a design competition for part of the Oslo harbor.

She arrived in New York City on an American-Scandinavian Foundation Fellowship in 2000 for graduate study at Columbia University. At SOM, she began work on her final project: the award-winning design of the office space for the Pritzker Corporation within the new Hyatt Center in Chicago, for which Nakashima produced the wood furniture pieces she designed. She died from Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in September 2004.


Awards are granted to those individuals from Scandinavia who have or are currently studying architecture, and have submitted a portfolio found promising by a review panel selected by SOM.

Fellows are awarded a three-month, paid internship at SOM’s New York office on Wall Street. Working with established project teams at SOM, Fellows will be involved in the day-to-day planning and design of SOM’s numerous projects.


Deadline: 2023 Date to be Determined

Submission Information: Link to online application coming soon.

Upon completing online applications please submit an email notification to Judy.Betts@som.com

Mandatory Requirements:

  • Must include cover letter as to why they would like to apply for this award
  • Enrollment in a 4-year Undergraduate Architecture Degree or Master’s program
  • Limited Experience in the architectural profession or associated arts
  • Demonstrates basic abilities in delineation
  • Basic knowledge of AutoCAD and Revit
  • Excellent written and oral communication
  • Performs work on basic segments of a project
  • Assists in general preparation of Interior Design and construction documents and models
  • Performs basic documentation and presentation work

SOM offers opportunities to work on transformational projects, competitive salaries, health insurance, wellness, retirement and financial and other work/life plans.