Grants & Awards

Each year, the Nuckolls Fund for Lighting Education offers funding for the four grant options listed below, and presents four awards to students for outstanding achievement in lighting studies. The history of each grant and award is described separately in this section of the web site; detailed descriptions of the criteria for each grant are included in the respective Request for Proposal (RFP) for each grant. The students who receive academic awards are nominated by their faculty.

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

The Nuckolls Fund Grant
Amount: $20,000
The Nuckolls Fund Grant has been given annually since 1989 on the college level for the development and delivery of an innovative new or expanded course in lighting.
Download RFP (Adobe Acrobat Format)

The Edison Price Fellowship Grant
Amount: $10,000
The Fellowship enables a lighting educator to further his or her own education by spending a significant portion of a semester in the lighting industry working with a manufacturing or design firm, or at a college or university with a thriving lighting program working with an established professor.
Download RFP (Adobe Acrobat Format)

Lesley Wheel Introductory Lighting Program Grant
Amount: $20,000 (over 4 years)
This grant is directed to programs in architecture, engineering, technology and interior design that have either minimal or no lighting design offerings in their curricula now, but have a
strong interest in adding them.
Download RFP (Adobe Acrobat Format)

New Grant Option
If you have an idea for funding that would further the cause of quality lighting education but it does not fall into one of the listed grant categories, please feel free to submit it as a proposal. Your proposal should include a plan for implementation and should generally conform to the Required Submission Information listed in the other RFPs.

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