STAGE Fellowship

STAGEScientists, Technologists and Artists Generating Exploration — is a laboratory embedded within a science and engineering institute devoted to collaborations among scientists and artists. Specifically, it is at the helm of one of six core research themes that of "Arts, Sciences and Technology," at the University of Chicago's nascent Institute for Molecular Engineering (IME).

STAGE is offering fellowships to work collaboratively on the creation and development of its original theatrical works inspired by science and technology. 

It seeks people with hybrid interests and skills, i.e., scientists who have had some theatre experience and/or theatre people with experience/a strong interest in science and/or technology.


This opportunity is open to those who have completed undergraduate or graduate degrees, preferably within the last two years.

It seeks people with hybrid interests and skills. Fellows will be selected for their talents and interests but will not be defined or limited by them. STAGE's foremost requirements are alignment with its philosophy, a genuine interest in the work it does, dedication and hard work.

It is helpful to have several of the following skills:

  • Acting
  • Carpentry/building
  • Choreography/dance
  • Cinematography
  • Computer skills/coding/mathematics
  • Costume design
  • Dramaturgy
  • Electronics
  • Film editing
  • Improvisation
  • Language(s)
  • Lighting design
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Music
  • Product design/prototyping
  • Projection design
  • Science/engineering
  • Set design
  • Sound design
  • Storytelling and new methods of storytelling
  • Writing
  • Special skills (e.g., everything from filmmaking, visual arts and photography to dialects, acrobatics, magic and sword swallowing, etc. to even those tinkerer/dabbler interests that materialize only in your basement)

Period of Study

Fellowships typically for one-to-two years, subject to satisfactory performance and in compliance with University of Chicago policies.  


Fellowships include a stipend.


For Fall 2019 fellowships, the deadline is January 21, 2019. First interviews are held on a rolling basis. As a general rule, therefore, applications should be submitted as early as possible.


Class Year

  • Recent Graduate
  • Post-baccalaureate
  • Graduate


  • Arts
  • Business
  • Communication
  • Education
  • Health
  • Humanities
  • International Affairs
  • Public Affairs/Government
  • Social Sciences
  • STEM
  • Multiple


  • English


  • Yearlong

Program Type

  • Post-Graduate
  • Professional


  • North America

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