Grants FAQ

General

WHEN WILL YOU RELEASE YOUR NEW CALL FOR PROPOSALS?


At this time, we have no open call opportunities for funding. To receive notices of future funding opportunities, you can sign up on our mailing list

 

HOW DO I KNOW IF I AM ELIGIBLE FOR A GRANT?


All of the foundation’s grant guidelines are located on the How to Apply page. Please review them carefully to ensure you meet all eligibility requirements for any call for proposals.

 

ARE CURRENT GRANTEES ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR OPEN CALLS?


No. If you have an active grant with the foundation we ask that you abstain from responding to any open calls. 

 

IN PAST GRANT CYCLES THERE WERE OPPORTUNITIES THAT I NO LONGER SEE ARE ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS.  HOW CAN I APPLY FOR THOSE GRANTS?


Request for Proposals (RFPS) are the only method for applicants to actively seek support from the foundation. If you do not see an RFP for a grant program it means no new applications are being currently offered.  Please join the foundation’s mailing list or follow the foundation on Twitter and Facebook to learn about new opportunities.

 

I SEE YOU HAVE AN OPEN CALL FOR PROPOSALS, BUT I AM NOT ELIGIBLE. CAN I APPLY FOR A DIFFERENT GRANT OR SOMEHOW SHARE MY WORK WITH THE FOUNDATION?


No. Open calls listed on the How to Apply page are the only way to pursue support from the foundation. We are not able to respond to unsolicited request for support.

 

Artist As Activist Grant Program

ARE FULL-TIME UNIVERSITY FACULTY OR STUDENTS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY?  


While the current open call can resource full-time faculty, the opportunity is not available to full-time students.

 

I HAVE REVIEWED THE FAQS, GRANT GUIDELINES, APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS, AND BACKGROUND INFORMATION IN THE GRANTS SECTION, 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 grants@rauschenbergfoundation.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.

 

Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Archives Research Travel Fund

WHERE DO I ACCESS THE GUIDELINES?    


The links to the guidelines are available on the Grants: How To Apply, Grants: RFPs / Open Applications, and via direct link.

 

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?  


Information on the Foundation’s Archives holdings can be found by searching the Foundation’s archives collections and finding aids. See the Guide to Searching and Requesting Research Materials for more details.

 

HOW SHOULD ARCHIVES MATERIALS RELEVENT TO MY RESEARCH BE CITED ON THE APPLICATION?  


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 [link to PDF] for more details.

 

DO I NEED TO SUBMIT A BUDGET?  


The application for the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Archives Research Travel Fund does not require a budget and, if granted, minimal reporting will be required. Funds, ranging from $500-$2,500 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 2019?  


For planned research travel in 2019, applicants should apply during the next cycle of funding which will open early fall 2018. Please join the foundation’s mailing list or follow the foundation on Twitter and Facebook to receive the announcement when this opportunity opens.

 

HOW DOES THE ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG FOUNDTION ARCHIVES RESEARCH TRAVEL FUND DIFFER FROM THE ARTIST AS ACTIVIST: TRAVEL AND RESEARCH GRANT?


The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Archives Research Travel Fund provides partial support exclusively for research onsite at the Rauschenberg Foundation in New York and does not cover costs incurred for research at other institutions. The Artist as Activist: Travel and Research grant provides support for artists to travel and/or conduct research related to an activist aspect of their work, regardless of the location.

 

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 archives@rauschenbergfoundation.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.