The American Society of Interior Designers Foundation works to build a stronger, better educated, socially conscious design community by providing resources and tools necessary to grow the interior design profession.
To that end, the foundation has issued a Request for Proposals for its seventh annual Transform Research Grants, which provide essential funding to applied research projects that address critical gaps in industry knowledge, advance design understanding, and transform the practice of interior design. Funds will be awarded through two grant categories: Seed/Start-Up Funds and Research Projects.
1) Seed/Start-Up Funds: Grants of up to $30,000 will be awarded to support the exploration or pilot phase of broader research initiatives that can be completed in nine months or less (not including dissemination).
2) Research Projects: Grants of up to $70,000 will be awarded to investigate how design can transform lives; projects muxt be completed in fifteen months or less (not including dissemination).
The program is open to both ASID members and non-members.
See the ASID website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.