WID is pleased to announce the Emerging Interfaces Award. This award aims to promote creative and engaging explorations at interfaces between science & technology and the arts, humanities, social sciences and education. The award will provide candidates selected from the arts, humanities, social sciences, and education with an opportunity to pursue a term-long project at the interface between science/technology and their respective disciplines. Science and technology areas of particular interest to WID are BIO (biosciences and biotechnology), INFO (information science and technology), and NANO (nano-science and technology).
Projects for the Emerging Interfaces Award should ideally seek to engage people, approaches, and ideas drawn from different disciplines, but each with connections to BIO, INFO and/or NANO. Intended impacts may include (but are not limited to):
- Research — science and its interfaces with arts, humanities, social sciences, and education, or on topics or questions that reflect emerging interfaces
- Education — K12, undergraduate, graduate
- Public understanding and appreciation of science, technology or research
- Works of art, performance, new media
- Writing, blogging, or social media
We especially encourage projects that actively engage or promote collaboration with UW-Madison faculty, students, or staff involved in the sciences or technology.
Anticipated award areas may include (but are not limited to):
- Science writing or technical communication
- Science education
- Visual & graphics arts
- Material design
- Music composition
- Performance (music, theater, dance)
- Literary, media, and cultural studies
- Research methods
- History/ sociology/ philosophy of science
Eligibility: To be considered, candidates should have completed a bachelor’s degree, and must be pursuing further training at University of Wisconsin-Madison at the masters, doctoral or postdoctoral level. In areas that do not offer a degree beyond the bachelor’s level, such as Dance, applications will be accepted by senior-level candidates for bachelor-level degrees.
Funding: Award recipients will receive a $2500 stipend and carrel-desk space in the WID building during the Spring 2012 term.
Expectations: During Spring 2012, each award recipient will:
(i) participate in a one-hour weekly discussion with other Emerging Interface award recipients on challenges and opportunities at the science and technology interface,
(ii) present a WID Emerging Interface event, 45-to-60 minutes, open to the university community and public. This may be a seminar, performance, reading, discussion, or demonstration, not necessarily related to your term-long project,
(iii) provide a copy of any published or public materials produced in relation to the award (e.g., audio and/or visual records, digital products, web postings, news items, reports or publications), due May 15, 2012, and
(iv) provide a written short summary (250 words max) of project accomplishments and plans for continuation (if any), due May 15, 2012.
Application Procedure: Applicants must complete a single application for the WID Emerging Interfaces Award and indicate affiliation with one of following WID partners:
• Arts Institute*
[SCHOOL OF MUSIC STUDENTS ENCOURAGED TO INDICATE ARTS INSTITUTE AFFILIATION]
• Center for the Humanities *
• Holtz Center, Science and Technology Studies*
• Design Lab
• School of Journalism & Mass Communication
• Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies
• Center for Visual Cultures
• Wisconsin Center for Education Research
• The Writing Center
Applicants who do not have a direct affiliation with any of the above WID partners will be encouraged to designate one of the indicated (*) partners.
Deadline: The application deadline is October 15, 2011. Awards will be announced November 15, 2011.
Inquiries: Please send questions directly to a WID partner above or to Pat Pointer at Wisconsin Institute for Discovery: firstname.lastname@example.org
Website for submission: https://newfac.sysbio.discovery.wisc.edu/eia.asp