The Nuckolls Fund for Lighting Education has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for the fund's 1998 grant in support of lighting education at the college level. In two major new developments, the fund has doubled the amount of the grant award to $20,000 and specified an approach for the programs to be proposed.

For the 1998 grant, the Nuckolls Fund is requesting proposals for developing and delivering an innovative new or expanded course in lighting which must be prepared, given, and evaluated during the grant period of up to two years. "We are now completing a decade of grant awards and have a good idea of which proposals have the most productive outcome," says fund president Jeffrey Milham. "Rather than request approaches from the educators, the board decided this year to take a more pro-active role. We have found that course development tends to create momentum, attracting additional support that often keeps the program going beyond the Nuckolls Fund's original award, and this has always been our goal." The board of directors believes that the larger award will increase the fund's impact on lighting education and is particularly appropriate for the new course development approach.

The 1998 proposal deadline is February 9. Announcement of the grant award will be made on May 27 at the fund's luncheon at Lightfair International in Las Vegas. Copies of the Nuckolls Fund's RFP can be obtained by writing to the fund at 70A Greenwich Avenue, Box 411, New York, NY 10011.