International Scholarships

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

[England] Design Innovation Scholarship (Parsial) - University of Plymouth

Faculty of Arts

Applications are invited for a Scholarship in the Faculty of Arts, University of Plymouth for practice-led postgraduate research (MPhil/PhD) specialising in Three Dimensional Design. The Scholarship will commence on 1 October 2007.

We will consider proposals in any area of Design but would particularly welcome those from well-qualified applicants that relate to the following areas of our expertise:

* Design for a Sustainable Future
* Digital Design for Creative Manufacturing
* Design Thinking Expressed Through Making
* Approaches to Trans-disciplinary Design Methods.

The scholarship (UK/EU fees plus stipend of £12500 per annum for 2007/8) will be awarded to a new, full time student for 3 years (subject to satisfactory progress). Applications from non-UK/EU students are welcome with the expectation that funds have been secured to meet the difference in fee level.

The successful candidate will have a good first degree, and preferably an MA or MDes (or equivalent experience) in a relevant discipline. You will need to show potential to develop a range of appropriate advanced research skills. Scholarship applications will be assessed on a competitive basis reflecting scholarly, professional and industrial merit. We are concerned with the originality, viability and quality of the application and with its relevance and potential contribution to our research communities. The successful candidate will be part of a thriving University Design culture that offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes (, and will be located within Innovate, the Faculty's Centre for Creative Industries (

How to Apply

Applications should be made on a University of Plymouth Postgraduate Study application form. Please complete, sign and return your application form by post to the following address:

The Faculty of Arts Research & Graduate Affairs Office, University of Plymouth, Earl Richards Road North, Exeter, Devon EX2 6AS, U.K.

* In Section 1 of the form ('Programme of Study') please write 'Design Innovation Scholarship'.
* You should include a 500 word summary of your chosen project (in Section 8).
* Although you must provide names and details for two referees (Section 11), these will only be taken up if you are shortlisted for the Scholarship.
* Please note that you are expected to submit (e.g. via CD-rom) appropriate visual evidence of your ability to undertake the proposed project , or
* direct us to a website where this is accessible.
* If shortlisted, you will have the opportunity to supplement this material at interview (e.g. via portfolio).

Interviews will be held in Plymouth (to be held between 4 - 8 June 2007). If you are unavailable on any of these dates, please let us know when you submit your application. Non-UK applicants may be interviewed by video-conferencing.

* Closing date for applications is 7 May 2007.*

For further information about this opportunity, please contact the Faculty of Arts Research & Graduate Affairs Office:
Telephone: (01392) 485087.


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