Speculative Design Research Fellowship
Within this open call, we invite applications from researchers working in areas related to Speculative Design. We especially encourage applications in the field of health & well-being that can answer the following question: what future scenarios can we imagine that could foster a more personalized healthcare?
This open call is initiatied by our Interaction & Immersion Hub, who focus on humanizing the growing number of digital habitats and on creating meaningful interactions by studying human perception, cognition, and how we emotionally experience these.
The research fellowship is planned to last between 18-24 months and should be interdisciplinary in its nature with a heavy emphasis on previous experience with speculative design and/or futuring techniques. Additionally, fellows will be expected to reside in Budapest.
We encourage applications in the field of health & well-being that can answer the following question: what future scenarios can we imagine that could foster a more personalized healthcare? How can future scenarios help us to understand medical technology and its effect on us, or how can we create more data-driven but humanized medical technology?
The fellow will be expected to deliver two outputs from one of the following combinations: to complete at least two research papers for presentation at (international) conferences for publication in a peer-reviewed journal or two prototypes based on speculative design methods or one prototype and one publication in a peer-reviewed journal.
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.
Applicants must: hold an PhD or equivalent; demonstrate a successful academic publication record and/or artistic portfolio; have previous experience in using speculative design methods; be interested to work closely with researchers and designers in interdisciplinary teams; relocate to and be primarily based in Budapest for the duration of the program.
Applicants are expected to submit: Detailed CV, including your publication record; outline of research project (max. 1500 words); cover letter; proof of PhD or equivalent degree.
Applications for the research fellowship program should be submitted by 14th June 2023 23:59 AoE to via this form. If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org!