December 17, 2021
The Association for Asian Studies has received a $1 million grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). This grant is awarded through the NEH’s Sustaining the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan (SHARP) program, which supports humanities organizations, programs, and professionals at the local level, advancing economic recovery within a cultural sector devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Our project, “Striving for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Asian Studies: Humanities Grants for Asian Studies Scholars,” will enable the AAS to make approximately 30 individual awards to provide relief from the coronavirus pandemic to Asian Studies professionals to conduct humanities research, teaching development, and multimedia projects.
This initiative is designed to provide opportunities for career development and research projects for Asian Studies professionals on the periphery of Asian Studies. These constituents include Black scholars of Asia, contingent/adjunct faculty in academic institutions, first-generation scholars, junior scholars in the field, independent scholars, and Asia specialists working outside the professoriate. This program is a solid step toward promoting greater equity and inclusion in the field of Asian Studies.
Funding is available in three categories: AAS Humanities Fellowships, AAS Humanities Professional Development Grants, and AAS Publication Support Grants. Complete information about all three categories and their relevant sub-categories is available at the AAS website.
All applications must be submitted by Friday, December 17 at 5:00pm Eastern Time. No late applications will be accepted.
Please visit the AAS website for complete program descriptions, eligibility guidelines, and application instructions: https://bit.ly/AASHumanitiesGrants