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The Jean Heap Bursary

We're delighted to announce that application is now open for the 2020 SLL Jean Heap Research Bursary.

Each year, a panel of expert judges look for a specific piece of lighting study or research designed for the benefit of SLL members and industry as a whole.

Download an application form for the 2020 SLL Jean Heap Research Bursary

The deadline for entry is Friday 27 March 2020

The call for applications is open to anyone with an interest in light and lighting and there is up to £4000 funding available.

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 recipient of the 2019 bursary was Karen van Creveld, with her research proposal Measuring Real Daylight Exposure Afforded by Various Architectural Environments and the Implications for our Health and Wellbeing.

Take a look at Karen's entry video and 6 month progress report below:

Karen van Creveld - 6 month progress report:

If you have any questions about applying for the bursary, please email

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.