RISD Research

RISD Research

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.

Current Research Opportunities:

Call for proposals to exhibit in RISD’s Gallery 55 for a summer 2016 show on Wildlife Trading and Conservation

What: Creature Conserve, Rhode Island School of Design (Division of Liberal Arts and Department of Illustration), and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) invite RISD faculty, alumni, students and other members of the RISD Community to submit proposals for a gallery show, “Wildlife: Trading and Conservation.”

When: Proposals are due April 1, 2016, artwork due (in gallery) July 4, 2016.

How much: This is a unique opportunity for artists to learn about the ways wildlife trade impacts a particular animal species, via initial self-directed research and in collaboration with scientists and wildlife experts, including IFAW staff.

Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Accepting Fellowship Applications From Artists and Scholars

What: The annual fellowship program seeks to further the development of scholars and artists by helping them engage in research and creation in any field of knowledge or artistic discipline, except the performing arts

When: For the United States and Canada competition, the deadline is September 18, 2016.

How much: Grant amounts vary, and the foundation does not guarantee it will fully fund any project. Fellowships provide grants to selected individuals over a period ranging between six and twelve months. Approximately 200 Fellowships are awarded each year.

The Innovate Rhode Island Small Business Fund Internship Grant Program seeks applications for students/recent graduates

What: Internship grants to assist companies in the life sciences and engineering sectors defray the costs of providing student internships and mentoring to eligible Rhode Island residents attending a college or university in Rhode Island.

When: Applications are due June 30, 2016 at 4:30 PM ET.

How much: Internship grants up to $3,000.


Research Topic Discussion Lunches:

A series of gatherings for faculty to meet to discuss topics of common interest. Learn about current faculty activity, exchange insights, imagine new projects, and find support for your own work. Lunch provided; all are welcome.


Bio+Tech: The Human-Nature Connection

March 4th, 11:30am- 1:00pm

CIT 202


Ethics in Making

March 8th, 11:30am- 1:00pm

CIT 202


Exhibition and Performance

March 11 11:30am- 1:00pm

CIT 202


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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