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Dec 03, 2004: AIfIA Initiates IA Progress Grants

More goodness from AIfIA, as per Victor Lombardi, AIfIA's new president:

A few months ago the AIfIA directors and advisors explored the idea of creating a grant to encourage the progress of IA work. The recent research/innovation discussion supported our feeling that a grant could be effective.

We are pleased to announce the formation of two Information Architecture Progress Grants. The goal of the grants is to encourage and publicize useful work that furthers our knowledge of information architecture.

Philosophically we want to encourage the best ideas to blossom, and so the grants are available for a wide variety of work -- not just original research -- with the only restriction being the potential for practical benefit to the field of information architecture.

With regard to administering this initiative, our approach is to keep the program simple and later judge how effective it is at encouraging progress in our field, making changes as appropriate. I hope in the end it will benefit all of us.

Free money for good work; the details are here.

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