The Richard Kelly Grant deadline for 2021 has been extended to Saturday, July 31, 2021
ABOUT THE GRANT
The Richard Kelly Grant was established by the New York Section of the Illuminating Engineering Society in 1980. Originally conceived as a scholarship program and later opened to young persons working in lighting in North America, the Grant is administered by the New York Section under the auspices of the IES.
To recognize and encourage creative thought and activity in the use of light. Cash award(s) will be granted to the person(s) who preserve and carry forth Richard Kelly’s ideals, enthusiasm and reverence for light.
Anyone 35 years or under, studying or working in the art and/or science of illumination, in the United States, Canada or Mexico.
Applicant must demonstrate accomplishment as well as the potential to contribute to the art and science of illumination. Proposed, completed, and on-going work involving light may be submitted and should clearly illustrate the way in which the conceptual or applied use of light in new and innovative ways is used to solve or better understand a problem.
The Grant Committee will consider works using light in:
Architecture • Art • Education • Environmental Design • Health • Fixture Design • Software Design • Theater
HOW TO APPLY
Mail Your Submission to:
The Richard Kelly Grant
Illuminating Engineering Society (IES)
120 Wall Street, Floor 17
New York, NY 10005-4001
Phone: (212) 248-5000
For mailed submissions—include a stamped, self-addressed envelope for all submissions to be returned. Submission of works and other submitted documents of Awarded Grant applicants, mailed or online, become the property of the Richard Kelly Grant and may be used in Grant publicity materials.
REQUIRED APPLICANT INFORMATION
• Full Legal Name (First, Middle, Last)
• Mailing Address (Street, City, State, Zip Code, Country)
* Phone Number
• Email Address
• Date of Birth: Note applicants must be 35 years of age or younger as of the date of the deadline.
• Proof of Age: Note applicants must include a copy of legal ID with date of birth, such as driver’s license, school, passport, or government-issued ID. The name on submitted ID must match legal name given in applicant information. (Online Submission: Maximum JPG or PDF file upload size is 95 MB)
REQUIRED DOCUMENTS for Grant Application
1. Letters of Recommedation: Two letters of recommendation should be emailed directly to firstname.lastname@example.org. Recommendations forwarded from the applicants will not be considered.
1. Personal Resume / Curriculum Vitae: (Online Submission: Maximum PDF file upload size is 95 MB)
2. Summary Letter: (Online Submission: Maximum PDF file upload size is 95 MB)
A one-page written outline summarizing the work and discussing the thought process behind the submission.
3. Submission of Works: (Online Submission: Maximum PDF file upload size is 95 MB)
A detailed description of work to be evaluated, including written materials, artwork, photographs, or drawings. Images must be numbered and keyed to text. In the case that collaborative projects are included in the submission, the applicant’s role must be clearly stated. Note that the Grant is an individual award given to a person and not a project, group, or institution. Proposed, completed, and on-going work involving light may be submitted. Work should clearly illustrate the way in which the conceptual or applied use of light in new and innovative ways is used to solve or better understand a problem.
4. Intent of Grant: (Online Submission: Maximum PDF file upload size is 95 MB)
A description of how the Grant would be used to further the applicant’s education, research, or work in lighting. Applicants must agree to use the Grant for the purposes described and be prepared to report back on the progress of their work.
OPTIONAL Supplemental Documents
Submission of Works: Supplementary Document: Online Submission: (Maximum PDF file upload size is 95 MB)
Submission of Works: Supplementary Video: Online Submission: (Maximum MPG, MPEG, or MOV file upload size is 95 MB)