AAS Annual Meeting Grant for HYI Alumni

AAS Annual Meeting Grant for HYI Alumni

Overview

Every year in the spring, the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) holds its annual four-day conference devoted to planned programs of scholarly papers, round table discussions and panel sessions on a wide range of issues in research and teaching, and on Asian affairs in general. The conference is one of the most important annual scholarly events in Asian Studies. As the Harvard-Yenching Institute's (HYI) alumni, you are encouraged to attend the AAS Meeting. The HYI will host a reception at the Meeting, to which you are warmly welcome. The reception will be an excellent opportunity for meeting other scholars in your field as well as learning about new programs and opportunities at HYI.

The AAS-in-ASIA conferences are intended to be smaller size conferences than the typical AAS Annual Conferences.  This conference gives those who are unable to attend the Annual Conferences held in North America the opportunity to participate on panel sessions and network with colleagues in a more intimate setting. Each year, AAS-in-ASIA conferences are a joint production between the Association for Asian Studies and a local host university and committee. The HYI will host a reception at the AAS-in-Asia conference, to which you are warmly welcome.

Terms and Conditions

AAS North America grant:

Scholars based in Asia and traveling from Asia to attend the AAS may apply for this opportunity. Please note this funding should be used to support travel not provided by their home institution or AAS. Selection of grantees will be on a first-come, first served basis. The HYI will provide a fellowship to support travel expenses related to attending the conference up to $1,000 for those scholars presenting papers or serving as chair/discussants on panels accepted by the AAS program committee as part of the official annual meeting. You should submit proposals for organized panels (or individual papers) directly to the AAS.

AAS-in-Asia grant:
Scholars based in Asia may apply for this grant to cover travel expenses related to attending the conference up to $500 if you present a paper which has been accepted by the AAS-in-Asia program committee as part of the official annual meeting.

Application Process

Once you have received written notification from the AAS that your paper/panel has been accepted by the official AAS program committee, submit that notification letter to:

Harvard-Yenching Institute Review Committee
Attn: Susan Scott
Vanserg Hall, Suite 20
25 Francis Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138

Or by email (susan_scott@harvard.edu

You will then receive confirmation of HYI support along with instructions on how the fellowship will be processed.