Science Gallery Network

Science Gallery is an award-winning international initiative pioneered by Trinity College Dublin that delivers a dynamic new model for engaging young people with science. Through a cutting-edge programme of exhibitions and experiences that ignite creativity and discovery where science and art collide, Science Gallery encourages participants to learn through their interests. The Science Gallery Network was launched in 2012 with the aim of establishing Science Gallery locations in eight cities around the world, a goal that was met in 2020. The network is supported by Science Gallery International.

Open Calls

Each Open Call runs for 3 - 8 weeks. Ready your submission at least a few days before the deadline to ensure you have no technical difficulties and can have any queries answered in advance. The submission form closes automatically on the last day, and late submissions will not be accepted.

Most Open Calls are run by individual locations in the Network (Atlanta, Bengaluru, Detroit, Dublin, London, Melbourne, Rotterdam, Venice). Be sure to reach out directly to the correct location that has launched the call for any queries about their process. If the call is run by multiple locations simultaneously, a specific contact will be provided on the call page. Contact information for questions can always be found on an individual Open Call's page. Review process dates are clearly published, and results are communicated shortly thereafter.

Technical difficulties with the application forms should be addressed to Submittable directly.

Program Overview & Fellowship Description:

The Office of the Senior Vice President for Research (SVPR) seeks to infuse faculty input into the development of the evolution of Science Gallery Atlanta at Emory University (also known as Science Gallery Atlanta, or SGA), engage faculty as champions of SGA, and generally support scholarship at the intersections of the arts and science. To this aim, the Science Gallery Atlanta Research Fellowship Program is a one-year position (renewable for a second year based on completion of milestones). The fellow will dedicate on average 4-5 hours per week, though the exact amount of effort can vary somewhat throughout the year. The fellow will be compensated the equivalent of 10% of the fellow’s academic-year salary, see compensation details below.

This opportunity will provide an Emory faculty member with the opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of the SGA program and related research/scholarship opportunities, advance the SGA program with one to two project options including but not limited to: the submission of a grant application to fund a portion of SGA or SGA educational or scientific research; creation of scholarly publications about SGA and public dissemination and engagement in science; and/or development of an educational or scientific research protocol among an array of opportunities (e.g. evaluation science of student engagement in SGA; public trust in science; faculty career growth through the fusion of art and science; basic or translational or behavioral science related to specific SGA exhibitions like addiction or social justice to name a few). Providing assistance in the development of the SGA-led Science  Gallery Network’s research infrastructure that includes investigators across the SG network is considered a mandatory part of the fellowship.

Fellowship Program Benefits:

  • Direct reporting and mentoring relationship to/with Emory's Senior Vice President for Research (SVPR), who, in collaboration with the fellow, will develop plans for the duration of the fellowship.
  • Fellowship will pay 10% effort (salary only) to their school. Compensation details are below.
  • The fellow will receive mentorship from the SVPR as well as the SGA team in project development and implementation.

Fellow Responsibilities:

  • The fellow will be embedded in the SGA-led- Science Gallery Network Executive Research Committee. The fellow will work with institutional leadership and the SGI Network Research Committee to develop Science Gallery research infrastructure and opportunities.
  • The fellow will serve as an ambassador for SGA through lectures or updates at faculty venues like department or center or institute meetings or incorporation into teaching, or through positive messaging on social media.
  • The fellow will have the option to attend key SGA and Network meetings/events including: The SGA Faculty Curatorial Advisory Board, The Student Mediator Advisory Board, The SGA operations meetings, The external advisory board called the “Leonardos,” Exhibit development meetings with the scientist-artist-student triads, SGA pop-up events, VIP exhibition events within Emory and around the Emory community.
  • The fellow will participate in the development of the next SGA exhibition.
  • The fellow will choose one to two projects (depending on size and complexity) for completion within the timeframe of the fellowship in agreement with the SVPR:

              o Develop an educational or scientific research protocol surrounding one of the SGA

exhibition themes to be conducted in concert with one of the exhibitions such as


              o Submit  a grant application to fund a portion of SGA or SGA educational or scientific


              o Create a scholarly publication about student, faculty, or public engagement and

outcomes related to participation in SGA

  • The fellow will meet bi-weekly with the SVPR and or the SGA team.
  • The fellow will cite SGA Fellowship Funding in all abstracts and publications.
  • The fellow will provide written annual progress and a final written report one year following the conclusion of the fellowship program.

Fellow Program Deliverables:

  • Fellows officially begin March 1, 2022
  • The fellow will work with SVPR and SGA team in choosing one to two projects by June 1, 2022.

Suggested timelines (to be negotiated):

  • The first draft of product #1 due September 1, 2022
  • Internal feedback sessions complete by October 1, 2022
  • Revised products submitted for external peer review (grant or publication) November 1, 2022


  • Emory University Full-time Professor (Assistant, Associate, and Full) on tenure or clinical track in any discipline, school, or unit. Lecture track professors are not eligible for this opportunity.
  • Must dedicate the equivalent of one half-day per week for one year, renewable for a second year upon achieving milestones.
  • Must have a beginning or established track record of federal OR foundation funding and publications in any discipline.
  • Willing to work in the research office and must attend monthly SGI research meetings, usually at 6:30 am (to accommodate international collaborators).
  • Must have a formal letter of support from their Department Chair, or Dean.
  • The Office of the SVPR is deeply committed to diversity. Applicants who identify as BIPOC or with historically marginalized groups are encouraged to apply.


Science Gallery Atlanta will award 1 fellowship for the 2022 calendar year. Awards will be distributed to the Fellow's unit to cover the salary costs for individual fellows in 2 annual installments. For those with a 12-month salary structure: Compensation can be structured as an additional payment or a course buyout(s) with the academic unit’s approval. For those with a 9-month salary structure, payments will be paid as summer salary.

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Are you passionate about research, public engagement, science and culture? Do you believe that science and technology should be studied in conjunction with the social sciences? Are you excited by the opportunity to interact with artists, scholars and experts from all over the world? Join our mediator team! 

Mediators are the public face of our exhibitions, and are brought on board to converse with visitors about the various concepts explored in our themed seasons. They are often the first point of contact for visitors, and drive the experience of the exhibition by sharing insights, provoking questions and triggering debates. They also get behind the scene access to the various forces that shape an exhibition-season at Science Gallery Bengaluru!

We are searching for Mediators for our third exhibition-season PSYCHE. This exhibition will explore the the mind – and the complexities of thinking and feeling. PSYCHE is tentatively scheduled to open to the public from 1 April 2022 to 15 May 2022. We are looking for young people in the age group of 18-28 with good communication skills in English, Kannada, and other Indian languages. This is a remote, paid part-time assignment and we ask all of our Mediators to commit to a minimum of 60 hours, inclusive of training and mediation.

The last day to apply is 05 December 2021.

Open from
November 29th, 2021 to February 4th, 2022

Results by
March 1, 2022

Anthropocene, Animals, Technology, Indigenous, Climate Change, Environment, Living Frameworks, Barriers To Reflexivity, Introducing Reflexivity, Avoiding Renewed Lock-In, Environmental Rights, the Commons, Environmental Equity, 1.5° Celsius

1.5° Celsius (the Anthropocene)

The Anthropocene refers to the current (geological) period distinguished by the extraordinary impact of humankind on the earth. Often, it is used to call attention to the gravest challenges of the near and distant future, involving climate, ecosystems, and people and to encapsulate the time leading, perhaps unstoppably, to the extinction of life on the planet. What steps can we take, and how can we motivate enough to take them, to halt this epoch’s depredation of the earth, while creating a sustainable and respectful relationship with the earth and its ecosystems and its other lifeforms? This question looms over everything else transpiring in the physical and social world. Can we stop short of 1.5° Celcius?

Possible Themes and Topics

Can we retire fossil fuel and turn to electrification? What has COVID shown us about the animal kingdom’s ability to respond to different levels of human activity? What role could technology play in reversing destructive trends and practices of the past? What can be learned from Indigenous cultures and practices to create a vision and sustain a gentler, more desirable impact? What kinds of social organization and collaborative practices could move us in a less catastrophic direction? 

Curatorial Team
MSU Science Gallery creates exhibitions specifically aimed at young people, although of interest to all.

1.5° Celcius (the Anthropocene) will be shaped by the curatorial team that will be made up of seven active artists, scientists, and thought leaders, and will be advised by MSU Science Gallery’s youth advisory board, staff, and advisors

Julie Libarkin, was appointed Associate Dean for STEM Education Research and Innovation in the Office of the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education in 2021. She heads the Geocognition Research Laboratory at Michigan State University, where she investigates how people perceive, understand, and make decisions about the Earth.  Julie has received a number of grants related to geocognition, science education research, and tectonics, and has led the development of the Geoscience Concept Inventory, and has served as external evaluator or researcher for several NSF, NASA, or NIH-funded projects.

Amy Butler, the Director of Sustainability for Michigan State University providing a holistic and sustainable approach to developing the talent for the knowledge economy. She has also served as a program coordinator in the VIPP program and is a recognized international speaker on Michigan energy policy, sustainability, and economic transformation policies. She has delivered presentations in many countries including; Sweden, Czech Republic, Japan, Italy, Greece, and Turkey.

Abhishek Narula,  Department of Art, Art History, and Design at MSU,  is a conceptual artist, hacker, and educator. His practice-based research explores the complex relationship between technology, society, and culture. His interactive installations, performances, and interventions invite reflection on how we use technology and how technology uses us. An honorary board member of the Open Source Hardware Association, Abhishek is a hardware junkie, an avid DIY’er, and an open-source advocate. His research has been shared through exhibitions, publications, and presentations nationally and internationally. 

Antajuan Scott, Head of Programming at MSU Science Gallery, is a cultural producer focused on participatory and collaborative engagements. His multidisciplinary background includes performance, independent curation and programming; exploring and intersecting the worlds of art, science and culture

Devon Akmon, Director of MSU Science Gallery has over fifteen years of experience in nonprofit management, as well as extensive expertise in arts administration, curatorial practice, and community building through the arts. He served as a Senior Consultant with the DeVos Institute of Arts Management and as Director of the Arab American National Museum. He is a board member of the American Alliance of Museums, Artspace, and CultureSource.

Mark Sullivan, Creative Director of MSU Science Gallery Detroit is a composer, photographer, and a faculty member at MSU. His music compositions and photographs have been presented globally. For the last three decades he has concentrated on nurturing collisions between the arts and sciences, using technology in creative processes, especially with young people in urban centers.

Experimentation, provocation, and research are at the heart of MSU SG’s values and programs. This exhibition will explore the problems and dangers of the Anthropocene and responses to counteract those, through the lens of artists, psychologists, story tellers, digital gamers, molecular biologists, performers, neuroscientists, designers, computer scientists, nurses, engineers, musicians, mathematicians, architects, and young people. 

The list of possibilities is endless, but time is running out.

Your proposal could be a new or existing artwork, performance, workshop, digital intervention, research project, virtual reality game, or other activity. We strongly recommend that you keep our target audience of young people aged 15-25 years in mind and consider including interactive or participatory elements. We would love humor to feature in the exhibition. Check out our FAQ page, for tips on what makes a good submissions, answers to questions, etc. ( )

Land Acknowledgement
E. Lansing is the home of Michigan State University, and has strong connections with Detroit, the U.S. city with the highest percentage of African Americans, the largest concentration of Arab Americans, an historic and growing Latinx population, and is founded on Anishinaabe land, as well as to the entire Michigan region.

Michigan State University occupies the ancestral, traditional, and contemporary lands of the Anishinaabeg – Three Fires Confederacy of Ojibwe, Odawa, and Potawatomi peoples. The University resides on Land ceded in the 1819 Treaty of Saginaw. Today and every day we honor our ancestors of this land, we acknowledge their sacrifice, and we humbly ask for their blessings to exist in their space.

As a guide, the majority of our projects are funded up to around $3000 USD which includes all artist fees, materials, equipment, shipping, and travel. We enthusiastically welcome proposals that come in below that budget.

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