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.


Upcoming Events:

Fashion Revolution at RISD and Brown University

April 22 – April 24


Friday April 22

Screening of UNRAVEL & THE TRUE COST documentaries.

With a presentation from former head of RISD Apparel, Meg DeCubellis on researching Rag Pickers in India and Apparel Senior student, Chris Mena, present his collection as a runway walk.

RISD Chace Center. 20 North Main Street, Providence, RI.



Sunday, April 24

FRD student ambassadors of Brown and RISD are planning a Clothing Swish.

Brown University Granoff Center. Providence, RI.



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.


April 19th, 2016


CIT 202


April 26th, 2016


CIT 202

Bio + Tech

April 27th, 2016


CIT 202


Current Research Opportunities:

Harpo Foundation Invites Applications for Visual Artists Program

What: Grants will be awarded to under-recognized visual artists age 21 or older.

When: Deadline is May 4, 2016.

How much: Grants up to $10,000.


Rubin Foundation Accepting Applications for Social Justice Arts Projects

What: Grants will be awarded to arts and cultural organizations in support of projects that embody ethical artistic practice and broaden access to the arts in the five boroughs of New York City.

When: Deadline is September 15, 2016.

How much: Grants up to $100,000.


Kress Foundation Accepting Proposals for Conservation Grants

What: Grants will be awarded to projects that create and disseminate specialized knowledge, with a focus on art conservation, scholarly publications, and/or technical and scientific studies.

When: Deadline is October 1, 2016.

How much: Not specified, however grants up to $100,000 were given in 2014.



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.

RISD Research NL (04/19/16)

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