Applying to the Combine
Application Deadline: Sunday, November 19th, 2017 (5pm EST)
Current faculty and students at any accredited university located in New York City are eligible to apply to program. Students graduating at the time of the application deadline are eligible.
What are we looking for?
Applicant teams of 2-4 individuals are expected to focus on products, service offerings or technologies that advance the future of media and communications, either enabling new forms of communication, new systems for the creation, distribution or consumption of media, new methods for understanding, analyzing or evaluating media, etc.
In general, we seek applications around two themes: applications of data science, and augmented and virtual reality. These could include, but are not limited to: applications of artificial intelligence, machine learning, video, wireless communications, brain-computer interfaces, social media and more.
Content concepts such as transmedia, film, music etc will not be considered unless there is a novel underlying technology; the same scrutiny will be applied to e-commerce platforms, websites or mobile apps primarily built on iOS, Android or other established platforms.
What are the deadlines?
- Online applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
- Online applications are due by 5 PM EST on Sunday, November 19th, 2017.
- Teams will be notified whether they are invited for an interview by the week of November 27th.
- All applicants will be notified of the status during the week of December 4th.
The Spring 2018 Cohort Application Form Are Open Through November 19th, 2017
It is highly recommended that teams assemble application form responses in a separate document before filling out this form. Upon completion, the lead applicant should receive an email confirming receipt.
NYC Media Lab is implementing demographic questions in the Combine application to better understand the applicant pool and track trends over time. NYC Media Lab has an interest in diversity and inclusion. While these responses are not required, the data are useful to us in the selection process as we seek to build a diverse and inclusive program.
Questions about applying? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.