Coalesce is currently accepting proposals for Biological Art residencies. We generally accept 4–5 residents per academic year. A residency is active for the entire year, however actual periods in residence will vary and should be mutually agreed upon by Coalesce and the artist. We suggest a minimum of one month in planned residence and we encourage residents to stay for two or three months as residents will likely be learning many new techniques and biological experiments often require long incubation periods. Each resident will receive technical support, access to laboratory equipment, and up to $1500 in laboratory materials and supplies.
Applicants should submit this form, and include a single PDF file containing the following:
Application deadline has been extended one week and reveiw of applications will begin on July 7, 2017. Applying by this date will allow the fullest consideration of your proposal. Applications received after Jluy 7 will be reviewed bi-monthly on a rolling basis.
In the Coalesce lab you will have access to a sterile hood, multiple fume hoods, an anaerobic glove-box, a gassing station, a large thermocycler, an autoclave, incubators, waterbaths, electrophoresis equipment, DNA transilluminators, a digital imaging station, a bioinformatics station, centrifuges, dissecting and compound microscopes, and other equipment.
UB is a premiere research institution that contains hundreds of facilities across the arts and sciences for imaging, analysis, processing, visualization, machining and fabrication of all kinds with which researchers are encouraged to engage. Coalesce residents will have access to many of these services, including Sanger and next-generation sequencing, spectroscopy, electron, confocal and fluorescence microscopy, and many others.
Proposals will be evaluated on quality and originality, feasibility, and applicability to our community strengths: genomics, environment and microbiome.