The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, those responsible for the Oscars, sent a flyer in the mail (how analog, right?) announcing the 2012 Academy Film Scholar Program.
To stimulate and support new and significant works of film scholarship, the Academy Film Scholars program awards grants of $25,000 to two individuals each year. Established scholars, writers and historians are awarded grants to research topics that may include cultural, educational, historical, theoretical or scientific aspects of theatrical motion pictures.
The 2012 application is now available, and the deadline for submissions is 11:59 PM (PST) on October 1, 2012.