Technē Institute for Arts and Emerging Technologies
Awards: up to $5,000
Deadline: October 19, 2012
Funding period: November 1, 2012-June 30, 2013
The Technē Institute for Arts and Emerging Technologies fosters new work at the intersection of artistic expression and emerging technologies within the research and pedagogical mission of the University at Buffalo. The Institute is designed to support new and existing collaborations among the arts and technology through faculty fellowships; develop external sources of support; and to promote the arts at UB nationally and internationally through the presentation of new work, visiting artists, and strategic hires across multiple areas.
The Technē Institute for Arts and Emerging Technologies will provide faculty fellowships of up to $5,000 for innovative projects within the field of art and emerging technologies. Technē project funding is designed to support the initiation or continuation of arts and technology projects by individual artists working solo or in collaboration with other artists and scientists. The program will be funded across artistic disciplines and is open to a range of genres and platforms. Collaborations with other disciplines—including those outside UB—will receive priority.
While the maximum expected award under this program is $5,000, in exceptional cases, larger budgets may be considered. Fellowships are intended to supply project “start-up funds.” Fellows will be encouraged to work with Technē to seek additional funding for proposed projects. A given project can only receive funding through this program once. Individual applicants may apply repeatedly with different projects, but may not receive
funding more than once every three years. Technē Fellows are expected to serve as reviewers for future proposals.
The following project types are eligible for funding:
- New projects at the research and development phase
- Continuing projects at the production/presentation phase
Fellowships are open to all regular full-time, tenure-line faculty at UB.
Fellows must submit a one-page summary by September 30, 2013 that outlines project goals, how the fellowship helped the recipient towards those goals, how close the project is to completion, and how it will be made available to the public (e.g. an exhibition, a performance, a free download). All funding must be expended by this date.
All fellows will be required to publicly present their research at a Technē-sponsored roundtable at the conclusion of the funding period.
- The quality and potential of the proposed research project as outlined in the project proposal
- The feasibility of the proposed project based on the project budget and timeline
- The proposed project’s contribution to the field of art and emerging technologies at UB and in general
- The quality and completion record of previous research projects and scholarly publications
- For collaborative projects, the merit of the collaboration including partners, facilities to be used and contributions of the collaboration to the field of art and emerging technologies.
- Willingness to work with Technē to leverage additional funding for the proposed project.
All applications must include the following (5 copies):
- A Cover Sheet with applicant name, affiliation, project name and collaborators, if relevant
- Project proposal abstract (200 word maximum)
- A four-page, double-spaced Project Narrative which should include: a detailed description of the proposed project, including project activities that will occur during the funding period;a project time-line; a list of collaborators and their affiliations, if relevant; a list of UB facilities to be utilized, if relevant
- Budget (no more than 1 page)
- Budget Justification (no more than 1 page)
- Current CV of no more than three pages, which should indicate in detail previous and upcoming research support (grants, fellowships, leaves).
- Work samples of past completed work – i.e., DVDs, Websites, Catalogues
Application should be delivered to the Technē office by 5:00 p.m. on October 19, 2012
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org