SSEAC Grants 2014

Round Two of our grant scheme has opened. Applications are due 29 August 2014.

SSEAC offers various grants to support engagement with Southeast Asia through:

Due dates

Type

Grant name

Value of each grant (number offered)

Due Date

Research

SSEAC Research Capacity Building Grants

$10,000 (2)

29 August 2014

SSEAC Publication Grants

$3,000 (1)

29 August 2014

SSEAC Conference Fund

$2,000 (2)

29 August 2014

Mobility

SSEAC Distinguished Visiting Scholar Fellowships 2014

$5,500 (1)

Open until filled

SSEAC Sabbatical Visitor's Fund 2014

$4,000 (4)

Open until filled

SSEAC Regional Mobility Fund

$2,000 (2)

29 August 2014

SSEAC Visiting PhD Scholar Fund

$2,000 (4)

Open until filled

Language

SSEAC Language Grants

2 languages

29 August 2014

Late applications will not be accepted.


Contact for any inquiries regarding the application process.

Research

SSEAC Research Capacity Building Grant 2014-15

The purpose of a SSEAC Research Capacity Building Grant is to support activities designed to enhance the research or academic writing skills of SSEAC members’ collaborators in Southeast Asia.

The program provides grants of up to AU $10,000 for use in 2014-15. It is expected that applicants will source complementary funding to cover additional costs. Two Research Capacity Building Grants will be awarded this year.

SSEAC Publication Grant 2014-15

There are a number of scholars whose engagement in Southeast Asia is primarily through consultancy and outreach activities. Their work involves multiple field visits and close collaboration with institutions and individuals in the region, however the structure of the funding for these projects often does not include time and resources for the development of academic output. The SSEAC publication grants provide resources to help academics draw and build on their practical experiences in Southeast Asia to publish their applied research in an academic journal.

Two SSEAC publication grants will be offered in 2014-15, of up to AU $3,000 in value.

SSEAC Conference Fund 2014 Guidelines

SSEAC offers conference support to scholars presenting a paper on (a) a Southeast Asian topic at a quality international conference or (b) any topic at a conference in Southeast Asia. These funds may not be used in conjunction with support from sources other than the applicant’s own research account or personal funds.

Mobility

SSEAC Distinguished Visiting Scholar Fellowship 2014

SSEAC is offering one annual fellowship to a high profile international scholar who works on Southeast Asia. The fellowship funds a short visit (up to one week) to the University of Sydney. Nominees should be nominated by a member of the Centre stipulating the program of work that will be pursued at the University of Sydney, and detailing the outcomes and benefits.

During their visit, the Visiting Fellow will speak at a Sydney Ideas event. They will also be interviewed for a website profile and asked to facilitate an interactive seminar for research students. Other more specialised workshops for academics would be welcome, depending on the scholar’s areas of focus.

SSEAC Sabbatical Visitor’s Fund 2014

SSEAC is offereing academics funding to travel to Australia to spend their sabbatical at the University of Sydney. Nominees should be nominated by a member of the Centre stipulating the program of work that will be pursued at the University of Sydney, and detailing the outcomes and benefits.

During their visit, the Sabbatical Visitor will be interviewed for a website profile and asked to facilitate an interactive seminar for research students. Other more specialised workshops for academics would be welcome, depending on the scholar’s areas of focus.

Three Sabbatical Vistor’s Fund grants of up to $4000 will be offered in 2014.

SSEAC Regional Mobility Fund 2014-15

SSEAC offers five competitive grants of the value of AU $2000 to facilitate research collaboration (existing or new) between SSEAC academic members and academics located in Southeast Asia. These grants can be used to fund travel by the applicant to Southeast Asia or by the applicant’s collaborator to Sydney.

SSEAC Visiting PhD Fund 2014

SSEAC is offering subsidies to PhD students to travel to Australia to spend a period of their candidature at the University of Sydney. Applicants must identify an academic member of SSEAC to sponsor their visit. Additionally they must provide a plan of what they are planning to do and what they hope to achieve during their time at the University of Sydney.

During their visit, the PhD students will be interviewed for a website profile, asked to present a seminar about their research and expected to participate in the activities of the SSEAC postgraduate community.

Five SSEAC Visiting PhD Scholar Fund grants of up to $2000 will be offered in 2014.

Language

SSEAC Language Training Initiative 2014-15

The purpose of the SSEAC Language Training Initiative is to fund short-term (2 day) purpose specific intensive language training for academics and students from the University of Sydney in a Southeast Asian language of their choice.

The program will subsidise intensives in up to three languages to be held between September 2014 and June 2015. Participants in successful programs will be required to pay a small fee to participate in the training.