Open call: Design Ecosystem Fellowships

Date: Thursday 17 February 2022

Future Observatory has today launched its first open call for researchers to apply for our Design Ecosystem Fellowships programme. Successful applicants will receive funding of up to £20,000 to spend up to six months reporting on a design innovation ecosystem within the UK, including recommendations on how these ecosystems might be enhanced or energised.

The aim of the scheme is to highlight the strengths and weaknesses of production systems that support environmental sustainability, circular economies and waste reduction – a process that is key to achieving UK and global net zero targets.

For full details and to download the application form, visit our Ecosystem Fellowships page.

An online Q&A session will be held on 22 March at 13:00hrs BST for interested applicants. To join this session, please state your interest by email to