The Association for Asian Studies invites applications from low- and lower middle-income countries of Southeast Asia (e.g., Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Timor-Leste, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam) as well as from less economically advantaged countries and areas of South Asia (e.g., Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and India).
When evaluating proposals from Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, and India, the review committee will prioritize applicants who come from regions and/or institutions with resource and infrastructure constraints.
This grant program is part of a new collaborative transnational project that aims at enhancing the research capabilities of scholars and local institutions, especially in post-conflict and conflict areas, while helping to reduce the social and economic vulnerabilities of South and Southeast Asian countries through policy-relevant research.
The project focuses on junior faculty, graduate students, senior and independent scholars, women, and ethnic minority groups in particular. Cultivating the Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) Research Grants are available for short- (up to 2 months), medium- (2-6 months), and long-term (12 months) research projects that advance the fields of the humanities and social sciences in South and Southeast Asia.
- CHSS grants typically range from $2,000 for a short-term project to $12,000 for long-term.
What Funding May Be Used For
- Research essential for postdoctoral scholars and PhD and Master’s students theses, dissertation, and/or book projects, or for manuscript revisions and journal articles in the humanities and social sciences.
- Small scholarly seminars and pedagogical workshops.
- Translation, curriculum development, and textbooks projects.
- Documentary films and visual arts projects.
- South and Southeast Asian nationals holding a Ph.D. or Master’s degree or equivalent who are or will be engaged in the academic profession in South and Southeast Asia.
- Scholars, students, independent researchers, and public intellectuals, who are based in low- and lower medium-income countries as well as those who come from and may be living in post-conflict areas or areas where conflicts are still ongoing.
- AAS membership is not a requirement.
What Funding May Not Be Used For:
- Travel and accommodation expenses to attend a professional conference.
- The funding may not be used in conjunction with another research grant.
For more information, visit https://www.asianstudies.org/call-for-applications-2022-2023-cultivating-the-humanities-and-social-sciences-research-grants/