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Deadline for ASID Foundation Research Grant Approaches


WASHINGTON – The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Foundation is accepting research proposals for the Interior Design Research Grant Program now through November 15, 2010. The grant is open to design professionals, clients, scientists and educators and will award three grants of up to $35,000 each. Research proposals on “how interior design impacts human behavior” are being accepted.

“The Interior Design Research Grant Program is a great gift to the industry and it couldn’t come at a better time,” says Penny Bonda, FASID. “The influx of new research will provide us more insight into the power of interior design, and the science behind it.”

The ASID Foundation is seeking research proposals that have practical applications for both interior designers and their clients, yet reach beyond proposals of basic research, historic research of literature reviews. The length of the ideal project is one to two years, and the grant can be used as the startup funds of a larger project.

Visit for more information and to download the RFP.

About ASID
The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) is a community of people—designers, industry representatives, educators and students—committed to interior design. Through education, knowledge sharing, advocacy, community building and outreach, the Society strives to advance the interior design profession and, in the process, to demonstrate and celebrate the power of design to positively change people’s lives. Its more than 36,000 members engage in a variety of professional programs and activities through a network of 48 chapters throughout the United States and Canada. Visit to learn more.

About ASID Foundation
The ASID Foundation supports endeavors that capture and disseminate knowledge, encourage innovation, and benefit the health safety, and welfare of the public through interior design research, scholarships and education. The Foundation’s initiatives include CIDA’s Accreditation Process Review, REGREEN, a collaborative project with the U.S. Green Building Council, and Rebuilding Together and their Veteran’s Housing Initiative, which rehabilitates the homes of low-income active and retired members of the military. Learn more at