RISD Research Update (04.18.17)

RISD Research

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Current Research Opportunities:


Vilcek Foundation Invites Applications for Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Architecture

What: The mission of the Vilcek Foundation is to raise public awareness of the outstanding contributions of foreign-born scientists and artists living and working in the United States. To that end, the foundation is accepting applications from architects and building professionals who demonstrate extraordinary talent, dedication, and potential to advance the field of architecture. The prizes are meant to facilitate future discovery and impact for promising architects and building arts professionals at a critical stage in their careers.

When: Application deadline is May 31, 2017.

How much: Three prizes of $50,000 each to young architects and building professionals.


J.M. Kaplan Fund Offers Grants to Nonprofit Publishers

What: Through its Furthermore program, the J.M. Kaplan Fund supports nonfiction book publishing about the urban experience; natural and historic resources; art, architecture, and design; cultural history; and civil liberties and other public issues.

When: Application deadline is September 1, 2017.

How much: Individual grants will range from $1,500 to approximately $15,000 and may be used to support writing, research, editing, design, indexing, photography, illustration, and/or printing and binding. Applicants must be a 501(c)(3) organization.


Kress Foundation Accepting Applications for Digital Resources Program

What: The Kress Foundation‘s Digital Resources program is intended to foster new forms of research and collaboration and new approaches to teaching and learning art history. To that end, grants will be awarded to support the digitization of important visual resources (especially art history photographic archives) in the area of pre-modern European art history and primary textual sources.

When: Application deadline is October 1, 2017.

How much: Grant amounts will be determined on a project-by-project basis. Past grants have ranged between $12,000 and $70,000.


Harpo Foundation Accepting Applications for Native American Artists Fellowships

What: The foundation is accepting applications for its Native American Fellowships at the Vermont Studio Center program.

When: Application deadline is February 15, 2018.


How much: Each year, the program awards two residency fellowships to Native American artists at the Vermont Studio Center, an historic artist colony located along the Gihon River in Johnson, Vermont, a village in the heart of the northern Green Mountains. Each one-month residency includes room and board, a private studio, and a $500 travel stipend.



Contact Daniel Hewett via dhewett@risd.edu.


RISD Research (04.18.17)

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