Deadline: December 1, 2011

Through residencies and conferences, the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center in Northern Italy supports innovations that change the way we address complex global issues.  Here, people of diverse expertise and backgrounds come together in a thought-provoking, creative, collegial environment that helps create change and have impact on a wide range of world issues.

The Residency Program allows for focused work, uninterrupted by the professional and personal demands of daily life, in a diverse and stimulating community of fellow residents.  Residents include an international group of academics, writers, artists, scientists, journalists, non-governmental organization practitioners, and policymakers.  In addition to time for dedicated work on individual projects and for reflection during the day, building new connections and collegial interaction with other residents is a defining characteristic of the Bellagio experience.  Meals and informal presentations of residents' work afford an opportunity for dynamic discussion and engagement with each other.  The combination of quiet time for individual, focused work and connections with such a diverse community is unparalleled.

Academic Writing as well as Arts & Literary Arts residencies typically last four weeks, and spouses/life partners may accompany residents.  Practitioner residencies can last between two to four weeks.  Joint applications from co-authors are also welcome.

Applications for Academic Writing as well as Arts & Literary Arts residencies are due by December 1, 2011 for a residency period between mid-August and mid-December 2012.  Applications from practitioners and for conferences are accepted on a rolling basis.

To apply, and for more information, please visit:
http://www.rockefellerfoundation.org/bellagio-center

or download a brochure at:
http://www.rockefellerfoundation.org/news/publications/rockefeller-foundation-bellagio-center

Interested applicants can join our upcoming webinars for more information about the application process and for guidance.

http://www.iie.org/Programs/The-Rockefeller-Foundation-Bellagio-Center-Residency-Programs

Completing a Successful Application: Academic Writing Residencies
Date: October 18, 2011
Time: 8:00AM ET (NY Time)

Completing a Successful Application: Arts & Literary Arts Residencies
Date: October 25, 2011
Time: 8:00AM ET (NY Time)

Last Minute Guidance - Q&A Session
Date: November 21, 2011
Time: 9:00AM ET (NY Time)


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