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Submit a project proposal

We are currently accepting proposals for the residency that will take place February through April 2014. Proposals are due August 15, 2013. We will communicate decisions within 8 weeks of the deadline.

Step 1
Prepare a project proposal using the IDEA Studio Proposal Template (.doc, .docx, .pdf, or .zip, maximum 5 MB).

(View the proposal template as a web page.)

Proposal writing tips
Here are some tips to keep in mind when preparing your Autodesk IDEA Studio residency proposal.

  1. Focus on innovation. We support projects that use Autodesk products in novel ways to solve problems. Think boldly, creatively, and imaginatively about how design technology could be used to solve tough problems, and describe your proposed project in that context.
  2. Specify intended results. Be clear about what you would plan to create during the IDEA Studio residency. Include a descriptive project plan that specifies the products you would use and how you would use them to achieve the results.
  3. Craft the right project scope. Make sure your intended results would be achievable within the residency timeframe. Residencies typically last between 1 to 3 months.
  4. Consider including a case study. Case studies are a great way to test and demonstrate project innovations. For example, if your plan is to create a unique workflow during the residency, consider including a case study as a final step in your proposed project plan.
  5. Ensure achievability. We expect IDEA Studio residents to drive their projects to successful completion. A handpicked team of Autodesk experts is available to help residents in a consultative manner along the way. Therefore, it’s a good idea to make sure your skills match those necessary to execute the proposed project plan. Consider applying as a team with a classmate, colleague, or student to round out any necessary competencies.

Step 2
Prepare a curriculum vitae (.doc, .docx, .pdf, or .zip, maximum 5 MB).

Step 3
Submit your proposal and curriculum vitae using the proposal submission form.