Open Call: 2024 Archives Research Residency

Robert Rauschenberg with Jasper Johns, John Cage, Bob Cato, and others, New York, ca. 1955. Photo: Jerry Schatzberg

Open Call: 2024 Archives Research Residency

The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation is pleased to announce the open call for applications to the fourth annual Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Archives Research Residency, a one- to three-week research intensive at the Rauschenberg Foundation and its Archives located in New York City. The program provides partial support for costs related to accommodations, travel and living expenses that scholars may incur.

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.  In addition, the archives holds unique materials on arts organizations, art movements, and collaborations in which Rauschenberg was involved.  

Scholars, academics, artists, as well as non-traditional researchers are encouraged to apply. To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Demonstrate a compelling need to use the archival material onsite at the Foundation;
  • Not have received a grant or other funding from the Foundation in the past 3 years; and
  • Be at the graduate level and above.

All individuals eligible to travel in the United States are invited to apply. Priority will be given to independent researchers or those affiliated with institutions with limited resources. Present and former staff and consultants are ineligible. Ineligible individuals or those not selected are welcome to request research appointments independently.

Eligible travel dates are between April 4 – December 13, 2024. Please note, this residency does not include housing.

Applications are open October 2, 2023 to the November 10, 2023 deadline. Download the Guidelines for information on eligible projects, selection criteria, stipend amounts, and how to apply. Learn more about the Archives Research Residency.