The Daniel Langlois Foundation is offering research grants for projects that work with the Foundation’s remarkable collection of documents and archival materials and which explore new ways of disseminating and interacting with documentary content.
Research projects accepted must propose a highly original concept for information architecture and/or electronic publishing. The Foundation is interested in research into content organization systems, navigation and user interface systems, semantics research systems, and metadata development. It is also interested in projects on data and system emulation or migration and research into database access modes and interoperability.
Grant holders will be invited to publish the results of their research and post digitized documents on the Web site after providing background information and interpreting the documents. For example, the Foundation helped create a complete digitized collection of Radical Software, the new media publication that helped birth the video movement and documented the beginnings of the video, cybernetics, social activism and counterculture art movements in North America. The Foundation also has the complete archives of 9 Evenings: Theater and Engineering, the groundbreaking festival in 1966 that brought together 10 artists and 30 engineers to collaborate on a spectacular nine days and nights of technology and performance art. Check out the website for many more examples of what is possible.
The Program for Researchers in Residence is open to historians, curators, critics, independent researchers, artists, designers and computer specialists. Candidates must have extensive research experience and pertinent academic and professional knowledge of art, science and technology, supported by published articles and conference communications.
Artists From Emerging Countries
There are also residencies offered to professional artists from emerging countries. These residencies are offered in collaboration with OBORO, an artist-run centre in Montreal. These grants aim to help the successful applicants in their research, experiments and project development, while allowing them to work in a different environment than their region or country of origin – see the website for the list of eligible countries.
Research grants are for $5,000. For researchers who do not live in or near Montreal, living and research expenses of up to CAN$10,000 will be covered by the Foundation with additional funding available from other sources. The maximum value of each grant is CAN$25,000.
Deadine September 30, 2007.
For more info, check out the Daniel Langois Foundation website. Look for “Grants for Resarchers” beside one of the floating boxes…