The ASAA funds the following prizes, awards and grants.

John Legge Prize for best thesis in Asian Studies

Prize winners receive  $2,000 AUD cheque, 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.

ASAA Event Funding Scheme

Every two years, the ASAA funds up to two workshops, symposia or conferences. In 2021 grants are worth up to $2,500 AUD each, and no in-person events will be considered.

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 cheque 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.

ASAA Postdoctoral Writing Grant

(formerly the ASAA Postdoctoral Fellowship)

Post-Doctoral Writing Grant winners receive $5000 AUD to assist PhD graduates to develop work for publication.

Postgraduate Conference Awards

In the Asian Studies Association of Australia, we pride ourselves on 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.

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.