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SDN Publishing Grant 2024: Applications Now Open!

The SDN Publishing Grant 2024 is currently accepting submissions until February 29 2024.

SDN Publishing Grant 2024:

The SDN Publishing Grant 2024 is currently accepting submissions until February 29 2024. Please review this year's Guidelines and Requirements. We eagerly await your proposals.

SDN Publishing Grant 2024

Established in 2003, the Swiss Design Network is the Swiss competence network for design research, connecting design researchers from Swiss universities of applied arts. The SDN fosters discourse and debate on design research in Switzerland and contributes to its dissemination abroad.

  • Application Deadline:
    February 29, 2024
  • Final Decision:
    March 19, 2024
  • Notification Deadline:
    March 29, 2024
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Grant Description: Recognizing a specific need for financial support in publishing research within the Swiss design landscape, the SDN Publishing Grant aims to showcase innovative design research conducted within Switzerland. This grant supports applications from undergraduate to Ph.D. levels, with a total sum awarded of CHF 2,000. Funding is solely based on submission quality, and proposals in all Swiss national languages and English are accepted.

The SDN Board will evaluate applications, and successful applicants will be notified by the end of March.

SDN Grant: Guidelines The abstract and budget form the basis for assessment based on grant selection criteria:

  • Originality/novelty of the research
  • Potential for significant/broader/sustainable impact

Applicants must submit an original text in English, and only applications submitted through the designated form will be accepted. The SDN Board reserves the right to reject applications not meeting criteria.

Applicant Eligibility:

  • Undergraduate and graduate applicants must be associated with SDN Member Universities (see the list here)
  • Ph.D. applicants must have Swiss residency, citizenship, or affiliation with any Swiss University or University of Applied Sciences
  • The highest degree must have been obtained within three years of application

Grant Requirements:

After Successful Application:

  • Abstract published on the SDN website
  • Images or visual material, if available, published on the SDN website
  • Digital open-access PDF shared on the SDN website
  • Short biography and portrait of the author(s)

The SDN retains the right not to award the grant if the selection committee deems the applications unsuitable.