ASAA Event Grant

ASAA Event Grant

ASAA Event Grant

The ASAA Event Grant funds workshops, symposia or conferences that will be of interest and value to other ASAA members and the broader scholarly community. In 2021, the ASAA funded four events to an amount of $2,500 per event for events that were scheduled in 2021-2022.

Applications for the 2023 round of the ASAA Event Grant are now closed. Successful applicants will be notified in due course. Applications for the 2024 round of the ASAA Event Grant will open in December 2023.

Overview of the Scheme

Applications will be open to ASAA members who wish to organise a workshop, symposium or conference that will be of interest and value to other ASAA members and the broader scholarly community. In considering the applications, the selection committee will assess whether the proposed event: 

  • Facilitates research-oriented networking;
  • Builds the skills of early career researchers;
  • Builds skills of postgraduate students;
  • Promotes the study of Asia;
  • Supports expertise in research on Asia;
  • Promotes the visibility of Asian Studies to new audiences;
  • Demonstrates value for money; and 
  • Identifies clear research outcomes that demonstrate the value of the event to the target community.

Advice on successfully applying for the ASAA Event Grant can be found here

Allowable expenses include expenses directly associated with running an event (e.g. event logistical/IT support, 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. 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 2023 otherwise it must be returned to ASAA.

Details of the Scheme

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

Applications will be open to ASAA members who wish to organise a workshop, symposium or conference that will be of interest and value to other ASAA members and the broader scholarly community. In considering the applications, the selection committee will assess whether the proposed event: 

  • Facilitates research-oriented networking;
  • Builds the skills of early career researchers;
  • Builds skills of postgraduate students;
  • Promotes the study of Asia;
  • Supports expertise in research on Asia;
  • Promotes the visibility of Asian Studies to new audiences;
  • Demonstrates value for money; and 
  • Identifies clear research outcomes that demonstrate the value of the event to the target community.

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

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.

Applications for the ASAA Event Grant are now open and will close on 1 February 2023.

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.

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