Information Architecture 2006 Progress Grants - Deadline Extended

8 Sep 2006 - 9:42am
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Lori Baker

We've extended the deadline for the IAI progress grants. This is a
great opportunity to talk about any new work or ideas and become
popular among all your IA peeps.* The information regarding the grant
is below. Thanks!

Lori Baker
* While mentioning that you've won an IAI grant is an impressive
statement at any party, it's not a guarantee that you will become

The Information Architecture Institute (IAI) is pleased to announce
the Information Architecture Progress Grants for 2006. The purpose of
the program is to twofold: to encourage researchers and practitioners
to investigate IA-specific issues, and to publicize useful work that
furthers the information architecture body of knowledge.

Two progress grants are available, each for US$1000. The IAI Progress
Grant Committee will review the proposals and select those with the
highest potential to benefit the information architecture field. Half
of the grant amount will be awarded when the grant recipients are
announced and half when the work is completed. Progress grants will
only be awarded to proposals of sufficient quality, clarity, and

Applications should propose work that will forward the theory and
practice of information architecture. This can include original
research, a synthesis of important existing research, or the
development of an innovative new technique.
Work supported through this program will be published on the website, but it should have relevance beyond the Tools
and Library collections. For instance, the work could inform future
IAI workshop curricula, tie in with potential Institute publishing
projects, be responsive to issues raised by members in the email
discussion list, or support other Institute activities, such as Local
Groups and International initiatives.

Further information about the IA Progress Grants, including previous
progress grant reports, are available at


+ August 1, 2006 - Grants announced
+ October 15, 2006 - Application deadline
+ November 1, 2006 - Grant recipients announced and first half of grant awarded
+ December 15, 2006 - Grant recipients submit brief progress report to
the grant committee
+ May 1, 2007 - Completed work submitted to grant committee, work
published on, and second half of grant awarded


Applications should be 2,000 words or fewer and must contain:

+ Description of the problem or hypothesis
+ Methodology to be used
+ Explanation of how the resulting work will forward the theory or
practice of IA
+ Conditions under which others can use the results (e.g. Creative
Commons license)

Questions can be directed to the committee chair, Eric Reiss (elr [at]
e-reiss [dot] com).
Grant applications should be emailed by October 15th to grants [at]
iainstitute [dot] org.

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