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The IIDA 2020 Impact Stipend was established by the Foundation Trustees to recognize and support IIDA members whose professional work was impacted in 2020, and have pursued a new educational goal, supported their design community through mentoring or offering resources, or used their expertise to volunteer in their community.

The program awards up to five recipients a $1,000 stipend and 2021 IIDA Membership at no cost.

Applications are now closed. Deadline was December 4th, 2020.

IIDA Professional, Associate, and Industry members active in either 2019 or 2020 are eligible if they have established or acted upon new goals for professional development including, for example:

  • Pursued professional development or an educational goal through coursework, training, or certification. This includes coursework in subjects such as project, practice, or business management, sustainability, software skills or programs, or other subjects pertinent to design professionals.

  • Actively connected with or mentored peers in their professional community and/or IIDA chapter to "pay it forward" with knowledge, resources, and development to weather challenges faced in 2020.

  • Volunteered in their community—for example applying design knowledge and expertise to a local cause.