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Danny Rich Memorial Scholarship Fund

The International Color Consortium has established a scholarship fund in memory of Dr. Danny Rich, who passed away earlier this year and was an active member of ICC.

ICC invites proposals from students working in a topic related to colour management who need funding for a particular element of their research. Current topics which could be supported include Colour Vision, iccMAX implementation, CMM Performance and other research on colour management. This list of topics will be updated periodically.

A maximum of $10,000 will be awarded each year, which can be split across multiple awards. ICC especially encourages applications for the cost of publishing at conferences such as CIC. Funds can also be used for subsistence, travel, or purchase of items necessary for the work such as research equipment, software licenses or publications.


  • The work will contribute to the goals of the ICC
  • The applicant is currently registered as a student at a recognized university
  • The work is original and capable of leading to publication in a conference, journal or on the ICC web site
  • The work is not funded from another source and requires ICC funding to be undertaken or completed
  • All outputs are made publicly available without IP restrictions
  • The amount applied for represents good value for the proposed research outputs
  • The successful candidate(s) attend an ICC meeting to present their work after its completion (remotely or in person). [Details of ICC meetings are here]
Proposals should include the following:
  1. An abstract summarising the research
  2. Details of where the applicant is registered as a student
  3. A statement of the research question and how the research will benefit colour management users
  4. A list of other contributors to the work, including supervisors
  5. A proposed budget identifying the amount applied for and details of each cost item.
In the case of proposals for funding conference papers, the submitted abstract or final manuscript should be included.

The next deadline for proposals will be in spring 2023. Proposals will be considered by a panel of ICC members, who will make recommendations to the ICC steering committee for a final decision. Proposals will be judged on their quality and the degree to which they meet the award conditions above, together with the funds available and the particular priorities of the ICC at the time. Details of awards will be announced on the ICC web site and ICC will also normally publish, or provide a link to, outputs of the research on the ICC web site.

Current research topics of interest to ICC are:

  • Assessing soft-proofing improvement on modern narrow-band displays using iccMAX over ICC v4
  • Development of rapid method of generating individual observer colour matching functions
  • Perceptually acceptable gamut mapping algorithm for matching HDR displays to PRMG
  • Evaluation of DEITP and DE2000 on SDR displays
  • Assessment of CMM performance

Proposals should be submitted to the ICC Technical Secretary . The closing date for applications for 2023 was June 30.

The 2023 award went to You-Sheng Zhang of National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, for the project "Comparing colour perception on LCDs with different backlight technologies - A study on observer metamerism".