About The Cotsen Foundation for Academic Research

The Cotsen Foundation for Academic Research (CFAR) is a private Los Angeles based nonprofit organization that makes the renowned Cotsen Collection accessible to museums, scholars, and researchers. CFAR’s objective is to support innovative research, emerging scholarship, and museum endeavors that focus on the exploration and exhibition of objects in, or related to, the Cotsen Collection.

Mission Statement

The Cotsen Foundation for Academic Research (CFAR) is dedicated to expanding both public and scholarly knowledge of the arts. Through philanthropic giving, the Foundation encourages the intellectual pursuit of art-based research – particularly in the areas of textiles, ethnographic objects and ancient art.

Grant Program

CFAR is not accepting grant applications at this time.  Please check back or contact us after February 1, 2017.