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Applications for the 2018-2019 Individual Grant Program will be accepted with an application postmark deadline of December 31, 2017.

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.

General Instructions
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.

As 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.

Additional Information
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.

Mailing Instructions
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.

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

Recent Grant Recipients