- 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)
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.
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 Fellowship winners receive $5000 AUD to assist PhD graduates to develop work for publication.
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. For the 2020 conference there are 10 awards available, applications close 10 December 2019, extended to 23 December 2019.
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.