Today the Harvard Graduate School of Design opened applications for the 2017 round of the $100,000 Wheelwright Prize. Open to U.S.–based and international applicants, the annual prize funds travel research for young designers that have graduated from an accredited architecture program in the last 15 years. According to a press release: "Applicants will be judged on the quality of their design work, scholarly accomplishments, originality and persuasiveness of their research proposal, and evidence of ability to fulfill the proposed project." Applications are due January 31, 2017.

Anna Puigjaner, co-founder of Barcelona-based MAIO, won last year's prize for her proposal, "Kitchenless City: Architectural Systems for Social Welfare." The 2014 winner, Jose Ahedo (also from Barcelona), is giving a lecture on this evening on his project, "Domesticated Grounds: Design and Domesticity Within Animal Farming Systems," at Harvard, which will also be livestreamed.

Read ARCHITECT's past coverage of the Wheelwright Prize.