2024 AATCC Foundation Grants Support Textile Research

2024 AATCC Foundation Grants Support Textile Research

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., March 29, 2024 – Each year, AATCC Foundation awards $10,000 in grants for textile-related academic research. This year, funding went to 18 students at 7 universities. Topics range from denim recycling to tissue engineering. Funded proposals are not limited to traditional textile departments but include undergraduate and graduate studies in consumer sciences, material science, bioengineering, design, and more.

In 2024, grants range from $500 to $4,000 for materials and research expenses toward textile-related projects. In addition to the grant, recipients are eligible for a travel stipend to present their work at a professional conference. AATCC publicizes the selected topics and final reports to inspire other members to engage with the work. As AATCC’s mission states, the aim is to “empower an innovative, informed, and sustainable future.” AATCC Foundation grants do this by supporting and sharing a broad spectrum of textile research. To contact the student or faculty advisor for a project, contact Diana Wyman ( To support future research, donate to AATCC Foundation at

The application period for 2025 AATCC Foundation grant funding will open in June and close October 15, 2024.

To view 2023 project reports and 2024 awardees, visit The featured image in the post is from work by Madeline Poley-Bogan at Florida State University. Poley-Bogan and colleagues used a thermal manikin to evaluate cooling garments for construction workers.

AATCC Foundation Inc provides scholarships and grants to current and future textile professionals in all areas of study. 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;


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