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. 2500 GBP is available for the scheme in each calendar year.
To be eligible for a DRS Student Research Bursary, you should:
• Be a current student member of the Design Research Society;
• Have a sponsor who is a member of the Design Research Society.
Details of the Scheme
The scheme is intended to cover a wide range of research activities that require funding. These activities might include (but are not limited to) payments for: research materials, experimental participants, specialist equipment, expertise (for example: translation, statistics, design) and funding for travel. Application is via the form available at www.designresearchsociety.org/docs/student-bursary-application.doc
The scheme runs annually with a March 31st deadline for applications.
Conditions of Award
There are a number of conditions for applicants successful in securing funding:
• A short written report is given once the funds have been used and within one year following the award;
• The DRS should be acknowledged in any publication to which the bursary has contributed;
The report will receive a brief response from the DRS council and will form the basis of a summary of the research that will be added to the DRS website.
Every application received will be reviewed by a panel comprising 3 members of the DRS council who will rank applications on the basis of: quality, value for money, and impact. The decision of the panel will be final.
Applications will be reviewed within one month of the deadline for submission, with applicants being informed of the decision shortly after.
The names of successful applicants will be posted, along with project titles on the DRS website. Final reports of funded projects will also be added to the DRS website
DRS Membership Secretary