*This Is Not A Drill* Student Fellowship

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Each year, the *This Is Not A Drill* program convenes five NYU faculty fellows and five to ten NYU student fellows. Student fellows receive project-focused reimbursable research stipend to work on their project over the summer. All fellows exhibit their work at the annual *This Is Not A Drill* exhibition.


Who is eligible to apply?

Junior and Senior level Undergraduate Students and all Graduate Students across NYU who are making creative works on the intersection of technology, the climate emergency, and equity are welcome to apply.

What goes into the application?

The components of the application are: project title, project description, exhibition vision, timeline, budget, environmental impact assessment, project management experience, collaborators, a proposed call to action, envisioned learnings, and any work samples you wish to include. Applications are due by April 4, 2022 @ 11:59 PM anywhere in the world.

What are the characteristics of a *This Is Not A Drill* student project?

A *This Is Not A Drill* student project: is an artistic project that focuses on the intersection of technology, equity, and the climate emergency; must be executable over the course of 3-4 months; must culminate in a format suitable for exhibition; and must be shown at the annual *This Is Not A Drill* exhibition in the fall.

What do I have to do as part of the fellowship?

You have to complete the work outlined in your project proposal within the giving time and budget restrictions. You have to keep your project on track and ensure you are compliant with university policy pertaining to permissible expenses. You have to check in regularly with the *This Is Not A Drill* faculty fellows about your project. You have to produce exhibitable work for the exhibition and participate in the mounting of your work.

How do I access the funds?

Unless otherwise noted, funds are disbursed on a reimbursement basis.  All expenses are subject to University and TSOA spending policies. Reimbursement for items purchased with personal funds must be approved prior to purchase.

What expenses are permissible?

All expenses must be related to advancing your research on technology, the climate emergency, equity, and creative practice; and producing an artwork that can be showcased at the exhibition. All reimbursements are subject to university and TSOA reimbursement policies. Fellows must take into consideration a product’s life cycle and environmentally safe disposal prior to purchases, and choose eco-friendly options wherever possible (more information on Green Procurement here).

What is the timeline?

Applications are due by April 4, 2022 @ 11:59 PM anywhere in the world. Successful applicants will be notified in May and will then have the summer to complete their project. All receipts must be submitted by mid August, and projects must be ready to be mounted in early September.