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College Research Support

Internal Research Grants

The College of Design provides the following internal opportunities for faculty and staff to apply for research funding.

BNIM, an award-winning architecture and design firm with offices in Des Moines, Kansas City and San Diego, sponsors the College of Design BNIM Regenerative Design Challenge to support multidisciplinary faculty research in the areas of sustainability and regenerative design. Funding of $10,000 over one calendar year is available to faculty and/or staff within the College of Design, including tenured and tenure-track faculty, lecturers, senior lecturers and professional and scientific staff. A minimum of two co-principal investigators must be from two separate College of Design departments.

Applications: Proposals for the 2023 grant funds are due on November 29, 2022.

Contact Julie Robison, Interim Associate Director of IDRO ( for more information. Additional information can be found here: BNIM-Call-for-Proposals-2023