PURPOSE

The purpose of the Craft Research Fund is to advance, expand and support scholarship in United States.


2014 Craft Research Fund Panel (L-R): John Stuart Gordon, Catherine Whalen, Bibiana Obler

2014 Craft Research Fund Panel (L-R):
John Stuart Gordon, Catherine Whalen, Bibiana Obler

TYPES OF GRANTS WITHIN PROGRAM

 


GOALS

PAST CRF GRANTS

  • 2015 Craft Research Fund Grants
  • 2014 Craft Research Fund Travel Grants
  • 2015 Craft Research Fund Travel Grants
  • 2014 Craft Research Fund Grants
  • 2013 Craft Research Fund Grants
  • 2012 Craft Research Fund Grants
  • 2011 Craft Research Fund Grants
  • 2010 Craft Research Fund Grants
  • 2009 Craft Research Fund Grants
  • 2008 Craft Research Fund Grants
  • 2007 Craft Research Fund Grants
  • 2006 Craft Research Fund Grants
  • 2005 Craft Research Fund Grants
  • 2015 Craft Research Fund Grants

    The Craft Research Fund advances, expands and supports research about craft in the United States.

    GOALS
          – To support innovative research on critical issues in craft theory and history
          – To explore the inter-relationship among craft, art, design and contemporary culture
          – To foster new cross-disciplinary approaches to scholarship in the craft field in the United States
          – To advance investigation of neglected questions on craft history and criticism in the United States

    ELIGIBILITY
    Proposals are welcome from academic researchers, independent scholars and graduate students.  General overhead (indirect administrative expenses) is not eligible for university-based projects.  No capital equipment purchases are eligible for support. This grant program is not about the creation of artwork. 

    PROCESS
    Applications for the 2015 Craft Research Fund will open online May 4, 2015 in SlideRoom. Only online applications will be accepted. Please note there is a separate application for each category.

    To apply, click through to SlideRoom and choose your grant category: SlideRoom Portal.
    Please note, you are able to save and modify your work until you submit your application.
    For step-by-step instructions, please view SlideRoom’s Applicant Guide.

    EXHIBITION RESEARCH & PROJECT GRANT OVERVIEW

    Exhibition Research and Project Grants up to $15,000 will be awarded to support research projects relating to the goals of the Craft Research Fund.  Grant funds may be used for research related expenses such as travel, honoraria for contributors, salary for independent researchers, and/or support documentation such as images or rights to use images or text, as part of the research yet to be completed. The grant awards are not for the printing or dissemination of already completed research. 

    2015 Exhibition Research and Project Grant Schedule

    May 4, 2015: Applications available in SlideRoom

    October 9, 2015: Application deadline (11:59pm EST)

    Funding cycle for 2015 awards (18 month cycle): March 2016 – August 2017

     

    GRADUATE RESEARCH GRANT OVERVIEW

    Graduate Research Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded to support research for a Master’s thesis or dissertation relating to craft in the United States by students enrolled in a graduate program at any accredited college or university. No capital equipment purchases, tuition or living expenses are eligible for support.  This category is not for PhD dissertations, PhD candidates are welcome to apply in the Project Grant category.

    2015 Graduate Research Grant Schedule

    May 4, 2015: Applications available in SlideRoom

    October 9, 2015: Application Deadline (11:59pm EST)

    Funding cycle for 2015 awards (6 month cycle): March 2016 – August 2016*

    *Please note the funding cycle for Graduate Grants has changed from an 18-month cycle to a 6-month funding cycle.

     

    TRAVEL GRANT OVERVIEW

    Grants of up to $500 will be awarded to scholars invited to present craft-focused papers at any scholarly conference. Applications will be accepted year-round in SlideRoom for bi-annual review.

    2015 Travel Grant Schedule

    April 30, 2015 (11:59pm EST): Spring deadline

    October 30, 2015 (11:59pm EST): Fall deadline

     

    The Craft Research Fund program is administered by The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design and supported by the Windgate Fund at the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina.

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