Indonesia and Timor-Leste Studies Committee (ITLSC) Graduate Student Travel Award

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The Indonesia and Timor-Leste Studies Committee (ITLSC) announces the availability of three awards for which participants in this year’s annual meetings of the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) in Toronto may qualify.

There is, first, the ITLSC Graduate Student Travel Award, which provides up to $500 in travel funds to assist a graduate student actively participating – which usually means presenting a paper – at the conference in Toronto. Applicants should submit: (a) a current CV; (b) information regarding any other financial support received for attending the conference; and (c) a brief description of their participation in the conference (e.g., presenting a paper, organizing a panel, acting in other official capacity). All materials must be sent to indotimorleste@gmail.com no later than Monday, February 13. Original receipts will be required for reimbursement after the conference. Standard AAS travel policies apply when deciding on eligible travel expenses (details at the conference website here). For students already receiving a travel grant from the AAS, receipts cannot be refunded twice.

Second, there is the ITLSC Fund for Scholars Traveling from Asia, which provides up to $1000 to assist a scholar traveling from Indonesia or Timor Leste to participate in the conference in Toronto. Applicants should submit (a) a current CV; (b) information regarding any other financial support received for attending the conference; and (c) a brief description of their participation in the conference (e.g., presenting a paper, organizing a panel, acting in other official capacity). All materials must be sent to indotimorleste@gmail.com no later than Monday, February 13. Original receipts will be required for reimbursement. Standard AAS travel policies apply when deciding on eligible travel expenses (details at the conference website here). For scholars already receiving a grant from the AAS (e.g., LDC travel grant), receipts cannot be refunded twice.

There is, finally, the Graduate Student Paper Prize, for which $250 will awarded for the best paper from a graduate student or recent PhD. Papers will be submitted to indotimorleste@gmail.com *after* the conference. Further details will be circulated a little closer to the time.

Please direct any queries and requests for further information to indotimorleste@gmail.com