Scholarship


As part of IDEC’s mission and strategic plan, the Scholarship Collaborative promotes the advancement of interior design scholarship. 

Written Scholarship
The Interior Design Educators Council invites educators from around the globe to submit abstracts that explore the foundations of interior design, its teaching, and scholarship. Abstracts are double-blind reviewed by the IDEC Academy of Reviewers who recommend acceptance for presentation at the Annual Conference each year. Authors are encouraged to submit scholarly abstracts that celebrate the discipline of interior design in all its many facets: its pedagogy, history, theory, practice, interdisciplinary collaboration, and any other topic of current and/or continuing relevance to interior design. Three different abstract formats will be considered for presentation, and many methods of inquiry are invited. 

Creative Scholarship
The Interior Design Educators Council invites educators from around the globe to submit works of creative scholarship to be juried and presented at the Annual Conference each year. Those individuals whose work is accepted by the jury will be assigned a presentation time at the conference to share their work, relate their process, conceptual and theoretical thinking, and discuss the creation of their work with the conference attendees. This forum signifies that the breadth of creative scholarship provides significant contributions to defining a body of knowledge within the design field.

Review the open scholarship calls.