May 7, 2020

Nuckolls Fund for lighting EducationThe Nuckolls Fund for Lighting Education has distributed the highest number of grants and awards in its 31 year history among its 2020 winners. Twelve recipients received a total of $230,000 in chunks ranging from $5,000 to $45,000. Recipients this year were notified by mail as the award ceremony originally set for March 17 at LEDucation in New York was canceled as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Submittals for financial support from the Fund’s programs are judged annually by its Board of Directors. This year, the Board awarded $150,000 to winners of the Milham Catalyst Grant with lesser amounts awarded to winners of the Nuckolls Fund Grant, the Edison Price Fellowship Grant and winners of the Student Achievement Awards.

Milham Catalyst Grants:

Nuckolls Fund Grants:

Edison Price Fellowship Grants:

$5,000 Student Achievement Awards:


Announcement of the 2021 Request for Proposals will be made September 8, 2020. The deadline for receipt of applications for grants and awards for the 2021 Nuckolls Fund is January 11, 2021. Distribution to winners will take place March 16, 2021 at LEDucation, time and place will be announced. For more information, visit, or Jeanne Clemente, Fund Administrator, [email protected].