Awards & Projects

ASEAS 2018 Research Impact Awards

ASEAS is offering bursaries in 2018-19 to support research and impact activities in Southeast Asian Studies.

Key features:

  • available for travel and related expenses for activities 1 July 2018 to 31 July 2019
  • open to all members of ASEAS
  • available to ASEAS members who have had a paper accepted for the 2018 ASEAS Conference in Leeds

The grants may cover activities including:

  • fieldwork in SE Asia or key sites in the diaspora
  • research visits to important regional archives, museums, collections, exhibitions or performances (concerning but not necessarily located in SE Asia)
  • a visit for collaborative writing or artistic practice with an academic or practitioner colleague from another institution in SE Asia
  • delivery of a paper at a regional academic conference
  • delivery of a paper to an academic or practitioner audience based on research previously conducted on/in the region

Awards available: 

  • Two Postgraduate Bursaries (PhD, MPhil or MRes students), up to £1000 each
  • One Early Career Award, up to £1500

Application deadline: 20 May 2018. Decisions will be made by the ASEAS Research Committee by 7 June 2018.

Please contact Dr Janet Cochrane (ASEAS Secretary) on for queries and application forms (stating whether you are applying for a Postgraduate or Early Career Award).

2017-18: ASEAS Research Impact Award bursaries were awarded to Dr Eva Bentcheva (Asia Research Centre, Tate, London), Early Career Award; Dr. Tallyn Gray  (University of Westminster), Early Career Award; Ruji Auethavornpipat (Australian National University), Postgraduate Award; Jessica Rahardjo (University of Oxford), Postgraduate Award; and Sarah Windred (University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia), Postgraduate Award. 

Project reports of ASEAS-funded grants will be uploaded here when available. 

Click on the link below to read about ‘Islam, Trade & Politics across the Indian Ocean’ (‘The Ottoman Project’), which ran from 2009 to 2012.  The link includes information on the project aims and outcomes and a bibliography. 

Ottoman Southeast Asia Project



Previous Grant Recipients

Read reports here by Christopher Davis and Amanda Rogers - they received ASEASUK grants in 2014.