Projects & Grants

Sarawak planting rice

20 March 2017: ASEASUK is offering bursaries to members to support research and impact activities in Southeast Asian Studies. The awards are available for travel and related expenses for activities taking place between 1 July 2017 to 31 July 2018. 

Permissible activities include:

  • 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: 

  • Three Postgraduate Bursaries (PhD, MPhil or MRes students), up to £1000 each
  • One Early Career Award, up to £1500
  • One Senior Award, up to £2500

Application deadline: 30 April 2017. Decisions will be made by ASEASUK's Research Committee by 31 May 2017. The awards are open to all paid-up members of ASEASUK, based in the UK or elsewhere.

Contact Dr Janet Cochrane (ASEASUK Secretary) for queries or application forms on


Project reports of ASEASUK-funded grants  Read more



‘Islam, Trade & Politics across the Indian Ocean’ (‘the Ottoman Project’)  Read more




Previous Grant Recipients

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