Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Residency Program, USA

Deadline: 1 December 2010
Open to: Scholars and Creative Artists in one of the following areas: basic survival safeguards, global health, climate and environment, urbanization, social and economic security
Venue: mid August 2011 to November 30, 2011

The Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center provides a platform for developing new ideas and solutions to some of the most difficult global problems. Residencies allow for a quiet setting for focused work and a place to connect with dynamic innovators from across the globe, uninterrupted by the usual professional and personal demands. Residency participants include scholars, scientists, artists, journalists, writers, non-governmental organization practitioners and policymakers from around the world.  Rockefeller Foundation welcomes projects in all fields, but is particularly interested in innovative projects that address one or more of their issue areas: basic survival safeguards (such as issues of food, shelter, water), global health, climate and environment, urbanization, social and economic security.

Collegial interaction with the other residents is an integral dimension of the Bellagio experience. Meals and informal presentations of residents’ work afford an opportunity for dynamic discussion and engagement with each other. During special dinners, residents may be able to interact with participants in international conferences hosted in various buildings on the Center’s property.

Scholars

Requirements
– scholars in all disciplines, but there is particular interest in innovative projects that address one or more of the Rockefeller Foundation’s five interconnected issue areas: basic survival safeguards, global health, climate and environment, urbanization, social and economic security
– Bellagio Center Residencies cannot be used to work on doctoral dissertations or textbooks
– Applicants are not allowed to re-submit any unsuccessful proposals, but they are permitted to submit revised versions

Application
Applications must be completed online in English and submitted by the published deadline.
Application documents:
* Online application form
* A project proposal (double-spaced pages not to exceed 1,250 words)
* An abbreviated CV (not to exceed four double-spaced pages)
* A work sample: one published chapter or article (maximum 35 pages)
* Three references with knowledge of your project

On-line application

Creative Artists

Requirements
Open to creative artists at all career stages with a record of significant achievement in their fields. Videographers, filmmakers, novelists, playwrights, poets, visual artists, and artists in performance art and multimedia.

Application
Applications must be completed online in English and submitted by the published deadline.
Application documents
:
* Online application form
* Writers (novelists, non-fiction, poets and playwrights) and video/filmmakers: a project statement of up to 1,250 words
* All other creative artists: an artist’s statement of up to 250 words
* Curriculum vitae (maximum: four single-spaced pages)
* Three references with knowledge of your project. They must be able to respond via email.
* Work samples (per directions for different types of arts found in the application instructions)

On-line application

The official deadline is 1st December 2010.

Official Webpage

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