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  1. Artist as Activist Funding from the The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Artist as Activist provides game-changing resources to artists of all disciplines– including visual and performing arts, new media, design, and other creative professions–who address important global challenges through their creative practice. The program is comprised of three distinct grant opportunities: Individual fellowships to U.S.-based artists and art collectives with a demonstrated commitment to applying their creative work toward a social or political action Travel & research grants for similarly focused artists General operating support to organizations that have been exemplars in supporting artists who work at the intersection of art and social justice.
  2. The Wolfsonian's Fellowships Since its inception in 1995, our fellowship program has supported projects from a wide range of academic fields to promote scholarly research on The Wolfsonian's collection. Fellowships are awarded for full-time research at the museum, generally for periods of 3–4 weeks. Fellows receive: A stipend Accommodations Round-trip travel The program is open to holders of master's or doctoral degrees, Ph.D. candidates, and others with a significant record of professional achievement in relevant fields. Scholars from outside of the U.S. are eligible. Applicants are encouraged to email research@thewolf.fiu.edu to discuss their project prior to submitting an application. Applications for 2018–19 are due December 31, 2017.
  3. A couple of the 2018 Design Incubation Fellows reported using Zotero to keep track of their notes, correct cite and reference other sources and to generally help them organize writing projects. I'm a bit old school having developed a relatively inefficient system before platforms like Zotero were born but I want to give it a try for my next writing Please add to this post with any other resources that might help design writers be more efficient. Zotero is a free, open-source research tool that helps you collect, organize, and analyze research and share it in a variety of ways. Zotero includes the best parts of older reference manager software — the ability to store author, title, and publication fields and to export that information as formatted references — and the best aspects of modern software and web applications, such as the ability to organize, tag, and search in advanced ways. Zotero interacts seamlessly with online resources: when it senses you are viewing a book, article, or other object on the web, it can automatically extract and save complete bibliographic references. Zotero effortlessly transmits information to and from other web services and applications, and it runs both as a web service and offline on your personal devices.
  4. Hey Ladies and Guys who support your female colleagues, this fellowship seems super interesting and its a whopping $150k! Its only for Junior Faculty so send the info along to your favorite junior faculty asap. The J&J WiSTEM2D Scholars Award Program will help develop female leaders and support innovation in the STEM2D disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing, Design) by funding six women at critical points in their research careers through a Scholar’s Award.
  5. For all of you who now have time on your hands and are looking for some fun design facts to spice up your summer - check out... Design Facts http://www.designfacts.org/
  6. A few years ago I had the dubious distinction of being the only tenured faculty at a round table about tenure and promotion run by Aaron Ganci from Herron School of Art and Design, Indiana University. Out of the 8 or 10 people at the table only 2 reported every "hearing" about a design faculty receiving good mentoring. Fortunately this group doesn't represent all faculty and there are many wonderful senior faculty out there who spend countless hours mentoring junior faculty. Still it is a bit of luck of the draw. And some junior faculty are clearly adrift as they make their way through the tenure and promotion process. This resource does a good job of talking about mentoring both from the standpoint of the mentor and the mentee. Please share any advice, experiences or resources you have had with effective mentoring and career advice. Giving-and-Getting-Career-Advice-UMichigan-ADVANCE.pdf
  7. That's a great point about target and positioning. Sometimes an author might have a vision and be able to engage with an audience via a funding source like kick-starter and successfully self-publish a book. The differences in how institutions view self-publishing (and publishing in general) are super interesting and seem very varied. Self-publishing would be looked down on at my own institution but if one could show impact (sales figures, citations, references in other media etc.), that would be counted. There seems to be quite a bit of diversity in how publishing and more specifically self-publishing is regarded when the author is going through tenure or promotion. I'd love to hear how other institutions view self-publishing – please let us know by responding to this thread.
  8. Self-publishing has really come into its own. In the past self-publishing has sometimes gotten a bad name because of lack of editorial oversight and not all P&T committees will count self-published writing for tenure. But lulu, blurb, and amazon and other print-on-demand services mean that anyone can get their ideas out to readers. In my experience, self-publishing is ideal for topics and writing that are unusual and/or not immediately relatable to traditional publishers. I've published a few books but always traditional channels where they've been accepted through the editorial process and/or peer-review. I'd love to learn more about self-publishing! Please share information about the nuts and bolts of how its done as well as why one might choose to self-publish design writing and creative work. I'm including images of two of my favorite self-published books and magazines and hopefully their authors, James Panafino and Garth Walker will tell us more about their creative and editorial process. BTW - Pannafino has sold as many or more of his book Interaction Design: A Visual Guide than any of my own books. And Walker's Ijusi never fails to keep me interested with wacky graphics and on-point content.
  9. Have you ever wondered where to publish design writing? We put together the a list of publishers, academic journals and some trade magazines for the Design Incubation Fellows and wanted to share it out. The journals on the list aren't ranked so some might be better than others for tenure and promotion. The good news is that if your work gets accepted, there are so many venues you could publish in a different journal every month for a couple years! Please help grow the list by posting suggestions for new additions. 2017_Journals_Publishers.pdf Art, Design and Communication in Higher Education Curriculum and Instruction Design Issues Design and Culture Design Philosophy Papers Design Principles and Practices Design and Technology Education Eye [crossover with trade] FORMakademisk Info Design Journal International Journal of Design Iridescent [online only] Journal of Communication Design Journal of Design Research International Journal of Design Education Journal of Design Research Journal of Education through the Arts Journal of Material Thinking The International Journal of Design in Society The International Journal of Visual Design The International Journal of Design Management and Professional Practice International Journal of Design Creativity and Innovation Journal of Design History Leonardo: Art Science and Technology Plot - Parsons Design Studies student journal The Design Journal The Idea Journal TRACEY West 86th: A Journal of Decorative Arts, Design History and Material Culture Word and Image Visible Language Visual Studies Trade: Metropolis, How, Print, Communication Arts, Wallpaper, Interactions, 3x3, Justapoz, Computer Arts, Layers, CMYK, Digital Arts, FORM, Web Designer Art Journal Art Bulletin Bulletins of the Serving Library Interiors: Design/Architecture/Culture Dialectic/ AIGA
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