The Global Innovation and Design (GID) Award is a $500 quarterly award for UW Tacoma undergraduate students to support their participation in community design thinking projects undertaken by the GID Lab. Successful applicants will assist in 1-3 design thinking projects during the quarter for which they receive the Award, enroll in 2 credits of Independent Study/Directed Research, and share their design thinking experience and the results of their project(s) at the annual Global Engagement Conference. The number of awards per quarter is contingent upon funding.
For Winter Quarter 2023: December 1, 2022
For Spring Quarter 2023: February 24, 2023
GID AWARD CRITERIA
To promote inclusive innovation
To enhance undergraduate research and design thinking skills
To produce human-centered solutions for local and global challenges
Eligibility: University of Washington Tacoma full-time undergraduate students. Familiarity with human-centered design/design thinking is useful, but not required (training sessions are available to awardees).
Award Amount: $500
Award Disbursement: Week 4 of the quarter for which the funds are awarded
GID AWARD APPLICATION
To apply for the Global Innovation and Design Award, please submit a resume and statement of interest that addresses the following questions:
What is your experience with design thinking? If you have no direct experience with design thinking, what is your motivation in applying for the GID Award? (250 words max.)
Why do you want to work on design thinking projects undertaken by the GID Lab? (250 words max.)
Describe a difficult work situation (or school project) and how you overcame it. (250 words max.)
Describe a time in which you had to adjust quickly to changes over which you had no control. What was the impact of the change on you? On your work or project? (250 words max.)
During the quarter for which they receive the Global Innovation and Design Award, award recipients will:
Participate in 1-3 design thinking projects undertaken by the GID Lab, assisting with all aspects of the project
Enroll in 2 credits of T GH 495B OR 2 credits of Independent Study and/or Directed Research in their major, which will entail a total of 10-15 hours per week on the project
Report to the GID Lab Program Administrator or GID Lab Administrative Specialist who will serve as site supervisor, and to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Innovation and Global Engagement (or designee) who will serve as faculty adviser.
Submit weekly logs as well as a final report and/or slide deck on the projects undertaken