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Grant news - Thursday, 8 April, 2010

Opportunity from Rockefeller Foundation at Bellagio Center

The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center's Residencies for Scholars and Creative Artists

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 disciplined work and collaborative action on these issues, 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 they are particularly interested in innovative projects that address one or more of their issue areas: basic survival safeguards, 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.

The Center also offers collaborative residencies for two to four persons working on the same project. Creative artists in all fields and scholars in all disciplines from any country are welcome to apply. A residency is typically four weeks in length.

The deadline for the current competition is May 7, 2010 for residencies between March 1, 2011 to July 31, 2011. For more information please visit: http://www.rockefellerfoundation.org/bellagio-center/residency-programs

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