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Grants to support your engagement with Southeast Asia

The Sydney Southeast Asia Centre’s grant scheme supports engagement through funding support for research, mobility and language study.

SSEAC-Vietnam Grant Scheme

The SSEAC-Vietnam Grant Scheme is a special grant scheme coordinated through the Sydney Vietnam Academic Leadership Group and designed to support research and engagement activities in and on Vietnam. 

All submissions are due 11:59 pm AEDT, Thursday 6 March 2019.

The purpose of this 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 $15,000 for use in 2019-20. It is expected that applicants will source complementary funding if required to cover additional costs.

Up to two Research Capacity Building Grants will be awarded. Preference will be given to activities that are embedded in a longer trajectory of collaboration.

We invite you to read the guidelines before applying.

Download the application form here.

The purpose of the SSEAC-Vietnam Seed Research Grant is to provide a pathway for new academic projects in/about Vietnam including for scholars who are engaging in the region for the first time. In addition to supporting new research initiatives, these grants offer an opportunity for experimenting with new research ideas and eliciting feedback on them from the SSEAC community.

The program provides up to 10 grants of up to $10,000 for use in 2018-19. A maximum of two grants will be awarded per cluster. Grants that involve substantive collaboration with a Vietnamese partner will be prioritised.

We invite you to read the guidelines before applying.

Download the application form here.

The purpose of the SSEAC Vietnam Workshop Grant is to fund workshops that lead to a special journal edition, edited book or equivalent.

The program provides grants of up to $20,000 for use in 2019-20. It is expected that applicants will source complementary funding to cover additional costs. Up to two Workshop Grants will be awarded.

We invite you to read the guidelines before applying.

Download the application form here.

New Grants

The purpose of the SSEAC Southeast Asia Partnership Grant is to foster collaboration with universities in the region, or with SSEAC’s partner institutes elsewhere in Asia.

The program provides two classes of grants for use in 2018–20:

  • Up to three large grants ($30,000–50,000)
  • Up to five small grants ($10,000), with a limit of one per cluster

We invite you to read the guidelines and download the sample Proposal form for this grant before applying. 

The Sydney NLA Research Grant has been jointly established to support members of the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre (SSEAC) and the China Studies Centre (CSC), at the University of Sydney, to work with the Asian Collections of the National Library of Australia (NLA).

We invite you to read the guidelines and download the sample Proposal form for this grant before applying. 

Research grants

The Collaborative Research Grant provides a pathway for new academic projects in/about Southeast Asia or for scholars who are engaging in the region for the first time. 

We invite you to read the guidelines and download the sample Proposal form for this grant before applying. 

Reports

The Cluster Research Grant provides a pathway for new academic projects in/about Southeast Asia or for scholars who are engaging in the region for the first time. 

The Cluster Research Grant will be available for application in 2019.

Reports

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

We invite you to read the guidelines and download the sample Proposal form for this grant before applying. 

Reports

The purpose of the Workshop Grant is to support international workshops that lead to a special journal edition or edited book on a topic related to Southeast Asia. 

We invite you to read the guidelines and download the sample Proposal form for this grant before applying. 

Reports

Mobility grants

We are offering funds to international academics collaborating with University of Sydney academics to travel to Australia to spend their sabbatical leave at the University of Sydney. 

We invite you to read the guidelines and download the sample Proposal form for this grant before applying. 

Reports

The Visiting PhD Scholar Fund provides subsidies to PhD students to travel to Australia to spend a period of their candidature at the University of Sydney.

We invite you to read the guidelines and download the sample Proposal form for this grant before applying. 

Reports

We offer three categories of competitive grants for between $1500 and $4000 to facilitate research collaboration (existing or new) between its academic members and international academics.

We invite you to read the guidelines and download the sample Proposal form for this grant before applying. 

Reports

We offer support to scholars and currently enrolled PhD students presenting a paper on:

  • a Southeast Asian topic at a quality international conference; or
  • any topic at a conference in Southeast Asia.

We invite you to read the guidelines and download the sample Proposal form for this grant before applying. 

Reports

Language grants

The In-Country Language Training Initiative aims to subsidise course fees and accommodation for in-country language training (at least two weeks intensive). 

We invite you to read the guidelines and download the sample Proposal form for this grant before applying. 

Reports

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

We invite you to read the guidelines and download the sample Proposal form for this grant before applying.

Schools grants

As a part of our commitment to engaging in outreach programs to promote the study of Southeast Asia across Australia, the Schools Grant is awarded to Australian schools wanting to improve student knowledge or engagement about Southeast Asia.

Reports