Call for Applications: Fellowships for Artists and Scientists, STAGE Lab, University of Chicago

January 21, 2019


The fellowship requires a full-time commitment. As all the work is created collaboratively on the University of Chicago’s campus, fellows are expected to reside in the Chicago area for the duration of the fellowship.


Fellows can receive stipends ranging from $33,000-37,000 annually.


STAGE – Scientists, Technologists and Artists Generating Exploration – is a laboratory within the University of Chicago’s Institute for Molecular Engineering, in which we create and develop original multimedia theatre work inspired by science and technology.

The STAGE Lab's distinct research focuses on creating and developing new theatre and film work inspired by science and technology. Technology is integrated into the staging of our plays as a vital part of telling the story, not just for special effect. Rather than science lectures disguised as plays, these are emotionally engaging, entertaining stories. It's these visceral experiences that have an enduring impact, capturing the public's attention and stimulating interest in science and technology.

For these fellowships, we’re ideally looking for people with hybrid interests and skills, especially scientists who have had some theatre experience, as well as theatre artists with an interest in science. First interviews are held on a rolling basis; as a general rule, therefore, applications should be submitted as early as possible.


To apply, please visit the official application site. A link to the form containing specific questions and instructions for recommenders appears on the fellowship application. Preliminary and secondary interviews will be held at the STAGE Lab on the University of Chicago campus, located in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago. Preliminary interviews will be held in-person for Chicago-area residents and over Skype for those residing outside of the Chicago area. 

For more information, visit the general information site or contact [email protected].