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Research & Strategic Partnerships

Fall 2020 information

Hours of operation: Monday–Friday, 8 am–5 pm

The RISD Research staff are working normal business hours remotely.

Preferred Zoom meeting scheduling is between 8 am–noon.

For scheduling or questions related to Partnered Projects, Grants, RISD Research, Executive Education or Center for Complexity please email:

RISD Research sustains the school’s culture of inquiry by offering a platform for research initiatives, providing opportunities for programming, training, and publication; and encouraging collaboration among students and faculty.

RISD recognizes that discovery and experimentation are critical for meaningful work in the arts and for realizing the significance of art and design in the world. The institution's focus on fine, design, and liberal arts, the excellence of its faculty and student body, and its compact size all facilitate diverse types of research and partnership that contribute new insight and advance practice through exploration of materials, techniques, contexts, and ideas.

RISD Research consists of the Office of the Associate Provost for Research and Strategic Partnerships, which supports faculty and students expanding their practice through external grants and partnership.