The special projects application requires the following:

  • Proposal abstract (500-word maximum) describing the research initiative or activity
  • For research projects using human subjects, authors must include an IRB application (as required by their institution) for human subject research with this application. The IRB does not need to be approved prior to submitting.
  • Budget 

This is a blind review, any abstract or budget that includes the name of the researchers or institution will be disqualified. 

IDECF Special Projects Grant

The IDEC Foundation is pleased to announce funding for Special Projects and invites ‎submissions by the membership. Requests - for funding up to $3,000 - will be considered ‎that engage creative, goal-oriented activities of a defined scope and duration benefiting ‎interior design education and/or the profession. One or two projects may be funded this ‎year. Funded projects must produce tangible results and clearly reinforce the mission, core ‎values, and vision of IDEC. The committee may decide to split the funds among more than ‎two requests.‎
Project Information (Select only one)(Required)
If you selected "Research Initiative", you must also answer the following questions:
Does your research involve human subjects?
Have your received IRB approval from your institution?
Max. file size: 120 MB.
Max. file size: 120 MB.
Please download, complete and upload the following form: Special Projects Grants Budget Form (
Max. file size: 120 MB.