Grants & Awards
Grants, Prizes & Awards
The ASAA funds the following prizes, awards and grants:
- John Legge Prize for best thesis in Asian Studies (annual)
- ASAA Event Funding Scheme (biennial)
- Wang Gungwu Prize for best Asian Studies Review Article (annual)
- ASAA Postdoctoral Writing Grant (biennial)
- Postgraduate Conference Awards (biennial)
- Early Career and Mid-Career Book Prizes (biennial)
- Reid Prize for the most significant book contributing to the understanding of Asia
John Legge Prize for best thesis in Asian Studies
Prize winners receive $2,000 AUD, an award certificate, and priority consideration for publication in one of the ASAA book series. Runner-up Prize winners receive $1,000 AUD and an award certificate.
Wang Gungwu Prize for best Asian Studies Review Article
A Wang Gungwu Prize selection panel drawn from members of the ASAA Council and Executive selects a winner each year. Prize winners receive $1500 AUD and their article is free to access from Taylor and Francis. Prior to 2013 the prize was known as the ‘Best ASR Article Prize’. The Prize was renamed in honour of Professor Wang Gungwu, the distinguished historian who has contributed enormously to scholarship not only in Australia but also in Malaysia, Hong Kong and Singapore. He was also a key person behind the formation of the ASAA in 1976 and has served as its President.
Early Career and Mid-Career Book Prizes
These prizes are intended to recognise the outstanding work of early career and mid-career scholars working on Asia or Australia’s relationship with Asia. The winner of each prize will receive $1,000. There may be an honorable mention for the runners up.