Through internal support and external collaboration, Annenberg Creative believes in the power of connection to explore new ideas. We encourage you to explore the opportunities below, or reach out to share opportunities that we can highlight here.

Student Research Funding

Are you an Annenberg student with ideas to utilize multimodal scholarship in your research? Annenberg Creative offers multimodal research grants on a rolling basis for up to $2000. Apply here with a project proposal.


The Annenberg School has partnered with The Contours Collaborations on Border Crossings in Art and Humanities on the launch of the flagship issue of its journal slated for Spring 2021. Contours Collaborations is supported by the SSHRC Canada Research Chair Program (Robert Barsky, CRC: Law, Narrative and Border Crossing), and by members of MIT’s Knowledge Futures group.

Contours invites scholars to submit proposals to develop state-of-the-art online digitized artistic exhibit and performance spaces. These fully funded spaces, tailored for each submission, will provide scholars, artists and participants with unique ways of representing, and interacting with, artistic works pertaining to border crossing. This innovative process of creation and dissemination will be developed for online open access use by Contours Collaborations and then, consistent with the Knowledge Future’s mandate, they will be made available via open access on PubPub for future users.

VR Simulations

Together with Cornell University, the Perelman School of Medicine, School of Nursing, and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and with the support of the Benjamin and Mary Siddons Measey Foundation, ASC Technologist Kyle Cassidy and the Annenberg IT Department have been working to innovate training and education delivery through virtual reality simulations.

They are seeking students or faculty who study health messaging or pedagogy who are interested in exploring the efficacy of these remote learning techniques.


Gilbert Seldes Multimodal Postdoctoral Fellow

The Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania is accepting applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in multimodal scholarship. The fellowship will include working with Penn faculty and students by helping to organize and administer the annual Screening Scholarship Media Festival and the CAMRA Fellows undergraduate mentoring program. Preference will be given to newly-minted PhD students who have a strong background in film, dance, graphic arts, and/or other multimodal formats.  The Seldes Postdoctoral Fellow will be paid $55,000 per year and receive a small research fund. All interested candidates should submit a CV, writing sample, and cover letter to asccreative@asc.upenn.edu by March 1, 2021. The chosen applicant must have successfully defended their dissertation by June 30, 2021. This postdoctoral Fellowship is named after the founding dean of the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. Gilbert Seldes was a decidedly multimodal scholar, someone who, as summed up by the New York Review of Books, not only published books of cultural criticism but also “wrote columns for The Saturday Evening Post and Esquire, adapted Lysistrata and A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Broadway, made historical documentary films, wrote radio scripts, and became the first director of television for CBS.” 

Coming Fall 2021

A year-long workshop series and subsequent internship opportunity on creative storytelling through podcasts, designed and co-taught by industry insiders. Please email us for more information.


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