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Art-Sci Student Fellowship

Art-Sci Student Fellowship

Art-Sci Fellowship for Oregon State University Students

Applications due May 9, 2022

"To develop a complete mind: Study the science of art; study the art of science. Learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else."
Leonardo da Vinci

About the Art-Sci Fellowship

This year-long fellowship offers students the opportunity to explore the intersection of the arts and sciences. Students will develop a creative project informed by active engagement in lab or field research. Fellows will be awarded a $1,000 stipend, a modest materials budget, ongoing networking opportunities, art and science mentorship, and a residency at the Cabin at Shotpouch Creek to work on their art-sci projects. 

We broadly define the arts as including visual arts, writing, performing arts, and mixed media. In the sciences, our focus is on physical and biological sciences including, but not limited to, biology/microbiology, botany, earth science, forestry, chemistry/biochemistry, oceanography, and physics. 


Students from any college at Oregon State University are welcome to apply. Students may be graduate students or upper-division undergraduate students in good academic standing (with a minimum GPA of 3.0). Please note this is a year-long program, and students must be enrolled at OSU throughout the fellowship (Spring 2022 through Spring 2023). We recognize that some students may not be available during the Summer Term.

Fellowship Expectations

Art-Sci Fellows will be required to:

  • Attend a fellowship orientation toward the end of Spring Term 2022 (date TBD).
  • Be actively engaged with a science project on campus. For example, attend lab meetings, participate in field work, visit relevant sites, and participate in discussions.
  • Collaborate with other Art-Sci Fellows to 1) develop and participate in an Art-Sci Fellowship public event in Spring 2023, 2) create an online book featuring fellowship outcomes, and 3) create a “tips sheet” for future fellows.
  • Lead a discussion for the “Art-Sci Seminarium,” an OSU student group focused on art-sci, once during your fellowship.
  • Work with a mentor in the arts and a mentor in science. At least one of your mentors must be from OSU. Click here to see the 2022 list of mentors.
  • Enroll in 1 credit of professional development in spring term (EAH 508). The commitment for this will be spread over the year by agreement with your mentors. We will use this course for fellowship meetings, guest speakers, mentorship, quarterly reporting, and to prepare for the fellowship event in Spring 2023.
  • Submit a fellowship evaluation at the end of the fellowship.

Fellowship Timeline

  • Spring 2022 - Applications due May 9. Fellowships awarded May 16. Fellowship orientation TBD.
  • Summer 2022: Fellows are matched with a science lab/project and participate in field or lab research if possible.
  • Fall 2022 - Winter 2023: Fellows continue to work with mentors and develop their project.
  • Spring 2023: Fellows host an event featuring their work (e.g., an exhibit and reading at a local gallery).


Submit your application online by May 9, 2022.

Your application will include:

  • Name, contact, department, program, year
  • Confirmation that you be enrolled at OSU throughout the fellowship (i.e., taking classes in Spring 2022, Fall 2023, Winter 2023, and Spring 2023).
  • Short answers to the following questions:
    • Why are you interested in this fellowship?
    • What creative field(s) do you work in? And how do you see using this fellowship to explore the art/science intersection?
    • What value do you see this having in your studies and career?
    • What skills would you bring to the fellowship, and what skills are interested in learning?
  • Suggested mentors. Choose two science and two art mentors who you could envision working with, describe why you are interested in working with these people, and describe if you already have a working relationship with any of the proposed mentors. We have identified some possible mentors, in this list, and we also welcome you to identify your own mentors, who could be people you already have a relationship with or people you’d like to work with.
  • One-page resume
  • Unofficial transcript
  • A nomination letter from a faculty member who can speak about the applicant’s qualifications for this fellowship and ability to work independently and collaboratively.

Thanks to our co-sponsors:

This Art-Sci Fellowship is made possible by the generous support of Oregon State University groups including the Arts and Education Complex, Contemporary Music Industry, Environmental Arts and Humanities Initiative, Pernot Endowment, and Spring Creek Project. The program is also made possible by generous donations from individuals.