In the Asian Studies Association of Australia, we pride ourselves in promoting young scholars as a key part of our activities as a professional association. For this reason, we support the attendance of postgraduate students at our biennial conferences, and the associated postgraduate workshops.

Our Postgraduate Conference Awards are supported by our endowment fund, managed by the Australian National University for the ASAA as the ASAA Presidents’ Fund. This year, we are offering 10 awards, for 10 postgraduate students to attend the 2020 ASAA Conference at the University of Melbourne on 6-9 July.

What the awards cover
The awards cover some of the costs of attending the postgraduate workshop as well as the conference. Each grant includes
• Early bird ASAA member registration fee for the awardee
• Accommodation for 4 nights for the awardee in accommodation to booked by the conference organiser and
• A ticket to the conference dinner for the awardee

Awardees’ home institutions will be expected to cover airfares and any other costs provided for by their internal award schemes supporting postgraduate mobility, research and/or networking.

Awardees will each be required to present a paper at the conference, and to attend the postgraduate workshop and conference dinner. All awards will be paid directly to the University of Melbourne, and not as cash grants to individuals.

All applicants for ASAA postgraduate awards must provide proof of their ASAA membership at the time they submit their applications. Applications by non-members will not be considered.
Deadline and submission instructions
The 2020 deadline is 10 December 2019 at 11:59pm EST.

All applicants must fill in an online application form. Click here to fill in the form.

The ASAA will establish a three-person selection committee nominated by the President, consisting of members of the ASAA Council. Awardees’ names will be announced by email to all ASAA members before the cut-off date for early bird conference registrations.

Applicants will be notified of the outcome via an email to all ASAA members on 20 January 2020 (before the early bird registration deadline of 31 January)