Grants program opens

20 April 2020

The Alastair Swayn Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of our 2020 grants program. Applications are currently being accepted online via our website.

Two grant mechanisms, Research Grants and Strategic Grants, are being offered to support individuals, groups, and organisations in architectural and design associated industries to conduct research that enriches Australian design knowledge and culture.

The aim of the Foundation is to provide an opportunity for those in Australian architecture and design related industries to conduct research in their chosen field. It also, aims to reward proven achievement of talented and deserving Australians with further opportunity in their pursuit of excellence for the enrichment of knowledge in architecture and all design disciplines in Australia.

Research Grants – $2000

Research Grants are awarded to successful applicants to conduct research that aligns with our guiding principles.

Round One dates:

Applications close 8th June 2020
Successful candidates notified 15th June 2020

Strategic Grants – $5000

The Foundation has identified three areas of priority research in architecture and design. The priorities are designed to focus support for innovation and research on critical challenges facing architecture and design in Australia.

The priority topics are:

  • Sustainability and Bushfire resilient design
  • Housing (public, private, multi residential)
  • Workplace design

Round One dates:

Applications close 1st June 2020
Successful candidates notified 15th June 2020

The Alastair Swayn Foundation respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Custodians on the land of which we work, the Ngunnawal people of the ACT. We recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture and pay respect to Elders past, present, and emerging.

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