Student Summer Research Grants
Working at the intersection of technology and the arts? The Arts, Technology, and Multimedia Program is sponsoring summer grants for students to undertake full-time research or creative projects with faculty mentors, or collaborative projects with faculty co-researchers. Participating faculty are drawn from the Arts, Technology and Multimedia Program. Students will have use of the arts and technology resources on campus (Music Technology Lab, Digital Art Lat, Computer Animation Lab, Theatre Design Lab) to undertake significant creative or research projects.
Students will receive a stipend ($2,500) and a food and housing allowance ($1500). On-campus housing is possible, but students must make their own arrangements with the Office of Residence Life. Important note: Federal and state tax laws mandate that students be taxed on the total amount of $4,000. Current sophomores and juniors are eligible to apply. Preference will be given to collaborative projects, especially multimedia works, as well as proposals from students who are Arts, Technology and Multimedia minors.
Your work will be presented in the fall in a formal setting appropriate to the project, such as a concert, screening, gallery exhibit or symposium presentation. Past projects have included: a Flash animation with original musical score on environmental themes, a CD of original songs, an archival DVD of improvisational music and dance performances, and virtual sculpture using computer 3-D modeling. Examples can be seen on the web at: http://www.willamette.edu/cla/keck/summerwork.html.
Faculty Research Grants
A portion of the grant funds are designated to support research and faculty development to allow interested faculty to investigate ways in which information technology affects their fields of interest and to develop innovative uses of technology as a pedagogical tool for encouraging creative activity. These opportunities are open to faculty beyond those intimately involved in the development of the interdisciplinary minor in order to foster a broader discussion and perspective across disciplines on the integration of technology and the arts.
Faculty Summer Research Grants (.doc)