Applications for the 2017-2018 Individual Grant Program will be accepted by the December 31, 2016, deadline.
Application forms for the current grant year can now be downloaded by clicking here: Word version
Advanced Research and Publication by Individual Scholars:
The Metropolitan Center supports projects that reflect advanced
scholarship and offer new insights into East Asian art. Applications
are judged on the art historical importance of a project and the
applicant’s record of professional accomplishment.
Grants to individual scholars are usually modest in scale, rarely cover
all the costs of a project, and customarily serve as seed money, or to
underwrite a discrete, clearly defined part of the whole. Please view
our list of recent individual grants for examples.
the Center rarely provides full support of large-scale individual
activities, applicants are urged to seek funding from other agencies
and to list such agencies in their applications. The Center reserves
the right to adjust its awards in the light of other contributions a
candidate may receive. Recipients of individual grants are requested to
acknowledge the Center’s support if a publication is part of the
grantee’s research project.
All applications must include a detailed account of research goals, collaborators, and a budget, including:
• Travel costs. Applications must include travel itinerary.
• Cost for acquisition of photographs and other materials.
Applications must list specific items, sources, and costs.
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 are available.
Applications, including the original and four copies, must be
postmarked and mailed to the Kyoto center on or before December 31.
See contact for address.
Applicants are encouraged to send submissions by regular postal delivery.
Please consult the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for additional information, or contact the administrator.
Recent Grant Recipients