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Film Professor Rob Ribera Awarded Grant
Author: School of Film
Posted: July 1, 2019

The International Animated Film Society/ASIFA-Hollywood’s Animation Educators Forum has awarded its Third Annual Faculty Grants to Cheryl Briggs (University of Central Florida), Patricia Galvis y Assmus (University of Massachusetts—Amhurst), Joshua Mosley (University of Pennsylvania), Robert Ribera (Portland State University) and Colin Williamson (Pace University). The competition for the Grants, “designed to provide support for individuals or groups with reasonable expenditures associated with research, scholarly activity or creative projects in the field of animation,” is open to both full- and part-time teachers at accredited post-secondary institutions around the world.
Applicants for this year’s awards came from educators in Australia, Brazil, China, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States. Their proposals covered a variety of original animated projects, scholarly efforts and conference travel requests.

Robert Ribera, from Portland State University, Portland, Oregon, was given an award to help finance a research trip to gather material on Walt Disney World War II propaganda and educational shorts from governmental archives.