Faculty Fellows Program
There are no limits to the shapes of these projects. We invite innovative thinking around the themes about which you are most passionate.
As part of the fellowship term, fellows will be invited to:
Keep an office space in the Foisie Innovation Studio for the term and engage in collaborative activities in the Foisie building
Focus on a project or initiative of their interest
Contribute to the creative and research directions of the Global Lab
Consult with Global Lab faculty and students about transmedia communication strategies
Utilize the media studios in the Global Lab
We are especially interested in projects that do one or more of the following:
Adress compelling, timely themes
that are of importance to people and communities around the world, including within Worcester and at WPI.
Advance action research/collaborative design pedagogies and practice
to expand the capacities of the WPI community to engage meaningfully with stakeholders, local and global. Examples include projects that support innovative ID2050 teaching, off-site project advising or global partnership building.
Explore modalities for communicating academic work
Whether through a peer-reviewed publication, a performance piece, a new media technology, a pedagogical tool or anything in between, could the project’s products (and process/methods) help advance thinking about how academic work is communicated and disseminated?
Have collaborative potential
Does the project have a breadth of potential connection points (thematic, methodological, programmatic, etc.) such that others could readily see the relevance of the project to their own work?
Have general potential
Is the project likely to stimulate further activity supporting the fellow’s professional goals and the mission of the Lab beyond the fellowship term?