From inception, the Fund has given $1,140,000 to support lighting education in North America.
In 2018, a $20,000 Nuckolls Fund Grant was given to the University of Minnesota to assist in the development of a Lighting Design Minor and a new advanced lighting course titled Lighting Design Innovations and Technological Advances. Abimbola Asojo will be the Principal Investigator with Mary Guzowski as the Co-Principal Investigator.
A second $20,000 Nuckolls Fund Grant was given to the University of Oregon to develop and deliver a new course in lighting to be called Virtual Lighting Design. Slobhan Rockcastle, Chair of the Baker Lighting Lab, will be the Principal Investigator with project support by Kevin Van Den Wymelenberg, David Grigsby, Zachary Suchara, Nathaniel Jones and Naomi Miller.
A $20,000 Lesley Wheel Introductory Lighting Program Grant was given to the University of Cincinnati for Establishing Cross-disciplinary Architectural Lighting Education. Julian Wang will be the Principal Investigator to develop and deliver a new architectural lighting course in the three programs of Architecture, Interior Design and Architectural Engineering.
A $10,000 Edison Price Fellowship Grant was awarded to Seunghae Lee from Oregon State University who will pursue a summer internship with the lighting design firm of Lam Partners in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
The $5,000 Jonas Bellovin Scholar Achievement Award was given to Dixon Stein from the University of Colorado at Boulder. The $5,000 Jules Horton International Student Achievement Award was given to Archanaa Pradhapan from Pennsylvania State University. She is from India. One $5,000 Designers Lighting Forum of New York Student Achievement Award was given to Riley Johnson from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. A second $5,000 Designers Lighting Forum of New York Student Achievement Award was given to Joanna Filter from Parsons School of Design.
The Nuckolls Fund has continued to update its website at www.nuckollsfund.org and has become a substantial resource for educational materials. There are eight teaching modules on the site and the proceedings from the IES Symposium “Light+Seniors: A Vision for the Future”. There are also three videos of the work done by Cindy Limauro during lighting design workshops she developed with Nuckolls Funds grants.
All are available at no charge.