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The Jean Heap Bursary

The Society of Light and Lighting launched the Jean Heap bursary in 2014, in tribute to the commitment to lighting research and education which Jean, a Past President of the SLL demonstrated within the Society and throughout her career in the lighting industry.

The SLL Jean Heap Research Bursary is open to anyone with an interest in light and lighting. Each year, applicants are asked to put forward their research proposal. A panel of expert judges look for a specific piece of lighting study or research designed for the benefit of SLL members and the industry as a whole. Application is open to all, and the successful applicant will be given up to £4000 funding, which is paid in 4 instalments, subject to the submission of progress reports.

The application process is now open, with deadline for submissions on Friday 17th May 2024. For more information and to make your application

In 2023 the bursary was awarded to Simone Bonavia for her research on the effect of spatial distribution of light on pupillary light reflex (PLR). Simone is currently a Lighting Designer and PhD researcher at UCL. 

Her proposal can be viewed below. 

Presentation on The role of spatial distribution of light in metrics for the non-image forming system

Background and previous winners can be found on the SLL website

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