Diana WymanMarch 25, 2022 Press Release

From ubiquitous denim jeans to hidden automotive components and overlooked bone scaffolds, textiles are everywhere, and textile research is everywhere! This year’s AATCC Foundation call for grant proposals generated 29 applications from 14 schools. Of those, 17 projects were funded at nine different universities. Many are not in traditional textile programs. Funded research will take place in undergraduate and graduate chemistry, materials, biomolecular, and agricultural engineering departments across the United States.

AATCC’s founding objectives are to increase knowledge, encourage research, and establish channels of interchange. The AATCC Foundation grant program supports all these objects by funding research and helping students to share their findings. Grants range from $500 to $4,000 for materials and research expenses toward textile-related projects. Recipients may request additional reimbursement of up to $500 for travel and/or registration to present the research project at a technical conference. AATCC publicizes the selected topics and final reports to inspire other members to engage with the work.

Click here for summary reports of projects funded in 2021 . The application period for 2023 funding will open in June 2022 and close October 15.

To be connected with the student or faculty advisor for a project, contact Diana Wyman (diana@aatcc.org), AATCC Foundation.

To support future research, donate to AATCC Foundation at www.aatcc.org/foundation.

About AATCC Foundation: The AATCC Foundation Inc was founded in May 1997 to further the charitable mission of AATCC. The foundation is organized and operated exclusively for charitable purposes and is classified by the US Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) organization.

Media Contact: Diana Wyman, AATCC Foundation President; +1.919.549.3532; diana@aatcc.org

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