Society of Presidential Fellows

Launched in 2019, the Society of Presidential Fellows program awards full-tuition funding and professional development opportunities to select graduate students for the duration of their studies at RISD.

The first of its kind, the fellowship program furthers RISD’s commitment to advanced study by supporting outstanding creative thinkers and makers from around the world, enriching a community of graduate students that makes vital contributions to our academic community.

Special programming and networking opportunities

In addition to receiving full fellowships for the duration of their studies, students will connect with thought leaders in art and design through special events and with alumni through dedicated mentors.

Eligibility and nomination

All applicants admitted into a graduate program for academic year 2020–21 will be considered for the fellowship. No additional application is required. Admitted applicants will be nominated by their academic department.