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Federal Opportunities for Game Faculty and Students

William Bainbridge  |  Program Director, National Science Foundation
Jason Rhody  |  Senior Program Officer, Office of Digital Humanities, National Endowment for the Humanities
Noah Wardrip-Fruin  |  Associate Professor, UC Santa Cruz

Location: Room 3020, West Hall

Format: Session
Track: GDC Education Summit
Vault Recording: Video

Federal agencies support game faculty in a wide variety of work. Funded projects range in focus from understanding history to inventing technology, and from game preservation to interdisciplinary collaboration. In this session, representatives from two agencies, the National Science Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities, will each give "micro talks" covering two major topics. First, each will share illustrative examples of ways their agencies are already working with game faculty and students. Second, each will discuss some of the things their agencies care about, and are looking for, in terms of games-oriented proposals. In addition, a faculty member will share insights from being part of funded game-focused projects, and project selection, with additional agencies, including the National Endowment for the Arts and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.


Every institution's faculty and students are engaged in a range of game projects and research. This session explains how these connect to the funding histories and priorities of major federal agencies, with time for questions.