The Michael Brill Research Grant In Urban Communication and Community Design
Courtesy of Dr. Sue Weidemann
The Michael Brill Award for Urban Communication, Design, and Human Behavior supports innovative research that seeks to enhance the quality of community life
by examining human communicative behavior in the context of the technologies and the physical environments in which those interactions occur. This research should address and connect theoretical perspectives from the fields of communication, design
and the social sciences. Research supported by the Brill Grant may focus on how physical community places influence the mode, nature, and content of human communicative behavior OR use a communication lens for examining community places and human
This Grant honors EDRA member Michael Brill, whose work encompassed both design and communication as a way to extend his recognition that both fields are undergoing radical change.
Amount of Award
Eligible participants must be EDRA members to apply for and receive this grant.
Research results based on the grant must be presented at an EDRA conference within 3 years of Grant’s award. The awardee must acknowledge the Grant when presenting or publishing work resulting from research supported by the Grant.
For a complete description of the application requirements, please download this document.
November 1, 2020*
Phase 1 Proposals due
November 30, 2020*
Notification of advancement to Phase 2
January 31, 2021*
Phase 2 Proposals due
February 28, 2021*
Notification of Grant Award
May 19-22, 2021*
Presentation of Grant Award, at the EDRA Conference
(all submittal times are 11:59 PM Pacific Time)
Prof. Kyoungmee Kate Byun -
Northern Arizona University
Exploration of human perception towards physical settings of an exhibition as a narrative environment: A study using Virtual Reality (VR)
Chester Harvey- UC Berkeley
How Does Streetscape Design Communicate Walkability and Influence Walking Behavior?
Understanding Communication and Patient Care Delivery in Two Different Outpatient Clinic Designs: A Comparison of Onstage/Offstage and Linear Modules.
Communicating Sustainability in the Green Science Museum.
Nastaran Tabyanian - Pennsylvania State University
Developing an Online Platform for Participatory Resilient Urban Landscape Design.
Seunghae Lee and Paul Platosh - Oregon State University
Wayfinding and Augmented Reality.