Applications for the Hay Fund are now closed.
The NewSchool Architectural Foundation’s Harold Hay Fund seeks to honor the vision and dedication of Harold Hay by sponsoring action-oriented research, practical lectures, and the construction of demonstration projects that advance the knowledge, understanding, and application of passive solar technologies in the built environment.
1. Use/Allocation of funds:
- The total amount established by the Board of Directors for this year’s allocation is $25,000.
- There is no limit on the number of projects that may be awarded, but the total amount awarded during this round will not exceed $25,000.
- Awards may be made for the purposes of lecturer fees, honoraria, student stipends, or fabrication costs for prototypes, demonstrations, or installed operating systems.
2. Threshold Criteria
- Each proposal requires a NewSchool Faculty or staff sponsor.
- Per the terms of the Hay Fund bequest, projects should be student-focused, promote a fossil fuel-free future, and/or should address issues of social and environmental responsibility. Projects may also educate the public on historical and new energy-efficient design, and support students doing extraordinary research in these subject areas during their final year of research.
3. Qualitative Criteria:
- Priority will be given to projects that meet one or more of the following criteria:
- Projects that enhance cross-disciplinary understanding of the built environment.
- Projects that can result in physical construction or prototypes
- Projects that have a significant impact on the studio experience of the involved students.
- Projects that make a contribution to the academic culture of the NewSchool.
- Projects that embrace the tenets of social, environmental, and professional responsibility.
- Projects that have practical applications.
- Projects that have matching funds.
4. Performance Criteria:
- The completed project(s) must include a presentation of the findings/outcome, available free to the public.
- The project should be completed within the 2016 calendar year, though exceptions may be made, at the discretion of the Board, for projects that require a different timeline.
- Project submittal will be evaluated by a Committee of the NewSchool Foundation.
- The Foundation reserves the right to further develop and refine select project proposals in collaboration with the proposers.
- Award decisions will be made in January of 2016 and funds are anticipated to be available for disbursement immediately thereafter.
- The Foundation reserves the right to make no awards.
- All proposals should include a concise statement of the problem or issue that is to be explored, and how this relates to the proposal criteria.
- The means by which this is to be done.
- The names of any lecturers or technical professionals who would be remunerated or provided honoraria by the project.
- A conceptual budget for allocation of the Foundation funds and other resources that are a part of the project.
- The entire proposal should be no more than (4) pages, 11-point Arial with 1” margins.
- Proposals must be submitted to the Foundation Secretary, Lucy Campbell via email at firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm Friday, December 4, 2015.
Questions may be submitted in writing to Lucy Campbell at the email address above; she will distribute them to the review committee for their response.