October 2012

Dear colleagues, dear alumnae and alumni,

right at the beginning of the academic year we are happy to present Newsletter Art | Research No. 8 to you, including information about current calls and deadlines. We particularly draw your attention to the call for research project funding on the topic “Public Spaces in Transition”, currently issued by Vienna Science and Technology Fund (WWTF).

As the design of a competitive research project lasting for several years needs quite a lot of time and effort, do start right now! Discuss your project idea with potential partners and contact us already at an early stage, that we can best support you during the application phase.

 With best regards for a successful winter term 2012/13,

Andrea B. Braidt                                      
Vice-Rector Art | Research 

Michaela Glanz
Art | Research | Service

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CONGRATULATION: CORNELIA HAUER WINS AKNÖ PRIZE 2012

Congratulations to  Cornelia Hauer who won the AKNÖ Prize 2012 for her diploma thesis „Repräsentation der ArbeiterInnen der Vöslauer Kammgarn Fabrik“ (supervisor: Marion von Osten).

See also (in German only): https://www.akbild.ac.at/Portal/akademie/aktuelles/news/akbild_event.2012-09-26.1420254590?set_language=de&cl=de

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CALL: WWTF CALL 2013 - PUBLIC SPACES IN TRANSITION

WWTF just opened a new call within the funding programme Social Sciences and Humanities in Vienna: The call's theme is "Public Spaces in Transition" and addresses past themes, namely Art(s) & Sciences or Diversity – Identity, as well as a wider range of fields in the social sciences and humanities. The aim is to advance the state of knowledge and enhance our understanding of current research questions on the topic of public spaces (in a broader sense).

The call invites to submit proposals for a 1-4 year research project (funding volume up to 350,000 €) or – for the first time – to submit a proposal for an international and interdisciplinary summer school (funding volume up to 25,000 €).

 We are looking forward to your project ideas and provide any support and advice during the application phase. Please contact us as soon as possible to arrange a first meeting, kindly write to m.glanz@akbild.ac.at.

For details see: www.wwtf.at/programmes/ssh/index.php?lang=EN 
Deadline for project proposals: 17 January 2013, 2 p.m.
Deadline for Summer Schools proposals: 20 March 2013, 2 p.m.

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CALL: TURING MACHINE AWARD – CREATIVITY MEETS TECHNOLOGY

In honour of Alan Turing’s 100th birthday, the Vienna Center for Logic and Algorithms (TU Vienna) has established the Turing Machine Award. Focusing on Turing’s central concept for informatics, the call aims at linking creativity and technology and thus searches for projects that implement the mechanism, technology or idea of the Turing Machine in a creative and innovative way. Students (up to their 31th birthday) can participate as individuals or in teams.

For details (in German only) see: www.vcla.at/tmaward/
Deadline: 31 October 2012

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CALL: SCHLOSS SOLITUDE RESIDENCY FELLOWSHIPS – ART, SCIENCE & BUSINESS

The „art, science & business” program aims to promote a dialog between the fields of art, science and business. In order to promote this dialog, the program offers residency fellowships at Akademie Schloss Solitude for periods of three to twelve months.

International artists from the fields of architecture, visual arts, performing arts, design, literature, music/sound, video/film/new media are invited to apply, as well as scholars, scientists and professionals from the Social Sciences and Humanities, Exact Sciences, Economy/Economics and Chess.

For details see: http://www.akademie-solitude.de/en/
Deadline for applications: 31 October 2012

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CALL: LIGHTHOUSE COMPETITION 2012/13

The current entrance to the Architecture Biennale Venice between Piazzale Roma and Santa Lucia station provides the theme of this competition. Participants are invited to design this entrance and undefined point of passage through a temporary and subversive intervention, whereas light shall be chosen as an immaterial medium and should be positioned in an innovative way The call is directed at students of architecture, interior design, scenography and landscape planning.

For details see: www.lighthouse-competition.com 
Deadline for registration to take part in the competition: 1 November 2012
Deadline for submissions: 14 March 2013

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CALL: GENTLETUDE DESIGN AWARD 2012

The Gentletude Design Award is an international award for typographic design, run by the NGO Gentletude, a not-for-profit organization. The award aims to encourage a new generation of designers to be creative and consider a term known but often not used: kindness. The Gentletude Design Award is open to students at the university level and graduates within 4 years after graduation.

For more information see: www.gentletude.com/?page_id=2628 
Deadline: 9 November 2012

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CALL: OUT OF BALANCE – CRITIQUE OF THE PRESENT

The international competition „Out of Balance – Critique of the Present. Information Design after Otto Neurath“ of the Magazine ARCH+ and the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation addresses members of the design disciplines as well as researchers from art and cultural studies, social sciences, economics, environmental and geosciences to participate in the competition. Students in both areas are also eligible to participate, co-operations among disciplines are encouraged. Applicants shall develop and submit visualizations of societal matters that cast light on the current problems of increasing social inequality, disadvantage, and exclusion. The prize money is 20,000 €.

For details see: www.archplus.net/home/outofbalance_e 
Deadline for registration: 12 November 2012
Deadline for submission: 31 January 2013

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CALL: DAAD SCHOLARSHIPS FOR AUSTRIA

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) again offers a number of funding opportunities for Austrian students, graduates and academics to come to Germany, among others a research scholarship for doctoral students and early stage researchers.

More information: http://www.daad.de/deutschland/stipendium/en/
Deadlines: different, depending on programme and envisaged period of stay

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CONFERENCE: ART, SCIENCE AND SOCIETY

The 12th ELIA Biennial Conference „Art, Science and Society“ will take place from 8 - 10 November 2012 in the MuseumsQuartier Wien. The conference will be organised by the University of Applied Arts Vienna.

For details and registration see: http://www.elia-artschools.org/Activities/biennial-conference
Deadline for online-registration: 26 October 2012

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Reminder
(for details see previous newsletters)

CALL: Fulbright Visiting Professor, University of Minnesota (Deadline: 30 October 2012)
www.fulbright.at/fulbright-for-austrians/scholars/minnesota.html

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More information about calls and scholarships:

http://www.grants.at

http://www.scholarships.at

http://www.callfor.org

http://www.oead.at

http://www.fwf.ac.at

http://www.stipendium.at

http://stipendien.oeaw.ac.at

http://rp7.ffg.at/home

http://www.bmukk.gv.at/kunst/service/ausschreibungen.xml

http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/culture/funding/2012