Archives Research Residency

Learn about the 2020-2021 residents in the Residents link 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.

In its second year, this program, formerly named the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Archives Research Travel Fund, was renamed to the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Archives Research Residency to reflects the recipients’ integration into the Foundation which includes one- to two-week onsite research intensives and regular interactions with Foundation-wide staff.

In response to COVID-19, the next open call is anticipated to be announced in the late fall 2021 for travel in 2022.


Robert Rauschenberg Sorting through the photography archives at the Miami Herald
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 in Miami, December 1979. Photo: Attributed to John Doman