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Rubin x Research

Grant Program

What we support

We support scholarship and research into Himalayan art in academic, educational, and exhibition contexts. Priority is given to projects that will result in publication(s), media projects, exhibitions, or are part of larger projects with a high degree of visibility. Rubin x Research grants offer support of $2,500 to $25,000. 

We do not fund conferences, the cost of producing publications, infrastructural projects, for-profit projects, or exclusively contemporary art projects in this grant category. 



Individuals such as scholars, academics or curators affiliated with not-for-profit organizations, as well as not-for-profit organizations. 



Grants through this program are offered once yearly. The deadline for the first grant cycle is July 30, 2024. Grant proposals are reviewed by select Rubin staff and trustees, and additional art professionals/experts as needed and appropriate. The first round of grants will be awarded on or before September 15, 2024. 


How to apply 

To apply, please provide a summary (2,000 words maximum) of the project you’re seeking support for. The summary must contain:

  • Information about the individual and/or affiliated organization applying (include type of organization such as 501c3, government, private, individual, foreign charity)
  • Description of the scope, goals, and methodology of the project
  • Overall budget, including the duration of the project and how expenses are accounted for
  • Relevance and impact the project has on the field, with a particular focus on how the project broadens research and documentation of Himalayan art 

Applications should be sent to



For any questions in relation to Rubin grants, please contact us at


The Rubin Grants Program is supported by generous donations from the Museum’s Board of Trustees, individual donors, and members.