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 Fellowship

Deadline?

Mid-February

Who can apply?       

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

How much?

$5,000

For what?

The Fellowship focuses on two of the most urgent issues of our time - social justice and sustainability - and will support projects that aspire to advance social progress and safeguard the environment.  The nature of the internship should explore the role of innovative, critical, creative thinkers to solve problems and demonstrate the various ways artists and designers can have a positive impact.  

When?

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

Where?

You name it!

Application Details

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

 
The Creative Group (TCG) Fellowship

Deadline?

Mid-March

Who can apply?

Currently enrolled undergraduate First Year, Sophomores, and Juniors.

How much? 

$3,000

For what?

Supports internships in graphic design, interactive design, digital marketing, and advertising that are unpaid, low-paid, or present financial challenges. 

When?

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

Where?

You name it!

Application Details

TCG Fellowship - Guidelines

TCG Fellowship - 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 internships which employ creative thinking to solve problems, drive economic development, or address social issues that are unpaid, low-paid, or present financial challenges. 

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?

The Fall following 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?

Early 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?

May, August, September, or October

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?

Ox-Bow is considering opening the next application cycle during Fall 2021 for the Summer 2022 program due to the COVID pandemic.

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 14 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?

The next application cycle will begin November 2021 for the summer 2022 program. Those applications will be due January 2022.

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?

Enrolled Seniors, Fifth Years, and Graduate Students, and recent alumni up to three years after graduation may apply through RISD. Students may begin the application process in their Junior year but can not submit an application until the fall of their Senior year. Applicants must have a bachelor degree before the start of the grant and 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-Lamar Fellowship

Deadline?

The RISD application deadline is early November; The Windgate-Lamar nominee application 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-Lamar Fellowship Award - Guidelines
Windgate- Lamar Fellowship Award - Website
Windgate-Lamar Fellowship Award - Application