RISD Research (11.01.16)

RISD Research

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Current Research Opportunities:

NSF’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (NSF EPSCoR) is pleased to announce an exciting new opportunity – the EPSCoR Research Fellows!

This opportunity is the fourth track within our Research Infrastructure Improvement (RII) program.  RII Track-4 provides opportunities for non-tenured investigators to further develop their individual research potential through extended collaborative visits to the nation’s premier private, governmental, or academic research centers.  Full details for RII Track-4 are available in the solicitation, NSF 17-509.  

Proposals are due February 28, 2017.

Informational webinars for RII Track-4 are planned 2:00 PM Eastern Standard Time on November 29, 2016 and November 30, 2016.


I-Park Foundation Accepting applications for Site-Responsive Art Residency & Biennale

What: The three-week art residency begins on Monday, May 15, 2017 and culminates with a public exhibition on June 4, 2017. All works for this program must be ephemeral in character.

When: Applications must be received by November 1, 2016.

How much: 10-12 artists will receive a stipend between $2,200 and $3,000 depending upon particular travel circumstances (see FAQ for details).


Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Invites Applications for Independent Film Tours

What: Six independent filmmakers will be selected to tour the mid-Atlantic region with their films with the aim of fostering greater understanding and appreciation of their work through direct audience engagement.

When: The application deadline is December 9, 2016.

How much: All travel expenses for the film tour are paid by MAAF. In addition, a $200 per diem for each calendar day the filmmaker is on tour will be provided by the foundation to cover accommodations, food, and miscellaneous travel costs, along with a $400 stipend from each host site/screening engagement.


Terra Summer Residency Fellowships in Giverny, France

What: The residency brings together doctoral scholars of American Art and emerging artists worldwide for a nine-week residential program in the historic village of Giverny, France.

When: The application deadline is January 15, 2017.

How much: In addition to a $5,000 stipend and a travel contribution of up to $500, fellows receive on-site lodging, use of working facilities, and lunches for the duration of the residency.


Jerome Foundation Invites Applications for Composer/Sound Artist Fellowships

What: Five unrestricted grants will be awarded to emerging composers and sound artists in Minnesota or New York City whose work demonstrates exceptional artistic merit and/or promise.

When: The application deadline is January 26, 2017

How much: 5 unrestricted grants of $20,000.

*Please note: Applicants must have been a continuous resident of Minnesota or one of the five boroughs of New York City for at least a year prior to application.


Ucross Foundation Accepting Applications for Fall 2017 Artist Residencies

What: Located in Sheridan, Wyoming, the residency program provides uninterrupted time, work space, and living accommodations to competitively selected visual artists, writers, and composers. Residencies vary in length from two weeks to six weeks.

When: Application deadlines are March 1, 2017 for Fall Session, which runs from August through the first Friday in December.

How much: The Ucross Foundation provides living accommodations, individual work space, and uninterrupted time to approximately 85 individuals each year.  



Contact Josephine Martell at jmartell@risd.edu to schedule a meeting to discuss grant funded research interests. For general questions about research or to discuss partnering with RISD, contact Daniel Hewett via dhewett@risd.edu.

RISD Research 11.01.16

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