Apply for a Fabricademy Scholarship 2022 in Blönduós!
Fabricademy in collaboration with Icelandic Textile Center is offering 4 partial scholarships, valued at 4.000 USD to professionals or students that wish to attend the Fabricademy, Textile and Technology Academy 6-month program starting September 20th, 2022 in Blönduós, Iceland.
Fabricademy is a 6-month intensive program at the intersection of digital fabrication, textiles and biology with a mission to (re)shape and (re)define the implications and applications of technology in the textile and clothing industry, from the fashion sector to the upcoming wearable market. The program explores the interrelation of human-technology-environment through the notions of embodiment, materiality, ecodesign, biodesign, performance, smart textiles and digital fabrication.
It offers a broad overview of the state of the art of the current industry and builds on “learning by doing” methodologies, tackling themes like personal fabrication, distributed manufacturing, Industry 4.0, Wearable Technology, Biofabrication, Assistive technologies and Sustainability.
A combination of online lectures given by international experts and hands-on classes and machine access guided by local experts in a fully equipped Lab environment.
> Participants will have access to the facilities Monday to Friday 10:00-17:00 of the Icelandic Textile Center but they will also be able to collaborate with Biopol EHF, Marine Biotechnology Science Hotel in Skagaströnd, Ístex Woolscouring plant in Blönduós and Spinning Factory in Mosfellsbær, Fab Lab Sauðárkrókur Fjölbrautaskóli Norðurlands vestra 550 Sauðárkrókur.
Apply today for a Partial Fabricademy Scholarship at
Applications are currently closed, we will be releasing the winners soon
Participants with scholarships must attend a minimum of 85% of classes and Reviews
Participants with scholarships must finish the course in the 1st Evaluation Round (April 2023)
Participants with scholarships must comply with the program terms, conditions and procedures
Participants commit to dedicate 30 hours weekly to the program
Participants with scholarships cannot defer their grant for the following years. If students discontinue the course, the scholarship will be terminated, and Central Coordination may require payment of full fees. Project design and files, as a rule of Fabricademy, will be open source.
The scholarship presented in this public announcement cannot be combined with other economic reductions offered by the Icelandic Textile Center
Participants that will be selected accept that part of their work will be published on Websites and/or Social Media channels of the partners involved.
Eligibility criteria and Application process
In order to participate, candidates interested in the Fabricademy Scholarship Competition must:
Hold a first-level academic diploma or Bachelor's degree, or are about to graduate within the academic year of the program
Have a proficiency level in English
Complete the scholarship application form at apply.textile-academy.org by choosing Icelandic Textile Center
Applicants from different disciplines are accepted, there are not any requirements for specific skills.
The scholarship cannot be deferred to the next year. Applicants with experience in digital fabrication, wearable technology, or electronics will be appreciated.
If you have already applied to the Fabricademy program, please send an email to the firstname.lastname@example.org to communicate that you are participating in the scholarship opportunity as well.
After sending their application via the online form, participants will be contacted for an individual interview, the final registration will be validated by a selection committee.
Do not miss the opportunity to apply for this scholarship!
Scholarship Application Deadline
- Start date: 28 June
- End date: 30 July
- Winners announced: 10 August
The Selection Committee
The Jury will be integrated by Fabricademy directors, local node instructors and special guests coming from the different topics that are addressed within the program.
Both Fabricademy Global and Local Node will release the name of the winners on their social networks and web pages.