The School of Arts and Sciences, PennDesign, and the Penn Institute of Urban Research are putting forth a joint call for research proposals for the 2014-2015 academic year. The Mellon Humanities, Urbanism, and Design (H+U+D) Project is aimed at interdisciplinary design/humanities projects at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The maximum award is $2000 per proposal to be spent on travel, archival charges, and photography. The project is made possible through the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for a five-year collaborative initiative at Penn called Fulfilling and Liveable Cities: Design, Urban Life and the Humanities, as described in an Almanac article from last year. Project proposals are due by April 14, 2014, and can be submitted according to instructions on the CURF website.
The H+U+D Project provides a rich opportunity for students of all levels to engage in work that impacts multiple fields of study. It’s also a great chance to explore new media while researching, a topic that is near and dear to all of us here at WIC. If your research involves digital scholarship or design, or if you would like to learn more about these topics, please stop by WIC (especially the Vitale Digital Media Lab) or drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.