Female Design Council + NICOLEHOLLIS Grant

Deadline: 15 December 2021
Open to: Designers aged 22+
Benefits: $15,000 USD financial grant


Female Design Council and NICOLEHOLLIS are pleased to announce the FDC + NICOLEHOLLIS Grant, a dedicated financial grant for BIPOC female-identified designers and architects. Female Design Council and NICOLEHOLLIS recognize the importance of supporting female-identified creatives, and have pledged to provide direct funding and mentorship to BIPOC women through this unique interior design and architecture grant.

Grant 02: FDC+NH is the second FDC grant in our Grant series started in 2020 to tackle the lack of diversity being shown in the design industry. The FDC + NICOLEHOLLIS Grant is part of the Female Design Council’s ongoing investment to empower and support women of color in design and provide a platform for young people to see themselves through successful role models as well as have a network of other creatives supporting their growth. The inaugural juried grant, GRANT 01, was designed to support the ideas of Black women designers in the United States with two $2,500 USD financial grants (in partnership with BZIPPY & Incollect) to provide emerging designers with the financial resources to bring their idea into prototyping and/or production.


  • Self-identify as a woman of color
  • Open to designers aged 22+
  • Designers must be working in interior design or architecture with no more than 5 years into its practice
  • Must reside and work within the United States
  • Applicants must be able to receive taxable income in the United States regardless of their citizenship status


The FDC + NICOLEHOLLIS Grant will award one $15,000 USD financial grant to a WOC-led interior design/architecture firm or individual in the United States. The grant is intended to provide the necessary financial support to expand company size and/or produce new design collections. Grant winners will also receive professional mentorship from the NICOLEHOLLIS team.


For more information please visit the official website.