18 January 2012
Doctoral Bursary for Practice-led Design PHD on Innovation Against ATM Crime
CSM and LINK, UK
Applications by March 1, 2012
CSM (Central Saint Martins College of Arts & Design) LINK Doctoral Bursary for Practice-led Design PHD on Innovation Against ATM Crime
In 2012 CSM will offer a fully funded bursary for Home and EU research degree students based in the UK. The bursary is supported by LINK, the UK’s cash machine network.
The studentship of £20,200 per year for three years (with potential to extend to up to 4 years) will cover both tuition fees (currently £4,200 per year for Home/EU students) and a stipend. Additional budget is available to encourage/ maximise the dissemination of key outputs during the research programme.
The focus of this doctoral award is for project ideas to be researched in the following area: ‘Innovation Against ATM Crime – Developing a practice-based and design led approach to enhancing customer experience, as well as, improving customer security’. Areas of applicant’s investigation and intervention may include: improved customer communication; spatial design for the built environment around ATMs ; and/or new designs for human/machine interaction - all aimed to positively influence social behaviour at and around ATMs.
An industry steering group, involving key stakeholders such as LINK, banks and the police will also be established to inform the programme of research, linked to participatory research and design processes.
The studentship will be supported by the award-winning Design Against Crime Research Centre (DACRC), based at CSM. DACRC exemplifies a ‘socially responsive design’ approach, that is, it delivers design that takes as its primary driver social issues, its main consideration social impact and its main objective social change.
Successful applicants will have strong abilities in design practice/ strategy, a postgraduate qualification and a good first degree (2:1 or above) in a design-related discipline. Strong communication and presentation skills (verbal, written, visual) are also required to benefit from this exciting opportunity.
Applying for the CSM LINK Doctoral Bursary
Applicants interested in applying should complete a standard application form RF1 which can be downloaded from our Applications page http://www.arts.ac.uk/research/apply/
Further Information on the Design Against Crime Research Centre can be found at – http://www.designagainstcrime.com . Prospective applicants should also look at the Designs Against ATM Crime publication which is downloadable free of charge from www.designagainstcrime.com
Deadline: Applications must be received by 1st March 2012