Calling those who’ve had an idea that they’ve wanted to tinker or play with but were unsure of the outcome. The Sandbox Residency Grant provides first-time applicants with funding for exploring a problem space that may generate innovation and creative solutions within a period of one (1) year. 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.
Areté supports collaborations that involve research and incorporate artistic processes and interventions and engage communities outside the academic and artistic worlds.
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 Areté space-use grant (on top of the dedicated workspace)*
- Opportunities to participate in workshops for creative thinking and problem solving
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.
- Proponents from different disciplines are preferred though not required.
- The residency period lasts for one (1) year.
Applicants must provide the following:
- CVs of each member of the team
- A 1,500 to 2,500-word write-up describing the problem space to be explored. Please present how the project/investigation provides a potential solution or fill an identified knowledge gap. 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
Deadline for Submissions: Extended to November 18, 2022