Scholarship Excellence Award
The Excellence in Scholarship Award recognizes an individual’s or team's distinguished achievement in the area of scholarship as it relates to the interior environment and its contribution to the discipline of interior design. Any IDEC member in good standing can make a nomination for this award. Individuals may not self-nominate.
- IDEC member in good standing in any category of membership
- IDEC member for at least two years
- If a collaborative achievement is being nominated, one member of the collaboration must meet the above qualifications and have made significant contributions to the product of the scholarship.
Each nomination shall contain the following information:
- Nomination Letter (from Nominator): The nominator must submit a nomination letter (not to exceed 750 words) that addresses the above criteria.
- Narrative (from Nominee): The nominee must submit a narrative (not to exceed 750 words) that clearly articulates the purpose, methods, and outcomes of the scholarship.
- Supporting Documentation: The nominee may provide up to 10 pages of supporting documentation that may include a description of the scholarship/research, its outcomes, contributions to the field, testimonials from those affected by the work, visual images, etc.
- Submit the names of three references. Please note that only references from the top 3 finalists will be contacted to submit letters of support.
- All submission documents should be uploaded as a single PDF file.
The Awards Committee (made up of selected participants and previous awardees knowledgeable in the area of submission) will review all submissions and present their final award nominees to the IDEC Board of Directors for approval and ratification. Award winners will be publicly celebrated at the annual conference and will be announced to the full international IDEC community.
Service Commitment to Continued Excellence
Please note awardees will be asked to maintain a service commitment to this award for two years following the award acceptance. This service ensures sustained knowledge and excellence in the review process. Willingness to participate will be requested prior to the subsequent year’s awards review.
- 2019: Amy Huber - JID 43.4 Exploring Hiring Practitioner Preferences for and Assessment Practice of Prospective Candidates (pages 21-44)
- 2016: Pati Debajyoti - Identifying and Examining Micro Physical Environment Factors Contributing to Patient Falls