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The ASID Foundation is working to build a stronger, highly-educated, and socially-conscious design community by providing resources and tools necessary to grow the interior design profession.

As the largest research grant for the interior design profession, the ASID Foundation is pleased to announce the 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. 

  • 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).

The Transform Interior Design Research Grant program is made possible by the generous support of the Donghia Foundation.

All scholarships are open and free to ASID members and non-members. 

Read the full RFP

ASID Foundation Transform Research Grants Timeline 

April 25, 2018  Proposal Submissions Opens 
June 27, 2018 All Submissions Due
(Submissions will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. EDT)
July - August 2018  Jury Review
September 2018  All Grant Recipients Announced







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