Applications for the 2022 Award are now open

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 2022 conference there are 10 awards available, applications will close 21 January 2022

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 2022 ASAA Conference at Monash University from 5-8 July, 2022.

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 (all participants)
• Accommodation for 4 nights for the awardee (for those attending in person) and
• A ticket to the conference dinner for the awardee (for those attending in person)

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 may elect to attend the conference online when they submit their application.

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 Monash University, 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 2022 deadline is 21 January 2022 at 11:59pm EST.

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 4 March 2022 (before the early bird registration deadline of 28 March).

Our Postgraduate Conference Awards are supported by our endowment fund, managed by the Australian National University for the ASAA as the ASAA Presidents’ Fund.

You must be a member of the ASAA to apply for the Postgraduate Conference Award. Please log in to the website to begin/submit your application.