RISD Research opportunities and updates

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Upcoming Opportunities:

Leeway Foundation Invites Applications for Art and Social Change Grants

What: The Philadelphia-based Leeway Foundation supports artists involved in art for social change that positively affects and respectfully engages communities and audiences. Creating social change must be integral to the ideas, beliefs, and goals of funded artistic projects.

When: Applications (electronic or hard-copy) must be received by August 1, 2015.

How Much: Grants of up to $2,500 to women and trans artists in the Delaware Valley region to fund art for social change projects.

Vera List Center Accepting Art and Politics Fellowships

What: The Vera List Center Fellowships support individuals whose work advances the discourse on art and politics. The appointments provide the opportunity to further develop such work drawing from the academic resources of the New School, to expand on the work in collaboration with students and classes, and to bring it to the public through the Vera List Center’s interdisciplinary programs. Fellowship projects are selected following an open call for applications and relate to the current curatorial focus theme, “post democracy.” Projects can result in performances, concerts, exhibitions, lectures, online artworks, archives, or publications.

When: The deadline for applications is August 3, 2015.

How Much: Two fellowships will be awarded, each spanning ten months. The fellowship is part-time, non-residential, and carries a $10,000 stipend.

Social Science Research Council Accepting Applications for Abe Fellowship for Journalists

What: Applications are now open for the Abe Fellowship for Journalists, which is designed to encourage in-depth coverage of topics of pressing concern to the United States and Japan through individual short-term policy-related projects. Applicants are invited to submit proposals on one of four themes: 1) Threats to Personal, Societal, and International Security; 2) Growth and Sustainable Development; 3) Social, Scientific, and Cultural Trends and Transformations; 4) Governance, Empowerment, and Participation.

When: Open for applications, next deadline is September 15th, 2015.

How Much: The program provides $23,500 in support for six weeks in Japan or the U.S. The term may be divided between the principal destination and another country. For example, for Americans, four weeks in Japan and two weeks in another country in the region, and for Japanese, four weeks in the U.S. and two weeks in Canada or Mexico.
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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