Funding: Grants for Ukiyo-e Research at Ota Memorial Museum of Art

As one of the preeminent museums specializing in ukiyo-e, the Ōta Memorial Museum of Art, in Shibuya, Tokyo, has been offering grants for budding ukiyo-e researchers for many years.

Eligibility: Anyone who is interested in ukiyo-e can apply for this grant.
Funds: up to 1,000,000 yen (100万円)
Deadline of submission: October 31, 2016

Application Procedure

Please send the application form according to the standard format by registered mail together with your resume or CV, outline of your research theme (1000 words maximum), and particulars of necessary expenses of research. The standard format can be downloaded from our web site. Though the application form in English is acceptable, writing in Japanese is better in order to understand your research theme more accurately. The papers will not be returned.

Office for Grant on Ukiyo-e Research
Ota Memorial Museum of Art
1-10-10 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku Tokyo 150-0001 JAPAN

*Winners will be notified in Feburary 2017.
*Grants will be presented to one or two winners (either individuals or groups) in March 2017.
*Within one year of receiving the grant, grantees should submit the results of the research to the museum. Grantees should put priority in publishing in the museum’s bulletin, over publishing that research elsewhere.

This same information can be found as a single-sheet flyer here. It can also be found on the museum’s website in English, and in Japanese, along with the Japanese-language version of the application form.

About Travis

I am a scholar of Japanese & Okinawan history with a particular interest in the history of arts and culture, and inter-Asia interactions, in the early modern period. I have been fortunate to enjoy the opportunity to live in Okinawa for six months in 2016-17, and in mainland Japan on multiple occasions, including from Sept 2019 to now.
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