31 May Upjohn Research Grant – Call for Submissions 2018
The Upjohn program funds up to six research grants of $15,000-$30,000 per recipient annually for projects completed in a 6- to 18-month period. The research should relate to architectural knowledge that can be applied within the discipline. Deadline to submit is September 1, 2018.
This year, at least one Upjohn Research Initiative grant (up to $30,000) will be dedicated to design and health principles. The proposed research under this category should focus on the human health impacts of design at the community, building, or product scale. Research should be relevant and applicable to practicing architects. It must address one or more of these areas:
Methods for efficiently monitoring or tracking health outcomes of design interventions or materials toxicological exposure
Consistent metrics for reporting health impacts or risk reduction vis-à-vis databases and tools (e.g., productivity calculators, materials databases, lifecycle assessment tools)
Policies that could be used to promote health, well-being, and equity through design and construction
Innovations that measurably improve environmental quality, sensory experiences, social connectedness, safety, and access to nature or physical activity
Other ideas for promotion or to help encourage submissions are welcome. The Pillars supports this sort of research yearly, let’s find a way to potentially advance/extend previous/current research and/or provide so many good proposals they have too many to choose from.
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