Alumni Grants

Made possible by the Henry Luce Foundation, the small grants program supports the continued professional development of workshop alumni, facilitates networking, and encourages collaboration with scholars and institutions across East and Southeast Asia.

The deadline to apply for Alumni Grants is October 15, 2021. See the Call for Applications for application guidelines and detailed information on the grants offered in this cycle. Applicants are encouraged to e-mail in advance of the deadline with questions and/or a draft proposal for review. Proposals should be submitted via the online form:

APSA offers the following two types of grants to Asia Workshops alumni:

Individual Research Grants: These research grants support individual Asia Workshops alumni in their research and professional development. Up to $1,000 is available to each fellow of the present year’s workshop. Funding can be used to support individuals conducting field research, or presenting at a regional academic conference, workshop or symposium relevant to their current research. The field research must take place in East or Southeast Asia, and preferably in coordination with a university, research institute, or scholarly association. Applications will be reviewed by APSA staff and approved by the Asia Steering Committee.

Collaborative Grants: These grants support alumni-initiated projects that promote scholarly exchange with other researchers, institutions, and networks in the US and across East and Southeast Asia. Grants of up to $6,000 (contingent on funding availability) will be made to support individuals or small teams interested in hosting a mini-workshop or short course at a university or research institute in East or Southeast Asia. Applicants should develop a proposal, with the support of a host institution, to bring together scholars for a specific academic program. Examples may include: a writing workshop for scholars preparing a manuscript for publication; a seminar for recent PhD graduates and early-career lecturers on best practices for teaching or preparing course materials; or a seminar in which early-career scholars work together with a senior scholar to examine an aspect of pedagogy or research methodology. The grant is available to all alumni across all cohort years; however at least one member of the team should be affiliated with the host institution. Applications will be reviewed by APSA staff and approved by the Asia Steering Committee.