Hey folks. I could've sworn I sent this to the IxDA list when we first
started announcing it about a month ago, but I can't see where the email
actually made it to IxDA. Here's another shot.
The official announcement is below, but I wanted to add a few things to keep
- The grants are open to work being done in Interaction Design or any
other field related to IA.
- If an idea crossed your mind and you thought it was too crazy to get a
grant, grab that idea and give it a shot. You never know!
- This does not have to be strictly academic work -- anything that will
result in new knowledge or tools is game.
- Already working on something? Maybe you already have funding for it as
well? Fine! The work doesn't have to be exclusive to IAI; we could
co-support the work, as long as we can publish results (as specified in the
CALL FOR ENTRIES: INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE INSTITUTE PROGRESS GRANTS
The IA Institute will award two USD $1,000 progress grants for 2009.
The purpose of the program is twofold:
* to encourage researchers and practitioners to investigate IA-specific
* to publicize useful work that furthers the information architecture body
Applications should propose work that will forward the theory and practice
of information architecture. This can include original research, a synthesis
of important existing research, or the development of an innovative new
* Nov. 15, 2009: Grant recipients announced and first half of
* Dec. 30, 2009: Grant recipients submit brief progress report to
* May 1, 2010: Completed work submitted to grant committee,
published on iainstitute.org, and second half of grant awarded
This is the third year the Institute has funded the progress grants.
Previous grants have been awarded to students, academic researchers, and
practitioners. Topics have included IA in higher education, a new card
sorting technique, the use of internet cafes in developing contexts, and an
intranet review toolkit.