We seek the best student work for these awards: thought-provoking research and forward-thinking design concepts that exemplify EDRA’s principles. The awards program is a fantastic opportunity for students to receive recognition for their work, move forward in their thesis or dissertation writing, and contribute to the body of knowledge and practice that makes EDRA the leader in environmental design research. EDRA has long honored student research and design achievements with specific awards intended to promote and reward excellent work.
Student Conference Scholarship Program
The EDRA Student Conference Scholarship program has been revamped in order to more effectively handle and evaluate applications, and to acknowledge the differential costs of attendance for its student members. A limited number of scholarships will be awarded each year, minimum of $100.00 and a maximum award value of $500.00 to help offset the varying costs of travel from a student’s institution to the conference site
Graduate Student Workshop
The Graduate Student Workshop is an initiative of the Environmental Design Research Association designed to provide a forum for graduate students to present and discuss their ongoing research with senior mentors in environment-behavior design research. Held during EDRA's annual conference, the purpose of the workshop is to strengthen and further thesis/dissertation work, as well to support the development of networks for young researchers in this area, both with senior researchers and with other graduate students.
Student Reseach Grant
Student generated research is integral to EDRA’s mission of advancing and disseminating environmental design research that improves our understanding of the interrelationships between people and their environments and facilitates the creation of environments responsive to human needs. EDRA’s Student Grants are designed to support and foster the next generation of environmental educators, researchers and practitioners.