For the 2021 round, the ASAA funded four events, to an amount capped at $2,500 per event, for events scheduled in 2021-2022.

The 2023 round will be announced in early 2023.

Only applications from current financial members of the ASAA will be considered.

Overview of the Scheme

Applications will be open to ASAA members who wish to organise an online workshop, symposium or conference that will be of interest and value to other ASAA members and the broader scholarly community. The ASAA will consider activities which:

  • Facilitate research-oriented networking;
  • Build the skills of Early Career Researchers (ECRs) and postgraduate students;
  • Advance the primary goal of the ASAA, namely to promote interest and expertise in the study of Asia; and/or
  • Support collaboration between scholars and universities to generate growth and visibility for Asian Studies.

Allowable expenses include: expenses directly running an online event  (e.g. event logistical/IT support, online hosting fees), honorariums to speakers, event promotion, and expenses that support publication outcomes from the event.

The ASAA Event Grant will not fund research projects. No in-person events will be considered. The ASAA reserves the right to fund successful applications to a total less than the amount requested by the applicant(s).

Where registration fees are charged for participation in a funded event, there should be a reduced fee for ASAA members, and fee structures should provide an incentive to participating non-members to join the ASAA.

All funded events should acknowledge the support of the ASAA in all their publicity and reporting materials. The event grant applicant/application team should provide a report, consisting of not more than a single A4 page, to the ASAA within one month of completing the funded event. Funding must be spent prior to 31 December during the funding period (current round December 2022) otherwise it must be returned to ASAA.

Administration of The Scheme

The ASAA Executive will appoint a small committee of ASAA Council members (3-5 people) to review applications on their merits. In assessing proposals, attention will be given to the overall integrity of the proposal in terms of the criteria set out below, including the soundness of the budget and its justification.

Other Details

Grants will only be advanced to, and must be acquitted by, a university research office. This scheme qualifies as Category 3 external research funding.

We encourage applicants to submit publications generated from their funded events to the ASAA journal, Asian Studies Review.