RISD Research updates and opportunities

Find support for your research, including updates and new funding opportunities at the RISD Research website. While there, search our improved funding database, SPINPlus to receive notifications that match your unique research interests.

Upcoming Opportunities:

Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

What: Building Demand for the Arts grants will support efforts by exemplary artists and organizations to increase demand for jazz, theater, and contemporary dance.
When: Letter’s of Inquiry (LOI’s) due April 24, 2015
How Much: Up to $40,000 for Exploration Grants and up to $110,000 for Implementation Grants.

National Arts Strategies Seeks Applications for 2015 Creative Community Fellowships

What: A fellowship program for innovators committed to using arts and culture to design solutions for community problems.
When:  Application deadline is April 26, 2015
How Much: All tuition, including lodging and meals is completely underwritten. Fellows are only responsible for their transportation.

Tufts Health Plan Foundation Seeks Letters of Inquiry for Healthy Aging Advocacy Projects

What: Grants will be awarded in support of policy and advocacy activities that help communities in Massachusetts and Rhode Island achieve age-friendly status.
When: Letter of Inquiry due July 20, 2015
How Much: The foundation does not set a minimum or maximum dollar amount for grants. Applicant’s should request the amount needed for a program and outline the expenditures for that amount accordingly in the LOI.

Retirement Research Foundation Accepting Applications for Projects to Improve Lives of Aging Americans

What: Grants will be awarded to projects that provide direct services, advocacy, education, and/or training programs for professionals working with elders, as well as for research that investigates causes and solutions to significant problems of older adults.
When: The foundation considers proposals on February 1, May 1, and August 1. Should an applicant like to discuss a project before submitting a full proposal, a brief Letter of Inquiry should be sent to the foundation at least three weeks prior to a deadline.
How Much: 2014 year grants were awarded up to $115,000

American Academy in Rome Invites Applications for Rome Prize

What: The Rome Prize is awarded annually to emerging artists and scholars in the early or middle stages of their careers who exemplify the highest standard of excellence in arts and humanities scholarship.
When: Application deadline is November 1, 2015
How Much: Each Rome Prize winner is provided with a stipend, meals, a bedroom with private bath, and a study or studio. (Those with children under the age of 18 live in partially subsidized apartments nearby.) Winners of six-month and eleven-month fellowships receive stipends of $16,000 and $28,000, respectively.

Captain Planet Foundation Offers Grants for Hands-On Environmental Education Activities

What: Grants will be awarded in support of high-quality educational programs that help children and youth understand and appreciate our world through hands-on learning experiences aimed at improving the environment in their schools and communities.
When: Application deadline is September 30, 2015
How Much:  $500 to $2,500

Questions? 

Contact Josephine Martell at jmartell@risd.edu to schedule a meeting to discuss grant funded research interests and for general questions about research or to discuss partnering with RISD, contact Eliot Bassett-Cann via research@risd.edu.

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