Application

The application process starts with the formation of a project team. The initiation of the team can start with any of its members, and must have at least three people involved:

  1. A faculty or staff member from the Math & Science Department at Pratt
  2. A faculty or staff member from any other Department at Pratt
  3. A Pratt student, or a professional outside of the Pratt community seeking residency at Pratt

When ready, the team prepare an application with the following sections and then upload a single combined PDF to our website below:

  1. Name and contact information of resident or Pratt graduate student (if you are a graduate student, please specify your department and anticipated date of graduation).
  2. Name(s) and contact information of the faculty member(s) from Pratt Institute’s Mathematics and Science department that have committed to working with you on your project, including the number of hours that they have committed to. NB – You must have at least one entry in this section.
  3. Name(s) and contact information of the faculty member(s) from the other department(s) at Pratt Institute that have committed to working with you on your project, including the number of hours that they have committed to. NB – You must have at least one entry in this section.
  4. Describe the type of interdisciplinary work to be carried out including the roles and responsibilities of each project member. (Word limit: 500 words)
  5. Identify a target audience and explain how, as part of the project’s output, the project will engage that audience. (Word limit: 250 words)
  6. Define the outcomes you would like to realize, including how these outcomes relate to working at the interface between art/design and math/science. (Word limit: 250 words)
  7. Outline a method to assess the success of your project. (Word limit: 250 words)
  8. Develop a timeline of your project. NB – Projects must be completed by 7/1/2019 (Word limit: 250 words)
  9. A project budget (not to exceed $7,500, assume $60/hr for faculty compensation, and can include fellow/resident compensation)
  10. CVs/resumes of all project participants
  11. Work/portfolio samples of the potential resident or student fellow, which can be included in the application PDF or as a hyperlink in the PDF
  12. Any additional materials that you would like to be part of your application

Assessment Criteria

In vetting applications, the selection committee will consider whether or not the projects can achieve their goals by answering the following questions:

Feasibility
  • Can the project be carried out with the funds, resources, and infrastructure available?
  • Are the timescales realistic?
  • Is the budget clear and plausible?
  • Are the skills, experiences, and competencies of the applicants suitable for the goals of the project?
Audience Engagement
  • Are the project outcomes and methods of engagement appropriate for the target audience?
  • What are the possible effects the projects will have on this audience?
  • Does the project have potential to reach secondary audiences?
Math/Science Content
  • Will the project effectively engage it’s target audience with accessible math/science content?
  • Is the content mathematically and/or scientifically sound?

Application Deadline

We are currently accepting applications, with our Fall application deadline being 5pm EST 11/1/2018. Awards will be announced within one month after the deadline.

Reporting Requirements

If awarded, project teams will be required to document their work.

Application Upload

Please upload your application below.

Applicants can contact the STEAMplant coordinator with any questions using the contact form on this site.