CfA: Metropolitan Center for Far Eastern Art Studies grant program 2020/2021

Deadline: December 31, 2019

Founded under the auspices of the Harry G. C. Packard Collection Charitable Trust, the Metropolitan Center for Far Eastern Art Studies 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.

  • Advanced Research and Publication by Individual Scholars (Travel costs, Acquisition of photographs and other materials)
  • Institutional Projects (Meetings and symposia, Production costs associated with scholarly publications)
  • Purchase of Library Materials
  • Dissertation Research (Overseas travel and research for graduate students. Students must complete all requirements for the PhD except the dissertation by March 1 prior to the grant period.)

Metropolitan 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 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. For application forms and detailed instructions, visit the website, or contact Maiko Behr, Administrator, Non-Japanese Grant Award Program, at

Applications must be postmarked and mailed on or before December 31 to the following address:
Metropolitan Center for Far Eastern Art Studies
6-3 Okazaki Saishôji-chô
Sakyô-ku, Kyôto 606-8342

An original and four copies of application forms should be sent by regular postal delivery. Applications for the 2020-2021 grant programs will be accepted until the December 31, 2019 deadline. Awards will be announced about April 15, and available after May 1.

Announcement in pdf: [here]