The New York chapter of the Illuminating Engineering Engineering Society of North America (IESNA) is inviting entries for the 2001 Richard Kelly Grant, an educational grant offered to recognize and encourage creative thought and activity in the use of light. Cash grants up to $2,000 will be awarded to persons 35 or younger, studying or working in the North American illumination field at the time of submission, for innovative work in the art or science of illumination and to encourage them in their endeavors.

Completed or proposed projects that represent innovative work in the use of light may be submitted. Submissions should consist of the following: A typed one-page proposal (250 words maximum) that details how light is used in its most challenging, innovative, and resourceful way, indicating how the recipient would use the grant to pursue their interest in light. A separate written description shall accompany all visual material (e.g. all slides must be keyed to the description). Name and date of birth must appear on all submitted materials.

Submissions may include manuscripts, 35mm slides, photographs, videotape (VHS cued to 10-minute maximum length segment), models, or text that illustrate the work to be considered. Applicants submitting any material requiring special A/V equipment must notify the IESNA in advance and arrange for the equipment to be delivered to the IESNA at the address below. A cover page providing a simple and concise overview and explanation of the body of work must accompany any technical papers submitted.

Entry deadline is June 15. Include a SASE with any submission that needs to be returned. Send to: The Richard Kelly Grant, c/o IESNA, 120 Wall Street, 17th floor, New York, NY 10005, Attn: Adalisa Machado.