Fellowship of the DRS

Members of the Design Research Society may apply to be elected to the Society’s membership grade of Fellow of the DRS (FDRS).

Fellowship of the DRS has significant benefits including:

  • Conferment acknowledges an established record of achievement in design research.
  • Personal use of the suffix FDRS in recognition of being a Fellow of the Society.
  • Attainment provides peer recognition as a researcher of professional standing and competence.
  • Member of a network of leading international design researchers at the cutting edge of their subjects.

Additionally, Fellows are entitled to all the regular benefits of membership, including communications about research activities worldwide, reduced subscription to a range of research journals including Design Studies of up to 50%, and discounts on most DRS sponsored events including major conferences and symposia. The DRS Fellow membership subscription is £60.00 (GBP) per annum.

Who can be elected?

Applicants must be current subscribed and paid-up Member of the Design Research Society.

The purpose of the Fellow membership grade is not to reward only the most exceptional people but to provide an acknowledgment of consistent professional contribution to design research.

What are the criteria?

You will need to demonstrate you have:

  • A research qualification (normally a PhD or Masters degree by research);
  • At least seven years experience of working at postgraduate level in research related to design, or research-based design practice;
  • A significant record of achievement in design research, as evidenced, for example by publications of international standard, and/or conducting successful research projects, and/or successful education of postgraduate research students.

What evidence is needed?

Applications must be supported by the following evidence:

  • Presentation of a case for election (maximum 1000 words) according to the criteria
  • A list of five outputs or achievements indicating a significant record
  • A summary curriculum vitae (using the pro-forma provided)
  • You must also nominate two referees of standing in the field.

How do you apply?

You may apply to become a Fellow of the Society at any time during the year. Complete the pro-forma application form from this downloadable link and e-mail it to Professor Nigel Cross, Chair of the Fellows Election Committee at N.G.Cross@open.ac.uk.

Fellowship application form

List of Current DRS Fellows

 

Upcoming Events

DRS Conference 2018 - Call for Track Sessions

DRS 2018 is now accepting Track Session Proposals.

The deadline is 16th May 2017 and proposals can be submitted here: https://www.conftool.pro/drs2018/

LearnxDesign 2017 Paper deadline extended.

The deadline for the Call for Papers has been extended to 24th February 2017.

Further details can be found here:  http://lxd2017.london/

The submission website is here: https://www.conftool.net/lxd2017/index.php?page=index

PLATE 2017 – Product Lifetimes and the Environment

8-10 November 2017, Delft, The Netherlands

Call for Papers Deadline: 13th January 2017

http://www.plateconference.org/second-plate-conference/

 

Design Management Academy 2017 - Call for papers

7-9 June 2017,Hong Kong.

Call for Papers Deadline: 9 January 2016

http://designmanagementacademy.com/dma2017/paper_submission/theme/

 

The 12th EAD Conference: “Design for Next...” 

12-14 April 2017. La Sapienza in Rome Italy

http://www.designfornext.org/index.html

 

CUMULUS 2017: REDO

30 May–2 June 2017. Design School Kolding, Denmark.

http://cumuluskolding2017.org/

 

MODE Motion Design Education Summit

June 7-9, 2017. The Ohio State University, USA.

http://www.modesummit.com/

 

EKSIG 2017 - ALIVE . ACTIVE . ADAPTIVE - Experiential Knowledge and Emerging Materials

19-20 June 2017, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

 http://www.eksig2017.com/

 

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Call for Papers

PLATE 2017 – Product Lifetimes and the Environment

8-10 November 2017, Delft, The Netherlands

Call for Papers Deadline: 13th January 2017

http://www.plateconference.org/second-plate-conference/

Design Management Academy 2017 - Call for papers

7-9 June 2017,Hong Kong.

Call for Papers Deadline: 9 January 2016

http://designmanagementacademy.com/dma2017/paper_submission/theme/