Archives Research Residency

Learn about our 2024 Researchers In Residence below.

The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Archives Research Residency is an opportunity for researchers and scholars interested in visiting the Rauschenberg Foundation and its Archives in New York City.  The program provides partial support for incurred costs related to travel and lodging expenses related to the visit.

The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Archives, consisting of Robert Rauschenberg’s personal papers and the records from his Florida and New York studios, is the most comprehensive body of information on the artist’s life and career. The Archives Research Residency supports continued scholarly and investigative use of these materials by supporting individuals that demonstrate a compelling need to use the archives and addressing financial barriers that may prohibit onsite access to the archives. In addition, the application is open to all individuals, thereby encouraging research opportunities that move beyond traditional art historical discourse.

Robert Rauschenberg in a room full of file cabinets and boxes, leaning on an open file cabinet drawer and looking off to the side.

Robert Rauschenberg at the Miami Herald, looking through photography archives for source material for Cover for Tropic, The Miami Herald (1979), published in an edition of 600,000, Miami, Florida, December 1979. Photo: Attributed to John Doman.

Learn about our current and past Researchers in Residence.

Download guidelines with information on eligibility, stipend amounts, application materials, and how to apply.

The open call for 2024 residencies is now closed. The next open call will be fall 2024 for residents in 2025.

Answers to frequently asked questions about the residency.