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Academy Film Scholars Grants

Grants to USA, Canada, and International
Individuals for Film Study Research Projects

GrantWatch ID#: 177172
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Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences


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Grants of $25,000 to USA, Canada, and International recognized individuals for projects that explore new aspects of film and the film industry. Priority will go to projects that address underrepresented topics within the field. Projects should investigate cultural, historical, educational, scientific, or theoretical aspects of theatrical motion pictures.

Proposed works may be books, multimedia presentations, curatorial projects, interactive DVDs, or Internet sites.

Through the Grants program, the Academy seeks to:

- Promote diversity
- Bridge the opportunity divide
- Attract and engage broad new audiences for theatrical motion pictures
- Provide a platform for underrepresented artists, the full range of film genres, and a variety of viewpoints and approaches
- Encourage filmmaking as a vocation
- Illuminate less visible aspects of filmmaking and the film industry through scholarly research, presentations and discussions



Two $25,000 grants are awarded each year.

- Applicants must be established scholars, writers, historians or researchers possessing either a significant record of achievement, or exceptional promise and demonstrated accomplishments in his or her field.
- Applicants must have written and published at least one book of scholarship prior to applying.
- Each applicant must propose a new work in the English language encompassing some aspect of theatrical motion picture art, science, commerce, history or theory. Those examining elements of the film industry that have been underrepresented in the canon of film scholarship will be given priority. Works solely exploring television, video or other media arts are not eligible.

Academy Film Scholars grants do not fund:

- Individuals who are actively pursuing degrees at a college or university
- Members, employees and associates of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (or its affiliated organizations), or their immediate families
- Film, television or video productions

All applicants will be notified (via e-mail) of their proposal status in April 2017.

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