New Internal, External, and Global Grant Opportunities


RISD Global Faculty Fellowship

RISD Global + Academic Affairs invites interested RISD faculty to apply for the RISD Global Faculty Fellowship in AY2018-2019 to explore global issues facing our world. Fellows should be committed to research and practices that seek to critically engage how artists, designers, cultural producers and scholars can respond to, or comment on, such global challenges towards positive impact.

The RISD Global Faculty Fellowship program is designed to facilitate full- and part-time faculty members from across disciplines in research, teaching, social justice and public engagement that focus on, and question, the intersections between globalization and art and design at RISD, and in the world. One fellowship is available in AY2018-2019.

During the one-year appointment, the Global Faculty Fellow will receive a teaching release to spend time in residence in the RISD Global Office, with additional time spent embedded within an off-campus site relevant to their research.

The fellow will receive support for the travel component of the fellowship and have access to resources to bring relevant speakers, artists, scholars, and critics to campus to engage with the broader community.

The Dean Council in collaboration with RISD Global will review all proposals and make recommendation to the Provost for final approval.

Deadline for all proposals: Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

More information on the Call for proposal for Global Faculty Fellowship here.


RISD Global Engagement and Curricular Development Fund AY 2018-19

RISD Global and Academic Affairs are pleased to announce the call for applications to the Global Engagement for Curricular Development Fund. The goal of the fund is to support full- and part-time faculty from all divisions in developing curriculum that seeks to engage students with specific geographies, traditions and heritages of making, and global issues facing our world today.

In Academic Year 2017-2018, the fund will support successful applicants to travel for the development of future, globally engaged on- or off-campus programs and courses. Particular interest will be paid to applications that seek to engage with the continent of Africa and South and Central America.

Full- and part-time faculty members are invited to submit an application to the fund. Support will cover all travel including: flights, accommodations, ground transportation, and networking.

The Dean Council in collaboration with RISD Global will review all proposals and make recommendation to the Provost for final approval.

Deadline for all proposals: Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

More information on the Call for proposal for RISD Global Engagement and Curricular Development Fund here


Academic Affairs Grants for Teaching, Research, and Curriculum Development

Academic Affairs would like to inform faculty that applications are now open for the Fall cycle of the internal professional and curriculum development funds, including:

Professional Development and Graduate Assistant Fund

New Faculty Research and Development Fund

Academic Enrichment and Kyobo Funds

……among many others.

Full details of the grant programs administered by Academic Affairs including full descriptions and deadlines for application can be found HERE


EXTERNAL (provided by RISD Research)

Current Research Opportunities:

Russell Sage Foundation Seeks Letters of Inquiry for Social Inequality Research

What: The foundation’s program on Social Inequality supports research on the social, economic, political, and labor market consequences of rising economic inequality in the United States and is seeking Letters of Inquiry from investigator-initiated research projects with the potential to broaden current understanding of the causes and consequences of rising economic inequality.

When:  Letters of Inquiry must be received no later than November 30, 2017. Upon review, select applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by March 5, 2018.

How much: Two-year grants of up to $150,000 will be awarded to qualified organizations.


Terra Foundation Offers Funding for American Art Exhibitions

What: In recognition of the importance of experiencing original works of art, the Terra Foundation for American Art supports exhibitions that enlarge the understanding and appreciation of historical American art made between 1500 and 1980.

When: Letters of Inquiry must be received no later than March 1, 2018. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal, which must be returned by May 15, 2018.

How much: In 2016, grants awarded to institutions ranged between $2,804-$350,000.



Artfully Reimagined Invites Submissions for Reimagine It Grants

What: Unconditional, non-matching awards are made directly to individual artists to help launch or support careers in the inspiring world of repurposed art.

When:  There is no deadline for mini-grant applications.

How much: Grant awards range between $100 and $500

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.


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GLOBAL (provided by RISD Global)

Open Call for the Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Greater China Research Grant 2017

Asia Art Archive announces a call for proposals for The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Greater China Research Grant. With support from The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation, the grant offers one-year fellowships to up to three individuals to study AAA’s Collection and develop historical research projects on topics relating to contemporary art in Mainland China, Taiwan, Macau, and Hong Kong.

With a panel of judges, including curators and scholars in the field, AAA will assess applicants based on their knowledge of contemporary art in the Greater China region, relevant experience in the field, proposed methodology, and feasibility of the proposed research.


Applicants are welcome to draw on AAA’s extensive collection of primary source documents from the Greater China region, and are encouraged to propose their own topics. Applicants can develop research proposals that explore specific periods of time, themes, or phenomena in contemporary art from a broad Chinese context.

Eligible Applicants
Postgraduates (including pre-doctoral fellows) with a research focus on contemporary art or Greater China studies, and independent scholars and writers with solid research and publication track records.

Project Completion
The selected projects are expected to begin in March 2018 and to complete by March 2019.

The top grantee will be required to submit interim reports updating AAA on his or her progress. Upon completion, the top grantee must submit to AAA all documents and original materials collected during the course of the project, a written paper, a complete bibliography, and an inventory of collected materials. The project will conclude with two public presentations by the grantee in 2019 (one at AAA in Hong Kong).

Runners-up will be required to submit a final paper and give a public presentation in Hong Kong or their relevant city.

Applicants are required to provide tentative timelines for the project.

AAA will award US$15,000 (approx. HK$120,000) to the top grantee. Budgets should allow for a two-month residency in Hong Kong; research trips to Mainland China, Taiwan, and/or Macau during the residency; and acquisition of new materials.

Up to two runners-up will be awarded US$5,000 (approx. HK$40,000) each for their research projects.

Applicants are required to provide line item budgets with their proposals.

Enquires & Proposal Submission
Please send enquiries and proposals to Asia Art Archive via with the following:

CV (academic history, relevant past projects, and at least two references)

Research project description (objectives, approach, and background)

Tentative timeline

Budget proposal

Applicants may be contacted for additional information.