Calling those who’ve had an idea that they’ve wanted to tinker or play with but were unsure of the outcome. This grant provides first-time applicants with funding for exploring a problem space that may generate innovation and creative solutions. Further, the potential innovation lends itself not only to interdisciplinarity but also to the bridging of bridges across disciplines, displaying how the fields within the humanities, sciences, social sciences, and management may be merged in its possible outcome or expression.
The Sandbox Residency Grant provides successful applicants with the following:
- Php 100,000 working capital
- Priority use of Eugenio Lopez Jr. Makerspace (3D printers, laser cutters, large format printers, milling machine)
- Dedicated workspace in the Eduardo J. Aboitiz Sandbox Zone for the Residency period + A Php 50,000 Arete space-use grant (on top of the dedicated workspace)*
- Opportunities to participate in workshops for creative thinking and problem solving
Arete supports collaborations that involve research and incorporate artistic processes and interventions, and engage communities outside the academic and artistic worlds.
Sandbox Residency Grant Application Details:
- Applications must be submitted by a team comprised of at least three members. Individual applications will not be accepted.
- The lead proponent of the project must be a full-time faculty member of Ateneo de Manila University.
- That the proponents come from different disciplines is preferred though not required.
Applicants must provide the following
- CV’s of each member of the team
- A 500-word write-up that presents the problem space that the team wishes to explore and the potential for innovation that that residency will generate. Importantly, please highlight elements of play and experimentation that the team brings in their approach to the problem space.
- Present how the project promotes interdisciplinarity
- Present how the project could merge the arts and the sciences
- Present if the application is in connection with other research grants, or whether the proponents are seeking funding from other sources
- The grant is competitive. The residency period lasts for one year.