The Nuckolls Fund for Lighting Education is now accepting proposals for its 2019 grant and awards cycle. The deadline is Nov. 30, 2018. Proposals are now due in November, not February, as in years past, in order for the award recipients to be announced during LEDucation, which will take place March 12 – 13, 2019 in New York. This past May, the Fund announced its 2018 grant and award recipients, awarding a total of $90,000, its largest annual distribution to date.

The Fund awards three annual grants and three awards: the $20,000 Nuckolls Fund Grant, the $20,000 Lesley Wheel Introductory Lighting Program Grant, the $10,000 Edison Price Fellowship Grant, the $5,000 Jonas Bellovin Scholar Achievement Award, the $5,000 Jules Horton International Student Achievement Award, and the $5,000 Designer Lighting Forum of New York Student Achievement Award. Colleges and universities are invited to apply for grants and the Fund’s Board of Directors reviews the proposals.

The Nuckolls Fund was established in 1988 in memory of lighting educator James Nuckolls “… to support college-level lighting programs that enable students to learn, appreciate, and apply the basics of lighting and design.” In addition to the Fund’s monetary disbursements, its website hosts a variety of educational resources including teaching modules and videos. These resources are available free-of-charge to anyone interested in lighting education.

“In 2019, the Fund will celebrate its thirtieth year in operation. Our past winners have been responsible for many notable advancements made in the lighting profession,” Jeff Milham, president of the Nuckolls Fund said in a recent press release. “We look forward with pride to the continuation of the great work by educational institutions and individuals through lighting education.” For more information about each of the grants and awards and to download the current RFPs forms go to the Nuckolls Fund website.