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The Jean Heap Bursary

Entry for the 2019 Jean Heap bursary is now open

Applicants are invited to submit a written paper, along with a short video to outline their research proposal. Following this, a panel will select the successful proposal. The panel will be looking for a specific piece of lighting study or research designed for the benefit of SLL members and industry as a whole.

The call for applications is open to everyone with an interest in lighting.

Applicants should outline the proposed research project, including the specific topic to be researched, the methodology, the timescale and clearly stated aims and objectives of the research.  The successful proposal will also include an outline of why the applicant needs further funding and how the additional funds will be used in carrying out their research.

There is up to £4000 of funding available.

Click here for your application form

The closing date for applications is Friday 29 March 2019.

Timeline for research

  • Dealine for applying - 29 March 2019
  • 2019 Recipient announce at the SLL AGM on 23 May 2019
  • Applicant to present six month progress review in November 2019
  • Results of research to be presented at the Society’s AGM in May 2020

The Jean Heap Bursary was launched in 2014, in tribute to the commitment to lighting research and education which Jean demonstrated within the Society and throughout her career in the lighting industry.

The panel looks for a specific piece of lighting study or research designed for the benefit of the industry and SLL members. The call for applications is open to everyone with an interest in lighting.

Applicants are asked to outline their proposed research project, including the specific topic to be researched, the methodology, the timescale and the clearly stated aims and objectives of the research.  The successful proposal will also include an outline of why the applicant needs further funding and how the additional funds will be used in carrying out their research.

If you have any questions about applying for the bursary, please email sll@cibse.org

The 2018 Jean Heap Research Bursary was awarded to Amir Nezamdoost for his project, Proposing a New Manual Blind Control Algorithm for Annual Daylight Analysis.

Daria Casciani was awarded the 2017 bursary for her project, Social Effects of Light: Designing, Experimenting and Reflecting on the Influence of Lighting Design on Sociality. Daria is a lighting specialist and research fellow at Laboratorio Luce (Politecnico di Milano Design Department).

See Daria's video proposal below: