Funding is available for SASAA members who wish to organise a workshop, symposium or conference that will be of interest and value to other SASAA members and the broader scholarly community. One round of funding will be disbursed every year, subject to the availability of funds. The total sum available for the Scheme will be advised by the Treasurer before every round, and the SASAA executive and general committee will determine the maximum sum available per grant, calculated in proportion to the total sum available. In determining successful applications, SASAA will consider activities which:
- Facilitate research-oriented networking;
- Build the skills of Early Career Researchers (ECRs) and postgraduate students;
- Advance the primary goal of the SASAA, namely, to promote interest and expertise in the study of South Asia and/or support collaboration between scholars and universities to generate growth and visibility for South Asian Studies.
2018 SASAA Event Funding Scheme supported the Symposium on ‘Platform Capitalism, Communication and Culture in South Asia’ held at Curtin University’s Bentley campus in Perth on the 18th and 19th June 2019.
In 2021, SASAA has decided to provide funding to two events of interest and value to other SASAA members and the broader scholarly community.
- ‘Transnational resistance to ethnoreligious nationalisms in South Asia: Invitation to an interdisciplinary symposium from Dr. Nisha Thapliyal & Dr. Mridula Nath Chakraborty to be organised at the University of Newcastle from 12-13 July 2022.
- ‘Right-wing politics and civil society in South Asia’ from Dr DB Subedi and Prof. Howard Brasted to be organised at the University of New England campus in Sydney in late 2021.
Congratulations to the winners! Look out for more updates on these events coming soon…