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Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Archives Research Travel Fund


Type: Awards, Grants, Fellowships [View all]
Posted by: Robert Rauschenberg Foundation
Deadline: Thu, December 14th, 2017

OVERVIEW

The ARCHIVES RESEARCH TRAVEL FUND provides partial support for costs related to travel expenses that individuals may incur in order to do research at the Rauschenberg Foundation and its Archives in New York City. 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 Travel Fund 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.

APPLICANT ELIGIBILITY

The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation (RRF) will provide one-time project-based support to scholars, academics, artists, and other researchers who can demonstrate a compelling need to use the archival materials onsite at the foundation and who may face financial barriers to visiting. To be eligible, applicants must:

• reside 50 miles or more away from RRF

• not have received a grant or other funding from RRF in the past 3 years

• be at the graduate level and above or equivalent The application is open to U.S.-based and international individuals. Please note, priority will be given to independent researchers and those with significant distance to travel. 

ELIGIBLE PROJECTS 

GRANT PURPOSES RRF is interested in supporting wide and diverse use of the Rauschenberg Archives. The Archives Research Travel Fund will provide partial support for research costs, expanding the range of individuals that are able to visit RRF for research purposes. Archives research travel period is from March 1 to December 14, 2018. Sample projects range from traditional to innovative:

• exhibition research

• publications, theses, and dissertations

• artists interested in being inspired by materials

• engineers focusing on art & technology

• performers interested in lighting and costuming

This list is by no mean exhaustive and creativity is encouraged.

TYPICAL EXPENSES

The Archives Research Travel Fund will provide partial support for research costs ranging from $500 - $2,500, depending on travel distance. Typical research periods range from a single day to a week and costs must be related to the time spent at the foundation. Examples of expenses include airfare, local transit, accommodations, and other travel-related overhead. Funds are provided as a stipend and a budget is not required. Minimal reporting will be required at the end of the research period.

SELECTION CRITERIA

Each proposal will be reviewed based on criteria listed below and completeness of application. Prior to decisions, RRF may contact applicant to solicit additional information or clarification. Applicants are notified of RRF’s decision by mid-February 2018. Application should include the following:

• Clear, well-described project narrative

• Proposed travel dates within eligible time period: March 1 – December 14, 2018

• Appropriate list of materials from Rauschenberg Foundation Archives (review the Foundation’s archives collections and finding aids to search for materials of interest. See the Guide to Searching and Requesting Research Materials for more details).

• Up-to-date curriculum vitae or resume (samples of previous work, website, publications, writings, digital projects, etc., are optional).

Priority will be given to:

• independent researchers for whom travel funding is not available from their home institutions

• applicant’s travel distance • projects that are well-formed, developed, and illustrate need for onsite archival research

• the project’s potential contribution to the researchers given field

• projects targeted for wide distribution or to under-represented audiences

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Applications will be accepted starting November 14, 2017, via online application portal Submittable.

https://rauschenbergfoundation.submittable.com/submit

Deadline to apply is December 14, 2017, 11:59pm EST.

Proposed travel must be between March 1 and December 14, 2018. Successful applicants will be notified by mid-February 2018. Funds will be distributed in the fiscal quarter before scheduled travel as a single stipend in April, July, and October 2018. (Example: travel in October 2018 will receive funds in July. Researchers traveling in March 2018 will receive funds after travel.)

The online portal application will request the following:

• Application Overview including: Name, Address and Country, Academic or Institutional affiliation (if applicable), Bio and Project Summary (50 words or less), Proposed Research Time Period, and Other Sources of Funding for the Project, if applicable.

• Project Narrative (1,000 words or less) including: definition of project, anticipated outcome including the project’s potential contribution to the researchers given field projects and projects targeted for wide distribution or to under-represented audiences.

• Appropriate list of materials from Rauschenberg Foundation Archives (review the Foundation’s archives collections and finding aids to search for materials of interest. See the Guide to Searching and Requesting Research Materials for more details).

• Curriculum Vitae or Resume

• Optional: links or uploads of previous work, website, publications, writings, digital projects, etc.

Learn more at Grants: Frequently Asked Questions.

https://www.rauschenbergfoundation.org/grants/grants-faq

Additional questions about the program and/or application can be directed to archives@rauschenbergfoundation.org. Staff will ensure a prompt response

 

 

 



Posted on Tue, November 21st, 2017
Expires on Thu, December 14th, 2017

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