MDES DESIGN INNOVATION PROGRAMMES FOR STUDY 2020/21

There aren’t many investments more important than your education, but the costs associated with study can be a barrier to many, leaving the opportunity out of reach. There are several sources of help available to you from Glasgow School of Art, and from external sources including generous donations from individuals and organisations. You can find out more about those on the GSA website, and all applicants with an offer of a place will be contacted by email with full information later this year.

As well as these, the Innovation School has a small number of fee-waivers exclusively for applicants who have accepted a place on one of our MDes Design Innovation programmes for study in 2020/21.

The value of the fee-waivers is £7,920 which will be credited to your student account when you enrol.

Three fee-waivers are available:

  • The Design Innovation Scholarship for UK and EU students
  • The Global Innovation Scholarship for international students from non-UK/EU countries
  • The Highlands and Islands Innovation Scholarship for UK and EU students attending programmes at our Highlands campus

Update: We are now able to offer a small number of fee waivers of £7,920 with stipends of £3000 to cover living costs for students studying at our Highlands campus.

To apply for a waiver, please submit your request in writing explaining in your own words why you feel you should be considered. There’s no need to provide academic transcripts or references. All applications will be selected by members of the programme team, and we’ll let you know the outcome as soon as possible after the deadline. (Note that while you’re welcome to apply for as many bursaries and fee-waivers from the range available on the GSA website, you cannot normally be awarded more than one).

Email your application (no more than 600 words) to ispgtapps@gsa.ac.uk

MASTER OF RESEARCH FEE WAIVERS: DESIGN FOR HEALTH & CARE AND DESIGN FOR SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES IN THE HIGHLANDS AND ISLANDS

There are small number of fee waivers currently available to applicants who have accepted a place on our Master of Research programme. Students must be applying for study in 2021 with Research Proposals within the Innovation School with a focus on either health and care themed research or a research focus on sustainable communities, particularly in the H&I region, starting January 2021. More information on both opportunities can be found below.


DESIGN FOR HEALTH & CARE

Deadline 14 August 2020

The Digital Health and Care Institute (DHI) has a number of fee waivers available for Master of Research candidates proposing to undertake research projects within the Innovation School. The proposals must focus on digital health and care, aligning with one of the DHI’s strategic themes below:

1. Citizen empowerment and long-term condition management

2. Service issues in health and care: demand and capacity management

Topics 1 and 2 should focus on one of the following non-communicable diseases:

·         Diabetes

·         Cardiovascular diseases

·         Chronic respiratory diseases

·         Mental health

·         Cancer

3. Healthy ageing and frailty

4. Digital skills and workforce development in health and care

5. Digital tools and services as an enabler in shifting care from hospital of institutional settings to the home

6. Digital technologies in the support of population/public health and or emergency planning (ref COVID-19 or similar epidemic/pandemic threats)

In addition, research that falls under the topic of ‘future of care’ will also be considered in special circumstances.

How to apply

Candidates should apply to the GSA's Master of Research programme, with a research proposal focused on design for health and care – an application form and a research proposal form are available on the programme webpage.

Scholarship candidates will also be required to submit a research plan. This is so that the DHI can ensure that the topic relates to digital health and care, and that it falls within the six strategic themes. The research plan should be 2000 words or less but otherwise there is no required format for this.

Please submit the research proposal and completed application form along with the DHI research plan to Registry registry@gsa.ac.uk copied to the Programme Leader Professor Lynn-Sayers McHattie: l.mchattie@gsa.ac.uk

Eligibility

The scholarships are available to British nationals domiciled in Scotland for at least the last three years, as well as EU students. Nationality is confirmed by the passport held by the student. Some students may be required to provide proof of residency in Scotland. The EU rule is valid at least during 2021. The programme can be undertaken full-time or part-time.

Deadline

The deadline for applications is 14th August 2020 for a January 2021 start.

DESIGN FOR SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES IN THE HIGHLANDS AND ISLANDS

The GSA Innovation School has a small number of fee-waivers for students who have secured a place on the M.Res. Design Innovation programme for study commencing January 2021 and who can demonstrate academic merit through submitting a quality research proposal.

The value of the fee-waivers is £5,580 and available for:

  • The Highlands and Islands (H&I) Innovation Scholarship for UK and EU students with a research focus on sustainable communities, particularly in the H&I region.

To apply for a fee waiver, please submit your request in writing explaining in your own words why you feel you should be considered and how your research relates to sustainable communities. There’s no need to provide academic transcripts or references.

We accept applications on a rolling basis and successful applications will be selected by members of the programme team, and we’ll let you know the outcome as soon as possible. These are made available through the generous support of Highlands and Islands Enterprise and Glasgow School of Art.

Email your application, there is no standard format, (no more than 600 words) to gsaforresoperations@gsa.ac.uk copied to Professor Lynn-Sayers McHattie

l.mchattie@gsa.ac.uk

We regret we are unable to provide any feedback on unsuccessful applications.

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