Nuckolls Fund Announces 2018 Grant Deadline

Nuckolls Fund

The Nuckolls Fund for Lighting Education has set February 9, 2018 as the deadline for receipt of proposals for three grants. (Since 1989 the Fund has awarded a total of $1,055,000 to support college-level lighting programs that enable students to learn, appreciate, and apply the basics of lighting and design).

Each year, the Fund solicits proposals from educators at colleges and universities in North America for innovative educational ideas that will inspire students with an understanding of light in architecture.

Here are the 3 available grants:

  • The Nuckolls Fund Grant offers $20,000 to assist the development of a new or expanded course in lighting in an established lighting program.
  • The Lesley Wheel Introductory Lighting Program Grant provides $20,000 for new lighting courses at a college or university which has minimal or no existing lighting courses.
  • The Edison Price Fellowship Grant gives $10,000 to an individual educator to further their own education for improvement of their ability to teach lighting.

There is also a new grant option:

Proposals for funding ideas that would further the cause of quality lighting education, but do not fall into one of the listed grant categories above are encouraged. The proposal should indicate a plan for implementation and generally conform to the required submission information listed in the other RFPs.

Proposals, due on February 9, can be transmitted to There is no submission fee and no limit to the number of proposals submitted. Receipt of submissions will be acknowledged via e-mail. Grants to recipients will be announced no later than April 11, 2018.

For further information about The Nuckolls fund programs and for instructional videos and other aids for the teaching of lighting, visit