Research Impact Awards

The Research Impact Awards are awarded annually to members of ASEAS(UK) to support research and impact activities in Southeast Asian Studies.

January 2023 update: applications for the Research Impact Award closed on 31st December 2022. The recipient will be announced in February 2023. We are currently re-assessing our awards and grants programme and will make an announcement on the new programme in Summer 2023.

The grants may cover activities including:

  • fieldwork in Southeast Asia or key sites in the diaspora;
  • research visits to important regional archives, museums, collections, exhibitions or performances (concerning but not necessarily located in Southeast Asia);
  • a visit for collaborative writing or artistic practice with an academic or practitioner colleague from another institution in Southeast 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.

Criteria

  • The award is open to current members of ASEAS(UK) who are candidates for MRes, MPhil or PhD degrees or Early Career researchers. ‘Early Career’ scholars are those within five years of their first continuing lecturing or research appointment.
  • There is one award for £1500 open to PhD, MPhil, MRes students and early career researchers.
  • The decision on allocating the award will be made on the basis of the proposed project’s fit with the criteria outlined above and on the expected outcomes.

How to apply

Applications for the Digital Impact Award closed on 31st December 2022. The recipient will be announced in February 2023. We are currently re-assessing our awards and grants programme and will make an announcement on the new programme in Summer 2023.

Previous recipients

2020-22

The 2020-21 and 2021-22 award rounds were postponed due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on travel.

2019-20

2019-20 RIA Recipients
Postgraduate: Joseph Buckley (SOAS) and Elliot Newbold (University of Nottingham)
Early Career: Charlie Rumsby (Coventry University)

Click here to find out more about previous RIA recipients and their projects.


For more information on the awards please contact Kimberley Weir, ASEAS(UK) Secretary, on aseasuk.memsec@gmail.com.