2015-16 Brown Magic Grant Applications Open!

Wa are now accepting applications for 2015-16 Brown Institute Magic Grants. The full process is documented on this page, but here’s our timeline for the season.

Proposal submission deadline: March 8, 2015
Announcement of finalists: March 20, 2015
Presentations by Columbia finalists: April 6, 2015
Presentation by Stanford finalists: April 13, 2015
Announcement of winners: April 30, 2015
Projects start: September 2015 (Summer 2015 by special arrangement)

To help encourage applications, the Institute will be hosting a number of mixers at both Columbia and Stanford. On January 26 and February 20th, Columbia will host two of these events. The second is in conjunction with the Institute’s “All Hands” meeting, where our Stanford colleagues join the crew at Columbia for workshops and check-ins on the 2014-15 cohort of projects and fellowships.

The Brown Institute is a unique connection between Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and Stanford School of Engineering. As such, we are particularly interested in supporting “bi-coastal” Magic Grants proposals, those with teams that have at least one member associated with each university. To help foster this kind of collaboration, Stanford is offering travel grants to prospective Stanford applicants to attend the February “All Hands” meeting. These travel grants are described on this page and are due no later than January 31, 2014.

Both Columbia and Stanford will also be hosting open office hours to help students and faculty refine their ideas. Look for email about the times and locations of these sessions. If you have any questions contact Bernd Girod (for Stanford students) or Mark Hansen (for Columbia students and faculty).

Good Luck!