Foundry Fellowship
Blow minds!: Apply to the Foundry Fellowship, a semester-long fellowship focused on collaborative creative exploration and innovative work. BOW students may apply as a team (between 2-6 people) to develop or continue a project of their design, such as; advancing a design or engineering project, supporting an entrepreneurial endeavor/prototype-creation effort, creating artwork, making an app/game or even choreographing a performance and producing a film or something at the intersection of all of the above - the opportunities are endless.

Each team can receive up to $1,500 for their project and will also receive a dedicated workspace in the Foundry, priority for Foundry equipment, secure storage space for projects, and free Foundry materials (think free 3D printer filament, plywood, cardboard for prototyping, etc). At the end of the semester, projects will be reviewed by judges, allowing teams the chance to win an additional $2,500.

Projects focused on the intersection of the Internet of Things (IoT) and food/cooking, aging, or fashion can receive up to an additional $1,500 (for a total of $3,000).

Have an idea but no one to work with? In need of an idea? The Foundry will host an brainstorming and project matchmaking session February 4, 2018. This event will allow potential fellows to meet and form teams to create or further develop ideas.

When are applications due?
February 11 at midnight.

What kind of projects are we looking for?
Projects that:
Are collaborative between more than one of the BOW campuses.
Utilize the Foundry space, tools, and creative support culture.
Are new and novel.

How many teams will be selected?
We expect to accept between 4-10 teams.

What is the Weissman Foundry?
The Weissman Foundry is a Babson College, Olin College and Wellesley College (BOW) student-directed, trans-disciplinary, entrepreneurial creative studio environment. The Foundry is a safe, creative environment that supports any project at any stage of development, through, hyper-creative programming, experimental courses, digital and traditional fabrication resources and social events.

Are project milestones required?
Yes, each selected team will develop bi-weekly project milestone deliverables

How do teams receive the $1500.00?
The money to develop a team project will be tied to the deliverables described in the team milestones. In general, team can expect three (3) installments.

Who are the judges that will review projects and by what criteria will they award the $2500.?
The judges will come from disciplines that relate to the projects chosen each semester. They will use the three criteria described in "What kind of projects are we looking for?"

Have a question that was not answered in here?
Please email with the subject "Fellowship".

When you have an idea and a team assembled, fill out this form to apply!

Email address *
Team Name
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Your Name *
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Your Team Role *
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How many people are on your team? (2 to 6) *
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What is your anticipated total budget and how will you spend these funds? *
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What BOW schools are represented on your team, please check all that apply *
Team background and motivation. *
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Proposed project. *
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The Foundry supports all of the below equipment. Feel free to indicate resources that may be particularly relevant to your project.
What are the other technologies and materials that you will need? How much material do you anticipate bringing on site? Which of these will be provided by the project team and which are you hoping will be provided by The Foundry? *
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Are there other facilities required for your project and/or team? *
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How will you use the resources on the Foundry and how often do you plan on working in the space? *
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How many of your team members have taken the Foundry Equipment Safety Tour (mandatory for award)? ( *
How many of your team members have signed the Foundry Waiver and Honor Code (mandatory for award)? *
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