|Aspiring social engineers and digital artists may now vie for a $4,000 USD grant for "[exploring] the potential of Second Life as a creative medium." Bonus points offered to entries that don't involve body piercings.
Linden Lab, the developers of nonviolent MMO world Second Life, have announced the beginning of a fellowship program in which innovative developers from the Second Life community can win a $4,000 grant "to explore the potential of Second Life as a creative medium."
The fellowship is open to undergraduate or graduate students in visual or performing arts, with a focus in digital media. Applications for the fellowship are available at the Second Life website. Applications are due March 15, 2006, and the fellowship winner must be completed within one semester using the Second Life tools.