IA Progress Grants

We are pleased to announce the formation of two Information Architecture Progress Grants. The goal of the grants is to encourage and publicize useful work that furthers our knowledge of information architecture.

Two grants will be awarded in February, 2005. Applicants must be members of the Information Architecture Institute. Each grant is for US$1000, with $500 awarded upon project initiation and $500 awarded upon completion. The Institute's Board of Advisors will judge the applications and select two with the highest potential to benefit the information architecture field.

Applications should propose work that has the potential to benefit information architecture practioners in a practical way. This includes, for example, original research, a new synthesis of important existing research, or development of an innovative new technique. The resulting reports will be published on the iainstitute.org website.


  • December 1, 2004: Grants announced
  • January 1, 2005: Application deadline
  • February 1, 2005: Grant awards announced
  • April 1, 2005: Grantees review progress and receive guidance from the Board of Advisors
  • July 1, 2005: Completed work is submitted and published on iainstitute.org


Applications should be approximately 1000 words and must contain:

  • a description of the problem or hypothesis
  • methodology used
  • explanation of how the resulting work could benefit IA practitioners in practical ways

We suggest applicants discuss their ideas on the to receive feedback prior to submitting an application. Please applications in plain text format.

“Innovation rests on both research and practice, but which tries to be more than both, and doesn't ask 'Why?' but 'Why not?'”
— D. Grant Campbell

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