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Nuckolls Fund Grant

Grant to a USA, Canada, or International Educator for
Expansion of a Lighting Course at a North American IHE

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Nuckolls Fund for Lighting Education

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Grant of up to $20,000 to a USA, Canada, or International educator at a North American IHE for the expansion of an existing lighting program. The funding source encourages proposals for courses that cross departmental lines and involve students and faculty from more than one discipline.

The submitting institution must currently offer at least one full course in lighting. The proposal should fit in well with the existing lighting instruction, and this should be documented.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 142507

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Estimated Size of Grant:

The award is for $20,000, however, the Fund reserves the right to award this grant in an amount less than $20,000.

Term of Contract:

The maximum grant period is two years.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Proposals are accepted only from educators at academic institutions in North America.

This grant is not intended for initiating lighting instruction at schools where none exists now or in funding “once-only” projects that will not continue beyond the grant period.

No portion of the funds awarded may be used for indirect costs (overhead). Benefits are allowable.

The Fund does not permit monies to be used for research, lighting laboratories or student scholarships. Equipment essential to the proposal may be purchased up to $5,000.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are due February 9, 2018. Receipt of submissions will be acknowledged via email. Notification will be no later than April 11, 2018.

Private sector and internal matching of equipment money is encouraged.

It is suggested that you seek endorsement of and assistance for your institution’s lighting education program from the nearest Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA) section, from practicing lighting professionals in the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) and/or Designers Lighting Forum (DLF), as well as from local lighting companies whenever available.

Endorsement of your proposal by at least two academic officials (chair, director, dean...) of the institution is required. Such endorsement should indicate how the proposed activity will be integrated into existing programs, and that it will be continued after the grant period ends.

Contact Information:

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

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

USA Territories: Puerto Rico (USA)   Virgin Islands (USA)

Canada: Alberta   British Columbia   Manitoba   New Brunswick   Newfoundland and Labrador   Northwest Territories   Nova Scotia   Nunavut   Ontario   Prince Edward Island   Quebec   Saskatchewan   Yukon

International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.