JSAAGrants Scheme Award 2018


JSAA FundingGuidelines


The JSAA accepts fundingapplications for up to AU$5000 per annum from financial members. The money isspecifically intended for the organisation of a small conference, workshop, orother event. The Association will take applications once or twice a year,depending on the funding availability.


The deadline for applications is 25 May 2018 (for anevent between July 2018 and June 2019)



The applicant must be a financialmember of the JSAA (if a group application then a majority of applicants shouldbe financial members).

They must submit: (1) an application (maximum of 3 pages);and (2) a CV (maximum of 2pages). The application should include the following information:

1) summary of the project including timing and plannedduration

2) overall budget of the workshop or project. Thebudget should include details of all anticipated costs to be incurred under theheadings of: a) venue costs (if any); b) travel; c) administrative costs; andd) catering.

3) information on other funding to be used for theevent;

4)) details of PhD scholarship held (if applicable);

5) intended pool of participants (who is the eventfor?) and invitees (keynote speakers, etc);

6) intended benefit to the JSAA community.


The JSAA Executive Committeereserves the right not to award a grant in any grant period. 

After the completion of the project,the successful applicant must submit a one-pagereport on the outcomes achieved (with a financial report attached) withinthree months of the event.

Funds are to be fully committed orspent within one year of the award. An extension of 3 months can be granted inspecial circumstances. an application should be sent to the Executive Committeeat least eight (8) weeks prior to the originally planned date.


Key Date:

The deadline for applications is 25 May 2018.

Applications should be submittedelectronically to the JSAA Secretary:


Allapplications will be assessed by a committee convened by the ExecutiveCommittee.

The JSAA Executive will announce theresults at or around the time of the AGM (3 July 2018 TBC)



·     Probability of delivering demonstrable outcomes (relativeto the nature of the proposal and the track record of the applicant).

·     Intellectual value (significance, innovation,long-term impact, contribution to the field of study).

·     Contribution [or benefit] to the Japanese Studies communityin Australia, including international and inter-institutional collaboration.

·     Responsible and feasible budget. (The ExecutiveCommittee’s preference is to provide full funding to modestly budgetedproposals, but it will also consider joint funding and reserves the right togrant less than the amount requested.)

·     Equity (although an applicant may be awarded twogrants within a two year period, the Executive Committee’s preference is tospread grants across the JSAA membership.)

·     Completion of the report for any previous JSAA funding(if applicable).


We look forward to receivingapplications. Inquiries should be addressed to the JSAA Secretary:


Rowena Ward

On behalf of the JSAA ExecutiveCommittee 2017-2019  







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