Investing in Woodworking's Future with Educational Grants

AWIEF offers grant funding to schools, emphasizing our dedication to the woodworking industry.

By equipping these institutions with essential resources, we aim to foster continuous learning and excellence, ensuring the next generation of woodworking professionals is well prepared to address the industry’s evolving needs.

What is the AWIEF Academic Grant Program?

The AWIEF Academic Grant Program empowers schools specializing in architectural woodworking. Annually, we provide up to $100,000 to these institutions, with a vision to disburse $1,000,000 over the next decade.

We prioritize not-for-profit schools that excel in architectural woodworking, emphasizing technological advancements and skillful craftsmanship. This support ensures that the industry's future aligns with AWI's standards of innovation and excellence.

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Eligibility Criteria


Institution Type
Not-for-profit secondary and post-secondary schools.
Program Qualification
Must have a recognized architectural woodworking program.
Development Criteria
Schools should demonstrate significant technological advancements and skills specific to architectural woodworking.

Application Process & Deadlines

Securing an AWIEF grant is a straightforward process built on transparency and fairness. We invite you to join us on this exciting path.
Start Your Grant Application
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October 1 - March 31
Send in your application for the grant
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April
After you submit your application, we will evaluate your application and assess its eligibility and suitability for the grant.
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June
Once approved, you will receive a notification informing you whether you have been selected as a grant recipient or not.
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July
If your application is successful and you are selected as the grant recipient, we will send you the grant to support your project or endeavor.


Acceptable Use of Funds

AWIEF offers grant funding to technical schools, emphasizing our dedication to the woodworking industry.

By equipping these institutions with essential resources, we aim to foster continuous learning and excellence, ensuring the next generation of woodworking professionals is well prepared to address the industry’s evolving needs.

The Technology domain is essential for melding traditional practices with modern advancements in the woodworking industry. Through strategic investments in this area, schools can significantly enhance the educational experience, equipping students with the skills necessary for a contemporary woodworking career.
Software Acquisition
Virtual Reality (VR)
Hardware Upgrades
Augmented Reality (AR)
Digital Fabrication Tools
Online Learning Platforms
Distribution of Funds
At AWIEF, we dedicate up to $100,000 annually in grant funding to promote the growth of the woodworking industry. We designed our matching system to reflect our commitment to collaboration, ensuring that AWIEF and the grant recipient invest equally in advancing woodworking education.
Collaborative Funding Approach
For grant requests up to $10,000: We encourage a matching contribution, though it's not a requirement.
For requests exceeding $10,000: We require a 100% match, either in cash or as an in-kind donation.

Apply for a Grant Today

Embark on this transformative journey with AWIEF. Begin the application process and step toward shaping architectural woodworking's future.
Start Your Grant Application