Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design

Conscious Textile Research Fellowship

MOME and Nanushka invite researchers to apply to its new research fellowship program focusing on textile waste minimization
Research Fellowship in Conscious Textile Research
Type of Call
Research Fellowship
Deadline
1 November 2022
Department
Material Research Hub
Important Dates
1 January 2023 – Start of Fellowship Program
MOME Innovation Center, in partnership with responsible fashion brand Nanushka, has launched the Conscious Textile Group, a material R&D hub designed to explore innovative ways to use post-production textiles in a circular manner.

The Conscious Textile Group will comprise international researchers, academics, students, and industry experts; all dedicated to advancing sustainable efforts in textile production and usage within the fashion industry. As part of this initiative, MOME and Nanushka invite researchers to apply to its new research fellowship program focusing on textile waste minimization.

Research fellowship is planned to last 12 months, during which fellows will receive financial and operational support to conduct their research. The research should aim to contribute to textile waste recycling and should capitalize on the design expertise available in the University’s community and industrial perspective from Nanushka team.

Requirements

Program Setup

Research fellowship is planned to last 12 months, during which fellows will receive financial and operational support to conduct their research. The research should aim to contribute to textile waste recycling and should capitalize on the design expertise available in the University’s community and industrial perspective from Nanushka team. Additionally, fellows will be expected to reside in Budapest.

Focus Areas

For this open call, we invite applications from researchers working in areas related to material research and development. The primary focus of this open call is ‘Down to the fiber’ recycling, aiming to provide meaningful results for textile circularity.

Expected Outputs

Throughout their research, fellows will be expected to complete at least one research paper for presentation at (international) conferences and/or for publication in a peer-reviewed journal. The project is also expected to contribute towards textile waste recycling practices and throughout the program seek practical solutions to the identified problems. 

Offer

Fellows will receive: a one-way airfare to Budapest and relocation assistance; access to campus office spaces, workshops, and tech equipment; possibility to qualify for equipment and material costs; and a monthly allowance based on prior qualifications.

Application

Eligibility

Applicants must: hold an MA or MSc degree or equivalent in material science, design or any related fields; demonstrate a proven success record in textile recycling research including but not limited to sustainability, fiber-to-fiber recycling, fabrics R&D; be able to work independently; relocate to and be primarily based in Budapest for the duration of the program.

Submission

Applicants are expected to submit: Detailed CV, including your publication record and/or portfolio with tangible material experiment results; Outline of research project (max. 1500 words); cover letter; proof of highest certificate, degree or diploma.

Deadline

Applications for the research fellowship program should be submitted by 1st November 2022 23:59 CET to opencall2022@mome.hu.

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