|EDRA 51 Tempe Scholarships and Awards|
Nana Kirk Travel Student Scholarship
This year, the Nana Kirk Travel Student Scholarship program (formerly known as the Student Travel Award program) offers a limited number of scholarships to help offset the cost of student travel to EDRA51.
in 2018, the EDRA board renamed the scholarship in memory of the late Nana Kirk, EDRA member, Board of Directors and 2012 EDRA Service Award Recipient, who embodied the passion and commitment that many EDRA student members have for our social justice, diversity, and equality. You can learn more about Nana and her work here.
A maximum of ten scholarships will be awarded in the form of a waived student EDRA51 registration fee for students traveling to the conference that demonstrate financial need and are passionate about the EDRA mission. Priority will be given to student members presenting at the conference. Applicants should note that an active EDRA membership at the time of the application is a prerequisite for being considered for the Nana Kirk Travel Student Scholarship. The deadline to apply was February 15, 2020.
EDRA51 Best Paper Awards
All submitters to EDRA51 have had the opportunity during the submission process to indicate if they would like the submission to be considered for the Best Paper Award. Accepted full-length papers will be judged by the EDRA board on the submission's:
To learn more about the best paper awards and view a list of past recipients, click here.
First and Second Prizes
Best Student Paper Award
To be eligible for consideration for a student award you must:
Please note: This requirement is not meant to exclude participatory or collaborative projects involving client groups and faculty advisors or coordinators.
The EDRA Student Design Poster Award recognizes environmental design projects and research that respond to human factors in the conception of the full range of environmental scales through the infusion of research findings and users’ inputs on the needs of humans in the built world. The Student Design Poster Award criteria are underpinned by EDRA’s mission of advancing and disseminating behavior and design research toward improving understanding of the relationships between people and their environments and seek to recognize student projects that demonstrate excellence in the design of humane environments.
We invite submissions of exemplary environmental design work at a range of scales from urban design, to landscape, to architecture, to interior, and industrial design completed by EDRA student members. To be eligible for consideration for a student design award you must submit an abstract by the poster submission deadline indicated in the EDRA51 Call for Proposals. Design projects should have been completed by October 2019 and should emphasize a link between research and design, demonstrating how an understanding of human interaction, use, and experience can inspire excellent environmental design. Those design projects which are accepted for presentation at the conference will have the opportunity to indicate if they wish their project to be considered for this award, and if so, those materials will be judged onsite by the EDRA Awards Committee.
Submitted projects will be judged according to these criteria:
Awards will be announced at our annual conference in Tempe, Arizona. All finalists will receive recognition in EDRA publications and website.