The Metropolitan Center for Far Eastern Art Studies has reinstated all grant programs as of the 2016-2017 academic year.
Applications for the 2017-2018 grant programs are now available for download and completed applications will be accepted until the December 31, 2016 deadline.
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.
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
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.
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.
Please consult the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for additional information, or contact the administrator.
Recent Grant Recipients