At the University of Chicago Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, we want students to have access to academic and cultural resources, but to also have opportunities independent of the classroom and student life. Thus, the following is a list of opportunities where students can go to search for funding, enrich their summers or find work after graduation.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Logan Center for Creative and Performing Arts: Arts|Science Graduate Collaboration Grants

Arts|Science Graduate Collaboration Grants Call for Proposals

The Reva and David Logan Center for Creative and Performing Arts is launching a pilot program of Arts|Science Graduate Collaboration Grants to encourage independent cross-disciplinary research between students in the arts and the sciences. Graduate students from areas such as art history, English, music, cinema and media studies, theater and performance, creative writing, or visual arts are encouraged to pair up with graduate students from astronomy and astrophysics, biological sciences, chemistry, computer science, geophysical sciences, math, physics, or statistics areas for joint research projects.  Each group may consist of two or more graduate students, with at least one in the arts and one from the sciences, who work together over the course of two quarters to investigate a subject from the perspectives offered by their disciplines. Projects will be conducted between winter and spring of 2013, with a public presentation scheduled at the end of the academic year. The projects may take the form of a publishable paper, photographic documentation, film, music score, performance, theater piece, or documented research experiment, etc. Proposals will be reviewed and selected in the fall quarter by a faculty jury comprised of members from the arts and the sciences.

Applicants must have an endorsement by a faculty member.  The objective is to identify and encourage innovative interactions between students of the sciences and the arts. The review process will be competitive and the proposals will be evaluated on the basis of a number of criteria, including cross-disciplinary innovation and scholarly risk-taking.  Successful proposals may request up to $3,000 to cover costs for materials, use of media labs, computation facilities, and in some cases machine-shop time, as well as costs associated with the design, implementation, literary documentation, publication and/or presentation of the project. *

Grant recipients will be invited to participate in a series of dinner table conversations with faculty and visiting scholars or practitioners who work across the arts and the sciences.

* This grant does not fund food or receptions, University of Chicago faculty and student honorarium, production of CDs, or conferences and symposia.

Application Information:
Application deadline: November 19, 2012 (proposals must be submitted by email)
Notification of funding:  no later than December 15, 2012

For details, please visit the UChicago Arts website.

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