CIRCA-IMET Artist-in-Residence Fellowship

Deadline: yearly in late March

The Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts (CIRCA) and Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology (IMET) invite applications from full-time, tenured and tenure-track faculty members, non-tenure track faculty, Lecturers, and Senior Lecturers in the Arts (Dance, Music, Theatre, Visual Arts) at UMBC for the CIRCA-IMET Artist-in-Residence Fellowship for the Fall semester.

The award is intended to support and promote significant collaborative research in the Arts between colleagues at IMET and UMBC. The awardee will receive a release from teaching in the Fall semester (one course release, with permission of the Chairperson) and a research stipend of $5,000 in order to conceive, establish, or accelerate a substantial project that engages IMET scientists and ventures. In addition, IMET commits $2,000 towards supplies and materials. IMET will provide office space for the awardee and, if necessary, can also make available a studio space. IMET will work with the awardee to provide opportunities to engage with a wide range of scientists and to present work and have discussions with IMET stakeholders, including faculty, students, and start-up companies in the IMET Harbor Launch business incubator.

Previous CIRCA-IMET AIR awardees may re-apply three years or longer after receiving an initial award with a proposal for a completely new project with a new partner. Successful awardees who want to continue existing collaborations beyond the term of their award should seek other sources of funding. In exceptional cases, only if no competitive applications are received for new awards, previous CIRCA-IMET AIR awardees may be considered for a second term of support for a previously funded project, three years or longer after an initial award.