New Internal, External, and Global Grant Opportunities



Academic Affairs Grants for Teaching, Research, and Curriculum Development

Academic Affairs would like to inform faculty that applications are now closed for the Fall cycle of the internal professional and curriculum development funds.

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:


RISD Research

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Current Research Opportunities:

Delmas Foundation Accepting Applications for Venetian Research Program

What: The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation is accepting applications from individual scholars for its Venetian Research Program. Through the annual program, the foundation awards travel grants over an academic year to individual scholars in support of historical research on Venice and the former Venetian empire, and for the study of contemporary Venetian society and culture. Disciplines of the humanities and social sciences are eligible areas of study, including but not limited to archaeology, architecture, art, bibliography, economics, history, history of science, law, literature, music, political science, religion, and theater.

When: Applications are due by December 15, 2017.

How much: Travel grants of up to $20,000.

Kauffman Foundation Seeks Nominations for 2018 Junior Faculty Fellowship in Entrepreneurship Research

What: The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation is seeking nominations for its Kauffman Junior Faculty Fellowship in Entrepreneurship Research, which was established in 2008 to recognize tenured or tenure-track junior faculty members who are beginning to establish a record of scholarship and who exhibit the potential to make significant contributions to the body of research in the field of entrepreneurship.

When: Nominations are due by January 16, 2018, and nominees have until March 12, 2018 to submit their applications.

How much: Each fellow’s university will receive a grant of $35,000 over two to three years to support the research activities of the fellow.

Craft Emergency Relief Fund Accepting Applications From Craftspeople in Need

What: The Craft Emergency Relief Fund is a national nonprofit organization that provides loans and awards small grants to professional craftspeople who have experienced a career-threatening illness, accident, fire, theft, or natural disaster.

When: There are no deadlines, applications are accepted year-round.

How much: Small grants or loans of up to $9,000.



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GLOBAL (provided by RISD Global)


CfP: Temes de Disseny: New Issue Dedicated to Design and Materials

Temes de Disseny is a scientific publication born from the research anxiety and vocation of ELISAVA. Annually and since 1986, the centre makes the magazine available for the readers. The magazine addresses from an analytical perspective a great variety of subjects related to design’s connection with fields such as culture, communication, technology or economy from an analytical perspective.

The 34th issue of Temes de Disseny (TdD), which focuses on ‘Material interactions in the human-made milieu‘, aims to bring experts from different disciplines to share their knowledge about design and materials, and how they think these can help us to understand our society and to deal with today’s global challenges.

This new issue of TdD aims to be the first step towards transforming this journal in an open access, peer reviewed, indexed journal that locals and foreign designers can use to share their knowledge at an international level. We call for papers (original journal articles, state-of-art reviews or design case studies) to gather knowledge regarding the following generic topics:

materials and knowledge: How can we learn though materials? How can materials generate new knowledge? How can materials be used by students to learn?


materials and society: How did material influence our societies and cultures? How will materials influence our communities?


materials and language: How do materials affect meaning? How do materials and their properties affect our perception of products that surround us?


materials, sustainability and circular economy: How do materials influence our new sustainable business models, such as the circular economy? How important are the materials for the sustainability of our future societies?


materials and technology: Which are the new and future materials related technologies that will help the innovation driven design processes? How can material and technologies help design processes?


materials and design processes: Which are the new methods and theories that mix materials and the design process?

Do you want to participate with an article?

Authors who aim to submit their manuscript should select a generic topic of this TdD special issue and send a brief abstract proposal (400 words maximum) to before November 29th, 2017. On December 4th, authors will be confirmed. They must submit their manuscript before March 16th, 2018.

Please find all the information about the special number, calendar and requirements in the Call for Authors and Guide for Authors, in the links below.

ELISAVA guarantees a wide diffusion of the content and the possibility of reaching academic agreements between the researcher and the center. If researchers want to receive more information or have any doubt about the publication, please contact with us sending an email to