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Sam Fox School Research Office

The Sam Fox School Research Office serves as a catalyst, facilitator, sponsor, and incubator of student and faculty creative initiatives and research projects to generate new knowledge, encourage entrepreneurship, and promote interdisciplinary collaborations in architecture, design, and the visual arts. The office has worked with faculty and students across the School to define projects, seek funding, and identify internal and external partnerships.

Research News

Grant Opportunities

Sam Fox School faculty and students interested in submitting grant proposals should notify Chad Henry, who can offer assistance with the development of your proposal and will broadly coordinate School submissions.

Before applying for funding, faculty are asked to submit this Sponsored Activity Form at least one month before any applications or pre-commitments are made.

Art, Architecture, and Design Funding Opportunities and Education

In conjunction with the WashU Libraries system, the Sam Fox School Research Office is developing an internal website to help with art, architecture, and design funding opportunities and education. This website is designed to grow over time, but currently includes links and databases of opportunities. The “Tags” tab has a full list we are developing. Please contribute if you have additional opportunities to share with the community.

Research Gateway

If you are thinking about pursuing a research project, please reference the Research Gateway. This site is the largest source of information about University policies and procedures for research and creative activity. It also includes helpful information for planning and pursuing external funding. In addition, we are developing a list of education resources for the design and visual arts community that can be accessed through the Art & Architecture Library link below.

Please contact Chad Henry ( before seeking funding, or if you have any questions regarding University research.

External support

We welcome the opportunity for individuals, corporations, or foundations to sponsor specific research initiatives or creative activity, or to sponsor a class, faculty project, or research question. Please contact Chad Henry to discuss.

The Sam Fox School Research Office continues to work with all research support entities at Washington University to further the value of design and the visual arts in all of our collaborations. Defining projects or research goals and building relationships both within the University community and beyond is one of our long-term strategic goals. Our core mission is to further research and creative activity through external funding support and collaborative engagements.