RISD Managed Grants

RISD Careers offers these grants to students and alumni.

These are awards in which the RISD Career Center manages the process, provides support to applicants and awardees, and/or funds. Reach out to us for more information or assistance!

Funding for Internships

RISD Maharam STEAM Fellowship

Deadline?

Mid-February

Who can apply?       

Currently enrolled Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, Fifth Years, and Graduate Students.

How much?

$5,000

For what?

Supports unpaid internships in a not-for-profit organization where artists/designers are not usually found exploring the role of innovative, visually acute critical thinkers to solve problems and address public/social/community concerns. The work should connect to public policy in some way.

When?

Summer. The internship may take place the summer after graduation.

Where?

You name it!

Application Details

RISD Maharam STEAM Fellowship - Guidelines
RISD Maharam STEAM Fellowship - Website
RISD Maharam STEAM Fellowship - Application

RISD Parents Council Intern Scholarship

Deadline?       

Mid-March

Who can apply?

Currently enrolled undergraduate First Year, Sophomores, and Juniors.

How much?

$3,000

For what?

Supports unpaid or low-paid internships within the fine arts or which applies fine arts skills to design.

When?

Summer. Recipients must be returning to RISD in the fall after the internship.

Where?

You name it!

Application Details

RISD Parents Council Intern Scholarship - Guidelines
RISD Parents Council Intern Scholarship - Application

 

Textron Charitable Trust Fellowship

Deadline?

Mid-March

Who can apply?

Currently enrolled undergraduate First Year, Sophomores, and Juniors.

How much?

$3,000

For what?

Supports unpaid or low-paid internships that employs creative thinking to solve problems, drive economic development, or address social issues.

When?

Summer. Recipients must be returning to RISD in the fall after the internship.

Where?

You name it!

Application Details

Textron Charitable Trust Fellowship - Guidelines
Textron Charitable Trust Fellowship - Application

 

Funding for Residencies

Anderson Ranch Artist-In-Residence Program

Deadline?

Mid-February

Who can apply?

Currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students who will graduate by June.

How much?

Fully-funded by Anderson Ranch – $1,500. Includes residency fee, housing, studio space, meals.

For what?

Supports an intensive 10 week residency of uninterrupted studio time.

When?

Fall or Spring after graduation.

Where?

Snowmass, Colorado

Application Details

Anderson Ranch Artists-In-Residence Program - Guidelines
Anderson Ranch Artists-In-Residence Program - Website
Anderson Ranch Artists-In-Residence Program - Application

 

Monson Arts Summer Design Residencies

Deadline?

End of March

Who can apply?

Currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students who will graduate by June. (Alumni are also welcome to apply.)

How much?

Fully-funded by Monson Arts. Includes a $1,000 stipend, room and board, a private studio, and access to wood and metal working shops, plus digital fabrication equipment.

For what?

Supports an intensive month-long residency focused on developing prototypes and designs, and experimenting with materials.

When?

Summer – July and August

Where?

Monson, Maine

Application Details

Monson Arts Summer Design Residencies - Guidelines
Monson Arts Summer Design Residencies – Website
Monson Arts Summer Design Residencies – Application

 

Ox-Bow Summer Fellowship

Deadline?

Mid-January

Who can apply?

Current Juniors, Seniors, Fifth Years, and Graduate students who will be 21 at the start of the summer program.

How much?

Fully-funded by Ox-Bow. Includes residency fee, housing, studio space, meals, and a stipend.

For what?

Supports a 13 week artist-run community residency fellowship in which participants are both artists and staff member. 

When?

Summer

Where?

Saugatuck, Michigan

Application Details

Ox-Bow Summer Fellowship Award - Guidelines
Ox-Bow Summer Fellowship Fellowship Award - Website
Ox-Bow Summer Fellowship Fellowship Award - Application

 

Skowhegan Summer Residency Scholarship

Deadline?

Early January

Who can apply?

Undergraduates and graduate students who will be 21 at the start of the summer program. (Alumni are also welcome to apply, however students enrolled at the time of application take priority for this scholarship.)

How much?

Fully-funded by the RISD Career Center and Skowhegan – $6,000. Includes residency fee, housing, studio space, meals.

For what?

Supports an intensive 9 week residency of uninterrupted studio time.

When?

Summer

Where?

Madison, Maine

Application Details

Skowhegan Summer Residency - Guidelines
Skowhegan - Website

 

Funding to Support Your Project/Work

Fulbright U.S. Student Program Grant

Deadline?

The RISD deadline is mid to late August

Who can apply?

Juniors, Seniors, Fifth Years, and Graduate Students. (Recent alumni up to three years after graduation may apply through RISD.)  Must have bachelor degree before the start of the grant. Must be a U.S. citizen.

How much?

Airfare, health insurance, and monthly stipend which varies depending on country.

For what?

Supports a 9-12 month creative, independent project.

When?

Country dependent. Most begin late summer/early fall.

Where?

In 140+ countries

Application Details

RISD Fulbright

 

St. Botolph - Emerging Artists Award

Deadline?

Early February

Who can apply?

Seniors, Fifth Years, and Graduate Students. Must be from New England and/or live and practice in New England during the grant period.

How much?

$3,000

For what?

Unrestricted support for emerging New England artists.

When?

Between June and the following May.

Where?

New England

Application Details

St. Botolph Club Foundation - Guidelines
St. Botolph Club Foundation - Website
St. Botolph Club Foundation - Internal RISD Application

 

Windgate Fellowship

Deadline?

The RISD applicant deadline is early November; The Windgate nominee deadline is early February.

Who can apply?

Seniors who work in craft.

How much?

$15,000

For what?

Unrestricted support for emerging artists whose work is informed by craft processes, materials, and traditions.

When?

Between May and the following April (12 months).

Where?

You name it!

Application Details

Windgate Fellowship Award - Guidelines
Windgate Fellowship Award - Website
Windgate Fellowship Award - Application