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Applications for the 2018-2019 grant programs are now available for download, with an application postmark deadline of December 31, 2017. 

Founded under the auspices of the Harry G. C. Packard Collection Charitable Trust, the Center provides grants for Japanese and non-Japanese scholars of the arts of East Asia at advanced levels of achievement. Grants to non-Japanese scholars cover the categories listed below, with examples of typical projects.

Purchase of Library Materials - See LIBRARY GRANTS

Institutional Projects - See INSTITUTIONAL GRANTS

Advanced Research and Publication by Individual Scholars - See INDIVIDUAL GRANTS
•    Travel costs
•    Acquisition of photographs and other materials

Dissertation Research - See DOCTORAL GRANTS
•    For overseas travel and research for graduate students. Students must complete all requirements for the Ph.D. except the dissertation by March 1st prior to the grant period.

General Guidelines
Center grants are ordinarily intended as seed money for new projects or as supplements to other income. As the Center rarely provides full support of large-scale individual or institutional activities, applicants are urged to seek funding from other agencies as well. Grants to doctoral candidates ordinarily supplement other sources to a maximum (from all sources) of $22,000 for a single student, $27,000 for a couple.

Application Forms
To download an application, please click on the grant category for which you wish to apply on the menu bar at the top of the page.

Applications must be completed and postmarked by December 31.
Letters are mailed out announcing grant awards by April 15.
May 1 is the earliest date grant funds available.

Mailing Instructions
Applications, including the original and four copies, must be mailed to the Kyoto center and postmarked on or before December 31.
See contact for address.

Applications should be sent by regular postal delivery.

Further Inquiries:
Please consult the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for additional information, or contact the administrator.

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