Countdown to Magic Grant Deadline!

The deadline for Brown Institute Magic Grants and Fellowships is now FIVE DAYS away (March 8)! Recall these are funds that can support you for either a short term (like a summer) or for a longer project (like a year) for up to 150k. We are interested in the interplay between story and technology — perhaps creating a new platform for finding and telling stories, or telling a unique story in a new way.

At Columbia, to help you best formulate project proposals, we are offering 1-on-1 office hours. To attend a 1-on-1 slot, you must first submit a 1-2 paragraph project pitch to so that we can best help you refine your idea. These 30-minute slots will be held in the Brown Institute with both myself and with Michael Krisch, and are on a first-come basis. Make your request online at

Lastly, if you have any questions about the process or a potential grant/fellowship, you can also email us at

Good Luck!