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.


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.


Ethics in Making

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

CIT 202


Exhibition and Performance

Monday, March 14, 11:30am- 1:00pm

CIT 202


Current Research Opportunities:

Aaron Siskind Foundation Invites Applications for 2016 Individual Photographer’s Fellowships

What: A limited number of grants will be awarded to artists/photographers who demonstrate a serious commitment to photography and are professionally active in the field.

When: Application deadline is May 30, 2016 at 11:59pm Eastern Time

How much: Up to $10,000 for each fellowship.


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

What: Grants will be awarded to local and national projects designed to improve the quality of life for older Americans.

When: please submit LOI at least six weeks prior to the application deadline, which is March 25th, 2016 for May 1, 2016 deadline.

How much: Budget sample indicated $135,000 total for grant.


BRIC Accepting Applications for Visual Artist Residencies

What: Up to three individual artists will receive an honorarium and studio work space in Brooklyn.

When: Application Deadline: Midnight on Mar 14, 2016

How much: Each artist in residence will receive $500 for materials. No other honoraria or artists fees are offered.


National Storytelling Network Seeks Applications for Brimstone Award

What: Grants will be awarded in support of storytelling projects that are service-oriented, based in a community or organization, and are replicable in other places and situations.

When: Preliminary proposal deadline: April 28, 2016.

How much: $5000 per grant.


The National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council seeks grant proposals that will address strategies in the National Ten Year Urban Forestry Action Plan

What: Government grants for program development, study, and collaboration that will address strategies in the National Ten Year Urban Forestry Action Plan (2016-2026).

When: Applications are due June 17, 2016.

How much: $75,000 to $300,000 per grant, estimated total program funding: $900,000.



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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