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ASID Foundation Research Grant Program

ASID Foundation Research Grant Program

The ASID Foundation Research Grant Program seeks to support research projects that result in actionable design principles, guidelines, and/or tools that designers can apply in their design projects.

To infiltrate research into practice, the ASID Foundation is seeking proposals that generate empirical evidence to support design that is of interest to design practitioners, clients, and end-users. Completed research projects are to be developed into an educational resource that will be shared with the design community. Four research grants will be awarded up to $10,000 each.


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The ASID Foundation research committee prioritized four topics of interest but welcomes proposals covering other topics that researchers have identified as pertinent to practice. Proposed research projects should address critical gaps and/or future advances in industry knowledge, elevate the value of design, and demonstrate the impact of interior design for the benefit of everyone.


Research Topic #1: Design for Mindfulness
Research Topic #2: Divergent Creativity | Co-Creation
Research Topic #3: Design for Imperiled People: Humanizing Environments
Research Topic #4: Measuring the Return on Investment through Post-Occupancy Evaluations