Teknion/Global (IDCF) Fellowship
Terms of Reference

The Interior Designers of Canada Foundation (IDCF) has established a fund for students with high standing in the Post-Professional Masters of Interior Design Program or for entry to a Ph.D. Program where the focus is on Interior Design research and has demonstrated potential for innovative research.

This fellowship shall be offered to graduate students who:

• are a graduate of Interior Design from a university or college accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA),
or equivalent, if the degree / diploma was taken outside Canada or the United States

• are registered in the Post-Professional Masters of Interior Design Program at the University of Manitoba, or have been accepted
into a Ph.D. Program at the University of Manitoba, where the focus of research is Interior Design

• have an outstanding record of academic achievement (minimum degree grade point average of 3.5)

• demonstrate potential for innovative research in Interior Design

Applications for the IDCF/Teknion Fellowship should :

    ·      be no longer than a two pages plus bibliography
    ·      make a case for the  project, as worthy of the support
    ·      include an abstract for the research topic, and describe it’s purpose and
           intended benefits for Interior Design
    ·      briefly describe the academic framework for the work that references
           substantial academic texts and concepts
    ·      include a paragraph that explains your research methods and processes,
           including ethics approvals, as required
    ·      explain how you will use the funds to advance the research. This may include travel -
           for case studies or to conduct interviews
    ·      include a concise bibliography with the application
    ·      provide a timeline outlining the stages and projected completion date
    ·      include a CV that helps the committee evaluate the candidate’s capacity to
           undertake the research
    ·      provide a proposed budget

Preference shall be given to candidates who are Canadian citizens or landed immigrants pursuing original research in Interior Design. A student may apply for this award in two consecutive years. The recipient of the award shall be designated the Teknion / Global (IDCF) Fellow. The Teknion / Global Fellow will report annually to the IDCF President in writing on research progress by July 31 in the given year and will provide a synopsis of the completed thesis to the IDCF.

*The value of the award may be divided between multiple applicants.

Download Application Form

Application Deadline: January 13, 2020 4:00 pm

 Applications should be submitted to:

Corrine Klekta
Room 212, John A. Russell Building


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Past Recipients

2018 - 2019 Not Offered
2017 - 2018 Not Offered
2016 - 2017 Not Offered
2015 - 2016 Taryn Lee Chambers
2014 - 2015 Erika Liao
2013 - 2014 Karen Cash
                    Rebecca Muyal
2012 - 2013 Not Offered
2011 - 2012 Not Offered
2010 - 2011 Stefan Bruce
2009 - 2010 Not Offered
2008 - 2009 Not Offered