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Develop and Implement Interior Design Research Projects

Transform Research Grants

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American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Foundation

Deadline Date:

09/15/22 11:59 EDT

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Grants of up to $30,000 and grants of up to $70,000 to USA, Canada, and International researchers for applied research projects on interior design. Funding may be used for start-up projects, seed funds, or full research projects. Eligible research projects are focused on one of three priority research topics.

The ASID Foundation is pleased to announce the Transform Research Grants to provide essential funding to address critical gaps in industry knowledge, advance design understanding, and transform the practice of interior design for improving the human experience.

The ASID Foundation exists to advance the profession and communicate the ability of interior design to enhance the human experience through empirical research, scholarships, and education.

To expand knowledge about how interior design impacts the world around us, the ASID Foundation is seeking research projects that generate outcomes with practical applications for design practitioners and their clients. Proposed research should be directly relevant, easily translatable, and of keen interest to both practicing designers and their clients.

Grants will be awarded this year between two types of research studies:

  • Grant A: Seed/Start-Up Funds Up to $30,000 to support the exploration or pilot phase of broader research initiatives; to be completed in nine months or less (not including dissemination)
  • Grant B: Research Project Up to $70,000 to investigate how design can transform lives; to be completed in 15 months or less (not including dissemination)

This year's Transform Research Grant program has prioritized three (3) topics of interest. These topics align with the objectives of the ASID Foundation, engage ASID members and the profession, and offer an opportunity for continued research on topics previously funded, yielding greater breadth, depth and longevity of the work. The topics of interest are:

  • Adaptive environments designed for change and resiliency
  • Designing humanizing environments for imperiled people
  • Activating diversity, equity, and inclusion in design solutions

Proposed research projects should be rooted from research questions that empirically investigates potential solutions, generates measurable results on the impact of design, and translates the findings into actionable design recommendations, guidelines, and/or tools that designers can apply in their design projects.

For more information on the topics of interest, see https://www.asid.org/lib24watch/files/pdf/16977#page=2.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 183776

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$100,000

Estimated Size of Grant:

- Grant A: Seed/Start-Up Funds: Up to $30,000
- Grant B: Research Project: Up to $70,000

Term of Contract:

Grant A: Seed/Start-Up Funds: to be completed in nine months or less (not including dissemination).
Grant B: Research Project: to be completed in 15 months or less (not including dissemination)

Earliest Project Start Date: December 1, 2021
Grant A Project End Date: August 31, 2022
Grant B Project End Date: February 28, 2023

Latest Project Start Date: January 3, 2022
Grant A Project End Date: September 30, 2022
Grant B Project End Date: March 31, 2023

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Submissions must be from a multi-disciplinary team, with at least one team member in the interior design discipline.

Previously submitted, but not awarded, proposals may be edited or modified, as necessary, for resubmission and reconsideration for this year.

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline:
- RFP Release Date: July 6, 2022
- Submission Due Date: September 30, 2022 (11:59 pm ET)
- Announcement of Grant Recipients: November 2022

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online: https://asidfoundation.secure-platform.com/a/solicitations/63/home

Direct questions to:
Dawn Haynie, Ph.D.
Research Fellow, ASIDdhaynie@asid.org
202-675-2371

American Society of Interior Designers
1152 15th St. NW, Suite 910
Washington, D.C. 20005
Phone: 202-546-3480
Fax: 202-546-3240

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