ASID Foundation to Award Transform Research Grants

ASID Foundation to Award Transform Research Grants

The ASID Foundation is calling for proposals for its fifth annual Transform Research Grants. The Program aims to provide essential funding to address critical gaps in industry knowledge, advance design understanding, and transform the practice of interior design for the benefit of everyone.

In 2016, the Foundation will award up to $100,000 to evidence-based research projects that address the impact of design on learning and how to design spaces that optimize the learning experience.

"The importance of learning has grown tremendously in the United States over the last several decades," said ASID Foundation Chair Sonya Odell, FASID, RIS, NCIDQ. "Now, the ability to acquire new skills and to process information is the difference between being competitive and being left behind. Knowledge is power, and in the coming months, we look forward to reviewing RFP submissions regarding the impact of interior design on the learning process."

A panel of expert judges will evaluate submissions and prioritize the top five studies for each grant type. The ASID Foundation's Board of Trustees will make the final funding decisions. The evaluation criteria is based on the significance of study, the innovativeness of research questions, the feasibility of budget and timeline, and the strength and breadth of the target audience reach.

The deadline for submissions is December 7, 2015.

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