Saturday, 13 April 2013

PhD Design Research Scholarship - Electrolux

Symbiotic Life - Electrolux Scholarship - Industrial Design

This exciting opportunity will suit a top research candidate who is interested in sustainable practice underpinned with a strong understanding of technological systems. It also has a focus on human behaviour associated with food preparation both now and in the future.

Electrolux PhD Design Research Scholarship - Monash University MADA - Industrial Design

In conjunction with Electrolux, a global leader in appliance design, the Faculty of Art Design & Architecture at Monash University (MADA) are pleased to offer a PhD Design Research Scholarship opportunity.

The MADA PhD with its project based format and focus on the design as research is an ideal format for this research endeavour and the successful applicant will work in close collaboration with Professor Mark Armstrong to create new knowledge in the appliance category.

Project Objectives
The focus of the Electrolux Research Initiative is to develop original and innovative design concepts and approaches to address the challenges faced in the planning of future living environments relating to the preparation of food within the domestic environment.

The Initiative aims to:
> Promote the unique challenges faced in designing sustainable appliances and infrastructure within the design industry
> Develop knowledge and learning about design of home appliances
> Upgrade the quality and breadth of design inputs used to create new ecological solutions for the future

Electrolux PhD Scholarship
Electrolux is the world’s largest and most respected appliance manufacturing company. The company prides itself in manufacturing and marketing products that deliver beyond customer expectations, cutting- edge technology and a genuine focus on customer needs.

The project will be concerned with an aspect of the future home. This may include topics around the design of cooling and heating products.

Scholarship Award
> Annual tax free stipend of $25,000 for four years.
> Course Fees for Australian / New Zealand citizens and Australian Permanent Residents will be covered by the Research Training scheme (RTS).

Closing Date
Application closing date: close of business on Thursday 18th April 2013.

For eligibility requirements, selection criteria information and further details please download the application form below.

For more project information please contact Professor Mark Armstrong, Eva and Marc Besen International Chair in Design Research, Monash University, on 03 9903 2709 or

Please contact the faculty Graduate Studies office with any further enquiries:
Graduate Studies – Selection Officer
Faculty of Art Design & Architecture, Monash University
Telephone: +61 3 9903 1837

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