AAH Partner highlight: Academy of Architecture for Health Foundation
By Mayda Colón
Have you heard what the Academy of Architecture for Health Foundation (AAHF) has been up to these days?
This fall the AAHF is accepting proposals for a research grant of $30,000. The focus of the grant is to support research that enhances environments for health. If you have a research idea and would like to apply get more information at the Foundation’s Research webpage. Proposals are due on October 7th.
The AAHF has a great database of research summaries to help inform our design practice. As part of their most recent grant award support the development and validation a great new research tool to measure nurses’ experience of inpatient care environments. Find out more in Research Summary.
The Academy of Architecture for Health Foundation also has numerous Fellowships and Scholarships every year. For instance the J Armand Burgun, to honor Burgun’s leadership in the Facilities Guidelines Institute. Or, the George J. Mann Travel Prize, to support travel expenses for students pursuing a healthcare education. And, the AIA/AAH Arthur N. Tuttle Jr. Graduate Fellowship in Health Facility Planning and Design in partnership with the Academy of Architecture for Health to support graduate students and emerging professionals seeking licensure in generating awareness of the needs and nature of healthcare facilities. Check out these and more at Scholarships, Fellowships and Awards.
“It is inspiring to see colleagues and mentors become donors who are helping to build our future through their contribution to the next generation – thanks to them, there are many more grants to support healthcare design research today” – Erin Peavey, AAHF Trustee
The AAHF supports the Academy of Architecture for Health and to enhance the knowledge and effectiveness of those who create healthcare environments through the funding of critical educational and research activities. If you’d like to learn more about the Foundation and how to contribute please visit their website aahfoundation.org.
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