DRS Awards & Grants
The Design Research Society presents two awards:
The DRS Lifetime Achievement Award
The DRS Lifetime Achievement Award is occasionally made to celebrate the outstanding contribution of individuals who have effected significant change in the development of design research, coupled with the determination to pursue their vision successfully over a working lifetime. The Award is normally made to persons who have also had an active relationship with the Society.
Those who have been honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award are:
Professor Rachel Cooper (2016)
Professor Victor Margolin (2016)
Professor Nigel Cross (2005)
Professor L. Bruce Archer (2004)
John Christopher Jones (2004)
The Design Studies Award
The annual Design Studies Award - presented jointly with Elsevier Science the publishers of Design Studies. The Design Studies Award is made annually, jointly by the Design Research Society and Elsevier Science, the publishers of Design Studies, for the best paper published in the journal that year. It comprises a certificate and a prize of £500.
The criteria for the Award, in order of priority, are:
- contribution to the development of the field of design research
- originality of research or scholarship
- breadth of relevance
- clarity and style of presentation.
Votes for the Award are cast by the journal Editors and Officers of the DRS.
See the list of Design Studies Award winners under the drop-down menu list for Grants and Awards here.
Student Research Bursaries
The DRS Student Research Bursary Scheme offers grants of up to 500 GBP to student members of the society. The purpose of the scheme is to help research students progress towards a publication in the design research field. 1500 GBP is available for the scheme in each calendar year. DRS Student Research Bursary Scheme.