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.

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.

ASEAS(UK) Research Impact Awards 2020-21

Unfortunately due to the COVID19 pandemic, we are postponing this year’s round of awards until travel restrictions have eased.

ASEAS(UK) Research Impact Awards 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