search/admin/spider_custom.php search/search.php fellowship_survey/survey.php Fellow Follow-up Survey Details - RICHARD MELLOTT

DF (1976)

Fellow Information:
First Name
RICHARD
Middle Name
Lee
Last Name
MELLOTT
Sex
Male
Organization
Retired
Title
Museum Curator, retired
Contact Address:
Address Type
Home
Address 1
2 Heather Way
Address 2 (optional)
 
City
Larkspur
State
CA
Zip Code
94939
Country
United States
Telephone
415-
Email
rmellott@earthlink.net
*Survey URL
http://www.jfny.org/fellowship_survey/survey.php?id=3903&sid=84631eb6545638db6e132daabf843591
Questions:
1. Are you enaged in Japanese Studies?

Answer: C. Yes, I am engaged in Japanese Studies personally, but not at an institution or organization.

Field of Study: Art History

2. Please describe what you are currently doing. (If you have your own website or any relevant site, provide its URL.)

Answer: Continue to do research on Japanese ceramics and textiles for my own amusement.

3. Where did you acquire your most advanced Japanese language training for your research?

Answer: A. I learned it at a university. (UC Berkeley, Harvard)

4. Have you ever participated in the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme?

Answer: NO

5. Have you earned a doctoral degree?

Answer: NO

Optional Inquiry:
1. Please describe briefly how the Japan Foundation Fellowship experience influenced your career.

Answer: Enabled me to live in Japan for four ++ years, to do preliminary research on dissertation topic (First Glazed Ceramics of Japan; the Sanage Story) and to write several chapters. Also, gave me security to live on the economy and to learn many, many things about Japan.

2. The Japan Foundation is planning to create a network or forum among past Japan Foundation fellows. Please let us know if you have any suggestions in terms of themes, format, etc.

Answer: I'd suggest you provide the opportunity for new grant recipients to contact "former" fellows to obtain suggestions and information about proposed topic research institutions and scholars. Most past fellows maintain contact with a wide range of Japanese colleagues that could provide help to new grantees.