The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia – IAAC wants to support the development of new design approaches by training professionals to take informed, creative and innovative actions in order to respond to the challenges of today. For this reason, IAAC and its industry collaborators offer a partial scholarship to study in IAAC’s online Master in Design for Distributed Innovation – MDDI which begins in October 2024! You have until June 30th to send your scholarship application.

About the Master

The Master in Design for Distributed Innovation – MDDI is a distributed learning programme focused on the intersection of design, technology, ecosystems and communities to improve interspecies wellbeing. MDDI is a research and innovation ecosystem for creative professionals, entrepreneurs, policymakers and agents of change who want to realise real-world responses to the climate crisis, social injustice and biodiversity loss, connecting a global community of changemakers with local innovators in order to address complex challenges.

It combines online and in-person learning to support innovators to gain the social and technical skills needed to develop projects for positive impact with their own communities that aim for measurable transformational change towards planetary consciousness.

The programme is organised by Fab City Foundation and the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia. It is co-delivered by Fab Lab Barcelona at IAAC, local nodes of the distributed campus, and is supported by the global Fab Lab Network.

Who can participate?

In order to participate, candidates interested in the Industry Scholarship must fulfill the Eligibility Criteria as described in the IAAC Guide for Applicants.

Applicants who have already been accepted and/or enrolled to the Master in Design for Distributed Innovation are not eligible to participate.

Description of the Scholarship

Industry Scholarship Award:
20%, 30% and 50% Partial Scholarships on the tuition fee.
Normal tuition fee for non-scholarship positions is: 12.000€

Duration of the programme:
10 months – From October 2024 to July 2025 – Part-time

Language of the Master:

Submission Deadline:
30th June 2024 – 23:59 (CEST)

How to apply for the scholarship?

To apply, each candidate should visit the Application Portal, register their profile, and fill out the IAAC Industry Scholarships form. In the programme selection they should select MDDI as their programme of interest and then proceed to fill out the necessary personal information as well as uploading the mandatory supporting documents.

The full list of mandatory supporting documents to submit for the Industry Scholarship are the following:

1) Letter of intent written in English
2) A Portfolio showcasing samples of your work in English
3) CV (Curriculum Vitae/ Resume).
4) Two letters of recommendation written in English
5) A scanned copy of your bachelor’s diploma.
6) A copy of your valid passport (or I.D. if you are a citizen of a member state of the EU.)

Important: A 50€ Application fee (non-refundable) is to be paid to submit your application.

For more detailed information on the Supporting Documents listed above please consult the IAAC Guide for Applicants.

Competition Deadlines

Submission Deadline: 30th June 2024 – 23:59 (CEST)
Winners announced within July 2024 (CEST)

Selection and Evaluation Process

Once an application is received, the admissions team will review the submitted documentation to confirm eligibility requirements. Once the eligibility check is completed, applicants will be invited to an admission interview with the masters academic team. After these two instances, an evaluation of the candidacy will be carried out and a decision will be made regarding acceptance into the program and the granting of the scholarship.

For more information refer to the IAAC Guide for Applicants.

The Selection Committee

The Jury will be integrated by master programme Directors, faculty and special guests and professionals coming from IAAC’s Industry Partners network.