Michael Brill Grant in Urban Communication and Environmental Design

Michael Brill Grant in Urban Communication and Environmental Design

Sponsored by the Urban Communication Foundation (UCF) and the Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA)

The goal of this grant program is to encourage innovative research projects that provide a bridge between the fields of communication and environmental design. Named in honor of Michael Brill, architect and long-time EDRA member, for his leadership in work place environments and communication, this grant is funded by the Urban Communication Foundation and administered in conjunction with the Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA). This grant supports new research or research in progress.

Amount of Award: $2500 per grant
Eligible participants must be EDRA members to apply for and receive this grant. Each complete application should include: (a) a statement or research proposal in no more than two pages describing the nature and significance of the project in relatively non-technical terms, anticipated schedule (expected completion time); plans for dissemination of the project results, and a budget, (b) an appendix of up to two pages for bibliography, photos, figures, etc. may be included, and (c) a copy of the applicant’s current CV or resume. The deadline for submissions for the 2017 award has been extended from February 28, 2017 to March 10, 2017.

For updates and inquiries about this research grant, go to the EDRA website.

Previous Recipients of the UCF/EDRA Urban Communication Research Grant


Nastaran Tabyanian

Pennsylvania State University

Developing an Online Platform for Participatory Resilient Urban Landscape Design


Seunghae Lee and Paul Platosh

Oregon State University

Wayfinding and Augmented Reality


Dr. Shalini Misra

Assistant Professor of Urban Affairs and Planning at Virginia Tech.


Sheila Gobes-Ryan

Adjunct Instructor at Hillsborough Community College


No Award.


Joongsub Kim,  PH.D., RA, AIA, AICP
Associate Professor
Coordinator: The Detroit Studio + Community Outreach Program

Assessing Shrinking City Models: Focus on Strategies for Citizen Participation