Japan Foundation Bangkok

CALL FOR APPLICATION (Thailand – Lao PDR and Cambodia): Announcement of the Japan Foundation Travel Support for Attendees to the 2019 AAS-in-Asia Conference in Bangkok, Thailand

 

CALL FOR APPLICATION (Thailand – Lao PDR and Cambodia):  

Announcement of the Japan Foundation Travel Support for Attendees to the 2019 AAS-in-Asia Conference in Bangkok, Thailand

 

The Association for Asian Studies (AAS) is a scholarly, non-political, non-profit professional association open to all persons interested in Asia and the study of Asia. With approximately 8,000 members worldwide, representing all the regions and countries of Asia and all academic disciplines, the AAS is the largest organization of its kind. With over 3,000 attendees in the Annual Conference each year, 350+ panel sessions, a book exhibition, and much more, the AAS Annual Conference is the must-attend event for anyone interested in the study of Asia.

 

Thus, the Japan Foundation is now opening for the application of those emerging scholars who are teaching about Japan at the educational institutions; and those scholars who are to be participated in the accepted panel sessions at the conference. This travel support gives assistance to emerging scholars in Thailand, Lao PDR and Cambodia to attend the AAS-in-Asia Conference held in Bangkok, Thailand on July 1st – 4th, 2019. By doing so, the Japan Foundation hopes to see stronger working relationship cultivated among Japan scholars in Asia, North America, and Japan.

 

Eligibility:

(1) Emerging scholars in Thailand, Lao PDR and Cambodia who are teaching about Japan at the higher educational institutions, and they have obtained Master’s degree and above whose research themes are Japan-related. Applicants do not have to be a Japan-specialist and can be from various disciplines in humanities and social sciences. However, his/her research theme must be Japan-related;
(2) Scholars whose panel/paper proposal has been accepted by the AAS Program Committee;
(3)  Scholars who can participate in the conference for the full duration, from July 1st to 4th, 2019, and attending at least FIVE Japan-related sessions at the conference.

 

For those who are interested in applying for this travel supports, please read carefully the Application Instructions and submit the following documents by e-mail to the Japan Foundation, Bangkok. The deadline is February 15th, 2019 (Fri.).

(1) Application Instruction
(2) Application Form
(3) Statement of Purpose (up to 2 pages)