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:


Kendal Charitable Funds Accepting Applications for Promising Innovations

What: Through its Promising Innovations program, Kendal will award grants in support of programs that respond to challenges of aging individuals in rural places.

When: LOI deadline is June 13, 2016.

How much: Grants up to $25,000.


 J.M. Kaplan Fund Offers Grants to Nonprofit Publishers

What: Grants to support nonfiction book publishing about the urban experience; natural and historic resources; art, architecture, and design; cultural history; and civil liberties and other public issues. Fund may be used to support writing, research, editing, design, indexing, photography, illustration, and/or printing and binding.

When: Deadline is Sept 1, 2016.

How much: Grants range from $1,500 to $15,000.


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 05/03/16

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