Ghibli Museum's Foundation Offering Research Grants

posted on by Egan Loo
2-3 researchers chosen every year to receive 300,000 yen to study animation

Tokuma Kinen Animation Bunka Zaidan (The Tokuma Memorial Cultural Foundation for Animation), the organization that runs the Ghibli Museum in Mitaka, Japan, announced this year's program (PDF file) to support young researchers studying animation. The Animation Bunka Katsudō Shōrei Josei Seido (The Cultural Program for the Promotion of Animation) selects two to three researchers every year to offer academic and financial assistance. The deadline for this year's round of applicants is January 31.

The application (PDF file) is open to researchers affiliated with universities or other research institutions, as well as independent researchers. Research proposals in the theories, history, and production of animation are eligible for the program. Each recipient will receive up to 300,000 yen (about US$3,000). The sponsoring foundation posted the results of the program from two years ago.


Image © Museo d'Arte Ghibli
© 2008 The Tokuma Memorial Cultural Foundation for Animation

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