Residency Application Questions Preview

Application questions address an applicant's background, an applicant's project, and the suitability of the project for the Bellagio Center. Your answers in this section will help reviewers evaluate why this residency would be valuable to you in the context of your overall career trajectory, the influence and impact of your body of work, and what you would contribute to the Bellagio program.

Tip: This is your chance to highlight your project to the reviewers; take advantage of the word limits to make your case for a residency and be specific with your work plan.


Academic Writing Residency Application Questions Preview

Questions Related to your Proposed Residency Project:

All residents at The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center have an independent project that is the focal point of their 4-week residency. Your answers in this section will help reviewers evaluate the goals, outputs, audience and potential influence of the project you would conduct at Bellagio if offered a residency. Note: The Rockefeller Foundation recognizes that residents frequently work on a specific phase or component piece of a larger project during a residency.

  1. Please provide a brief abstract of your proposed residency project/plan (50 words maximum)
  2. Please discuss the project you would work on during a residency including its main objectives, whether it builds off past work or represents a departure, and its importance to the advancement of your field. Please consider this an executive summary or abstract for the longer project plan/outline submitted as part of your application. (300 words maximum). 
  3. Who is the target audience for your project and what kind of reach (local, regional, international) do you expect it to have? Please also describe the audiences, if any, beyond your immediate field/network, that you hope to inform and influence with your work (250 words maximum).
  4. How will the outputs of your project be disseminated to the target audiences above? (250 words maximum).

Suitability of the Project for the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center 

The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center must be an appropriate venue for the proposed project. Your answers in this section will help reviewers understand the suitability of the work you would conduct during a residency at the Bellagio Center and its intended end result. Note: there is no research library or scientific laboratory on-site and frequent excursions off the grounds are not encouraged.

  1. What specific phase and components of the project would you work on during a 4-week residency at The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center? (150 words maximum).
  2. What do you anticipate having completed by the end of a 4-week residency? (Multiple choice).

The center is interested in proposals that align with The Rockefeller Foundation's efforts to promote the well-being of humanity, particularly through issues or topics that have a direct impact on the lives of poor and vulnerable populations around the world. These topics include but are not limited to health, science, data and technology, economic opportunity and jobs, food and agriculture, access to lean energy, the field of philanthropy, and innovation for development.

      3. Please select the topic that most closely aligns with your project. (Multiple Choice).
      4. Please select the global region that is directly relevant to your work. (Multiple Choice)

Applicant Background 

Applicants are evaluated based on their professional qualifications and general suitability for the unique experience of a residency at The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center. Your answers in this section will help reviewers evaluate the influence and impact of your body of work, and why a residency to advance the proposed project would be valuable to you in the context of your overall career trajectory.

  1. Describe the trajectory of your career to date, highlighting any pivotal moments (250 words maximum).
  2. How would a Bellagio Residency, specifically, contribute to advancing your work in the context of your overall career? Please address why you are applying for a residency at the Bellagio Center as opposed to another residency opportunity. (250 words maximum).

Arts & Literary Arts Residency Application Questions Preview

Questions Related to your Proposed Residency Project:

  1. Please provide a brief summary of your proposed residency project/plan. (50 words maximum).
  2. Please discuss the project you would work on during a residency including its main objectives, whether it builds off past work or represents a departure, and its importance to the advancement of your artistic practice. (300 words maximum)
  3. Who is the target audience for your project and what kind of reach (local, regional, international) do you expect it to have? Please also describe the audiences, if any, beyond your immediate network, that you hope to inform and influence with your work. (250 words maximum)
  4. How will the outputs of your project be disseminated to the target audiences above? (250 words maximum)

Questions Related to the Suitability of your Project for the Bellagio Center:

  1. What specific phase and components of the project would you work on during a 4-week residency at The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center? (150 words maximum).
  2. What do you anticipate having completed by the end of a 4-week residency? (Multiple choice)
  3. Please select the Rockefeller Foundation area of interest that most closely aligns with your project. (Multiple choice).
  4. Please select the global region that is directly relevant to your work. (Multiple choice)

Questions Related to the Applicant’s Background:

  1. Please describe the trajectory of your career to date, highlighting any pivotal moments.  (250 words maximum)
  2. How would you characterize the social impact of your work? (250 words maximum).
  3. How would a Bellagio Residency, specifically, contribute to advancing your work in the context of your overall career? Please address why you are applying for a residency at the Bellagio Center as opposed to another residency opportunity.  (250 words maximum).

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Practitioner Application Questions Preview

Questions Related to your Proposed Residency Project:

  1. Please provide a brief abstract of your proposed residency project/plan. (50 words maximum).
  2. Please discuss the project you would work on during a residency, including its main objectives, whether it builds off past work or represents a departure, and its importance to the advancement of your field. (500 words maximum).
  3. Who is the target audience for your project and what kind of reach (local, regional, international) do you expect it to have? Please also describe the audiences, if any, beyond your immediate field/network, that you hope to inform and influence with your work. (250 words maximum).
  4. How will the outputs of your project be disseminated to the target audiences above? (250 words maximum)

Questions Related to the Suitability of your Project for the Bellagio Center:

  1. What specific phase and components of the project would you work on during a 4-week residency at the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center? (150 words maximum)
  2. What do you anticipate having completed by the end of a 4-week residency? (Multiple choice).
  3. Please select the topic that most closely aligns with your project. (Multiple choice).
  4. Please describe how your project aligns with the topic selected above.
  5. Please select the global region that is most relevant to your work. (Multiple choice).

Questions Related to the Applicant’s Background:

  1. Describe the trajectory of your career to date, highlighting any pivotal moments (250 words maximum)
  2. How would a Bellagio Residency, specifically, contribute to advancing your work in the context of your overall career? Please address why you are applying for a residency at the Bellagio Center as opposed to another residency opportunity. (250 words maximum).