Richard Kelly Grant Call for Submissions

by | May 29, 2024 | News

Richard Kelly Grant 2024

The Richard Kelly Grant, established by the New York Section of the Illuminating Engineering Society in 1980, aims to recognize and encourage creative thought and activity in the use of light. Open to individuals aged 35 and under studying or working in illumination in the United States, Canada, or Mexico, the grant seeks to uphold Richard Kelly’s ideals and enthusiasm for light. Proposals must demonstrate both accomplishment and potential contribution to the art and science of illumination, showcasing innovative approaches to solving problems through light in areas such as architecture, art, education, and health.

Applicants are required to submit various documents, including a personal resume, summary letter, detailed description of their work involving light, and a description of how the grant would further their education or research in lighting. Recommendations must be emailed directly to the organization. Submissions should illustrate the conceptual or applied use of light in new and innovative ways, addressing real-world challenges or enhancing understanding. Collaborative projects are accepted, provided the applicant’s role is clearly stated. It’s crucial to ensure that all application materials are compiled and submitted correctly, as changes cannot be made once submitted.

The grant application deadline is June 30, 2024. Successful applicants will receive cash awards to support their endeavors in preserving and advancing the use of light in various fields. This opportunity not only honors Richard Kelly’s legacy but also nurtures the next generation of lighting professionals, encouraging them to explore the structural and creative possibilities of light in their work.

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