Event Funding Scheme: Call for Applications
The funding round for events planned in 2013 closed in 2012.
Overview of the Scheme
Applications are 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. The ASAA will consider activities which:
- 1. Facilitate research-oriented networking;
- 2. Build the skills of Early Career Researchers (ECRs) and postgraduate students; and
- 3. Advance the primary goal of the ASAA, namely to promote interest and expertise in the study of Asia.
One round of funding will be disbursed every two years, in the year of the ASAA Biennial Conference, subject to the availability of funds. The total sum available for the Scheme will be advised by the Treasurer before every round, and the ASAA Council will determine the maximum sum available per grant, calculated in proportion to the total sum available. All funds should normally be spent in the calendar year after they are awarded, so that funded events are held in alternate years to the ASAA Biennial Conference.
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. Each successful first-named applicant should provide a report, consisting of not more than a single A4 page, to the ASAA on completion of the funded event.
The ASAA will not fund research projects or publication costs, nor will the ASAA Event Funding Scheme fund any part of the ASAA Biennial Conference. The ASAA reserves the right to fund successful applications to a total less than the amount requested by the applicant(s).
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.
- A. On a single A4 sheet of paper, please provide the following information:
- 1. Your event title;
- 2. The timing of your event;
- 3. The location of your event;
- 4. The amount requested;
- 5. The name of the applicant(s) and their institutional affiliations;
- 6. The mailing address of the first-named applicant;
- 7. The email address and telephone number of the first-named applicant; and
- 8. Evidence of the first-named applicant’s membership of the ASAA.
- B. In no more than two A4 sheets of paper, please provide the following information:
- 9. The main aim(s) of the event;
- 10. The significance and innovative aspects of the event;
- 11. A statement of how the event will provide opportunities to ECRs and/or postgraduate students;
- 12. A statement of how the event will advance and/or develop expertise in Asian Studies;
- 13. A statement on the track record of the first-named applicant in leading or assisting with similar events;
- 14. Details of additional funding, from sources other than the ASAA, already won or being sought for the event;
- 15. A budget and an accompanying statement justifying how the funds requested will be spent.
Events Funded in 2013
New Perspectives on the 1965 Violence in Indonesia (The Australian National University, Canberra, Monday 11 – Wednesday 13 February 2013) [PDF]
Vannessa Hearman Lecturer, Indonesian Studies, The University of Sydney
Labour Migration in the Asia-Pacific: Race, History and Heritage (The Australian National University, 14-15 February, 2013) [PDF]
Dr Marshall Clark, Senior Lecturer, Australian National University