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ASIFA-Hollywood Announces 2018 AEF Faculty Grants Program

Funds assist research, scholarly activity or creative projects in the field of animation.

BURBANK, CALIF. -- ASIFA-Hollywood and the Animation Educators Forum are accepting applications for the 2018 Faculty Grant program, designed to provide support for individuals or groups with reasonable expenditures associated with research, scholarly activity or creative projects in the field of animation.

Applications must be submitted online at before 11:59 p.m. PST on March 2. Recipients will be announced before April 9.

"Last year we were able to fund a travel grant to a medical illustration conference and a grant for a stop-motion short animated film -- both very worthy projects to help animation educators further their research and creative/scholarly work,” says Aubry Mintz of the animation educators’ steering committee for ASIFA-Hollywood. “We have doubled the budget for AEF Faculty Grants for 2018 to $10,000 and are excited to see some great proposals from animation educators worldwide.”

All ASIFA-Hollywood’s Animation Educators Forum members are eligible for Faculty Grants. To become an AEF member, simply send an email to (link sends e-mail) to request membership. There is no cost to become a member, but please include your resume or bio as proof of your full-time or adjunct faculty status.

Expenditures must occur for the year running from 2018 to 2019. Awards will range from $1,000 to a maximum of $10,000 per recipient. If you have any questions regarding the AEF Faculty Grant, please email (link sends e-mail).

Source: ASIFA-Hollywood

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