Hay Research Grant Program

In accordance with our mission, ANFA’s Hay Grant Research Program is designed to encourage neuroscience-architecture cross-disciplinary research that contributes to a body of knowledge informing building design incorporating principles derived from neuroscience research.

Research Grant Categories:

Grant(s) will be funded as scheduled in one or both of the following categories:
Feasibility Studies — to test and determine the worth for further investment of funds and time of well-developed, evidence-based preliminary neuroscience / architecture hypotheses. It is expected that such feasibility studies, if successful, will serve as the basis of future proposals submitted to other funding organizations.
Pilot Studies — to test research design, methods, and analysis plans of a well-defined, evidence-based neuroscience / architecture problem. It is expected that the results of such studies will serve as support for, and be included in, future full-blown studies.

Next application period begins with the 2020 ANFA Conference submissions.

Grant Duration and Funding Amount:

Each grant will last for a maximum of one year. The maximum annual grant funding each year will be $50,000 for one or two research projects. Decisions related to the funding amount (up to $50,000) and number of grants awarded each year will be at the discretion of ANFA’s Grant Committee.

2014-2015 Award:

The Hay Grant Award 2014-2015 is now closed. We are fortunate to have (2) awardees. The awardees are:
Curiosity as a Design Tool
Itai Palti and Dr. Moshe Bar
Behavioral Responses of Autistic Children to Design Interventions
Dr. Priyanjali Prabhakaran, Dr. Shailaja Nair, Dr. Syamlal, Mr. Santhoshkumar, Ms. Nithya
Design Interventions for Sensory Comfort of Autistic Children
Ms. Arathy Gopal and Mr. Jayaprakash Raghavan

2012-2013 Award:

Vision Science for Dynamic Architecture
Dr. Sergei Gepshtein, Alex McDowell, and Greg Lynn
To see their presentation at the ANFA 2014 conference, click here.
For a link to Sergei Gepshtein’s Project Site, click here.