Signature Areas of Research and Creative Collaboration

In 2018, the Faculty of Arts launched a process for identifying and promoting up to seven Signature Areas of Research and Creative Collaboration. The Arts Signature Areas provide a mechanism for building research networks, facilitating collaboration, advancing cross-disciplinary research and creative activities, and enabling related teaching innovations. Each of the Faculty’s signature areas will be supported for five years.

The first three signature areas are: Digital Synergies, Mediating Science & Technology, and Research-Creation. Selected in fall 2018, they are now engaged in outreach, planning, and development. A second and third wave of Signature Area proposals are being solicited for submission in April 2019 and winter 2020.

Second Wave Proposals 
Deadline: April 15, 2019


See ‘Resources’ for information and Proposal Form.

Faculty of Arts Signature Areas

  • Digital Synergies
    Digital Synergies" supports research collaborations that address the unique challenges and opportunities that digital technologies present for scholars in the social sciences, humanities, and fine arts, focusing in particular on digital society, methods, and literacies.
  • Mediating Science & Technology
    “Mediating Science & Technology” supports research that explores the diverse ways science and technology have inspired acceptance and resistance in the arts, mass media, material culture, and in moral, political, and social practices, past and present.
  • Research-Creation
    "Research-Creation” champions and supports an approach to knowledge that crosses traditional lines between practice and theory and situates the artistic process at the heart of the research and publication strategy.