Archives Research Residency FAQs
HOW CAN I APPLY FOR THE ROBERT RAUCHENBERG FOUNDATION ARCHIVES RESEARCH RESIDENCY? WHERE DO I ACCESS THE GUIDELINES?
Due to the effects of COVID-19, it is anticipated the next open call will be in the fall of 2021 for travel in 2022. More information, including eligible projects, selection criteria, link to past guidelines, and how to apply, can be found in on the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Archives Research Residency page.
ARE FACULTY, STUDENTS, ARTISTS, CURATORS, ENGINEERS, DANCERS, ETC. ELIGIBLE TO APPLY?
Yes! The application is open to all that can make a compelling need to use the archival materials onsite at the Rauschenberg Foundation as long as the applicant:
- Resides more than 50 miles away from the Foundation;
- Has not received a grant or other funding from the Foundation in the past 3 years; and
- Is at the graduate level, professional, or above, or equivalent.
IS THE APPLICATION OPEN TO INTERNATIONAL INDIVIDUALS?
Yes! The application is open internationally. However, international recipients are responsible for assuring they can travel legally in the United States. The Foundation is unable to sponsor VISAs or other travel documents.
HOW DO I ACCESS INFORMATION ON MATERIALS AVAILABLE TO RESEARCH IN THE FOUNDATION ARCHIVES AND HOW SHOULD THEY BE CITED IN THE APPLICATION?
Information on the Foundation’s Archives holdings can be found by searching the Foundation’s archives collections and finding aids. Citations should include collection title and number, box or item number, and the brief description of the material. See the Guide to Searching and Requesting Research Materials for more details.
DO I NEED TO SUBMIT A BUDGET?
The application for the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Archives Research Residency does not require a budget and, if granted, minimal reporting will be required. Funds, ranging from $500-$3,000 depending on travel distance, will be given as a stipend and are typically used for airfare, accommodations, local transit, and meals.
WHAT IF I WANT TO APPLY FOR TRAVEL IN 2023 OR AFTER?
Please join the foundation’s mailing list or follow the foundation on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook to receive the announcement when this opportunity opens.
HOW DOES THE ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG FOUNDATION ARCHIVES RESEARCH RESIDENCY DIFFER FROM THE RAUSCHENBERG RESIDENCY IN CAPTIVA?
The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Archives Research Residency and the Rauschenberg Residency in Captiva are independent programs. The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Archives Research Residency provides partial support exclusively for research onsite at the Rauschenberg Foundation in New York and does not provide housing or space to create work. Rauschenberg Residency in Captiva hosts artists of all disciplines from around the world to live, work, and create at Robert Rauschenberg’s former property on Captiva Island, Florida. Participation in one residency does not include participation in the other.
I HAVE REVIEWED THE FAQS, GRANT GUIDELINES, AND APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS BUT I DO NOT SEE THE ANSWER TO MY QUESTION. IS THERE SOMEONE WHO CAN ASSIST ME?
If, after exhausting these materials and reading the grant guidelines, your inquiry is still unresolved, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Program staff will do their best to get back to you in a timely manner. Due to the volume of inquiries, please do not call the foundation.