UC Student Fellowship and Competition Opportunities through BCNM

UC’s Berkeley Center for New Media
UC Student Fellowship and Competition Opportunities

1) Peter Lyman Graduate Fellowship in New Media / Call for Applications / Due 02.01.11

2) Big Ideas New Media Competition / Due 02.26.11

For information visit: http://bcnm.berkeley.edu
Contact: info.bcnm@berkeley.edu, 510-495-3505

1) Peter Lyman Graduate Fellowship in New Media

Stipend of $5,000
Applications Due: February 1, 2011

The Peter Lyman Graduate Fellowship in New Media, established in the
memory of esteemed UC Berkeley Professor Peter Lyman provides a
stipend to a UC Berkeley PhD candidate to support the writing of his
or her PhD dissertation on a topic related to New Media. Some
preference will given to those doing research related to children and
youth, and to BCNM Designated Emphasis students.

Originality and quality of the research are the primary criteria.  The
amount of the stipend depends on the size of the fund.  In 2011
the fellowship amount will be $5,000.

Any UC Berkeley PhD candidate who has passed the Qualifying Exam and
is in good standing can apply.  Applications must include a one-page
research summary describing how the research is relevant to the
Fellowship, brief reference from the student’s Research Advisor, list
of the PhD Committee members, expected completion date, and student’s
full contact information.

Applications must be received by 1 February and should be submitted to
BCNM, 426 Sutardja Dai Hall.

Applications will be reviewed by a faculty committee from the Berkeley
Center for New Media.  The Peter Lyman Scholar will be announced in
early March of each year.

2) Big Ideas New Media Competition

Cash Prize of up to $5,000
Applications Due: February 26, 2011

The Berkeley Center for New Media seeks to encourage innovative uses of new media technologies for projects in the public interest. As a multidisciplinary center for research that emphasizes a critical perspective on contemporary developments in media, we are interested in ideas that push the boundaries of technology in order to address contemporary social and political issues. Areas might include serious gaming; social media and community action; intersections of public media, art, and technology; privacy and surveillance; crowdsourcing; or interactive technologies. Proposals are not limited to these specific areas, but all must involve new media technology and its relationship to a question of public interest.

All submissions are submitted online and are due 5:00 pm PST on February 26, 2011. The competition is open to all UC Berkeley Students.