ASID has announced that it is now accepting proposals for its sixth-annual Transform Grants, now through March 15. The organization explains it “will award up to $100,000 to evidence-based research projects that address interior design or policy solutions that use space to enhance one or more elements of well-being for all. The ASID Foundation considers the five elements of well-being to be physical, social (mental/emotional), financial, career and community.”
The grants include:
Grant A – Seed/Start-up Funds: Up to $30,000 to support the exploration or pilot phase of broader research initiatives. Must be completed in nine months or less.
Grant B – Research Project: Up to $70,000 to investigate how design can transform lives. Must be completed in 18 months or less.
“The importance of using the power of design to support vulnerable groups in need of physical, mental and social well-being has never been more important,” says ASID Foundation chair Patrick J. Schmidt. “Design interventions can improve the quality of life for populations in need and provide everyday health, safety and wellness to them. The ASID Foundation looks forward to receiving proposals that explore the potential of interior design to promote well-being for all people, regardless of socioeconomic status.”
Learn more and apply.