We invite proposals for collaborative projects between APA religion scholars and APA faith communities that focus on APA religions. One of APARRI’s distinctive features is the active inclusion of Asian American and Pacific Islander communities and faith leaders.
APARRI collaborative projects should incorporate multiple points of view and pursue new avenues of inquiry related to Asian Pacific Americans and religion. Collaborators may come from one or more institutions. Proposals may incorporate either singular or interdisciplinary approaches. International collaboration is allowed, but the project should be primarily anchored in the United States, and the Project Director must be based at a U.S. institution.
Proposed collaborative projects must result in tangible, sustainable outcomes, such as K-12 curricula, an open-access website or other digital resource, an art exhibit, performance, speaker series, workshop, conference, digital publications, a co-authored or multi-authored book, a themed issue of a peer-reviewed journal, a series of peer-reviewed articles, and more. All project outcomes must incorporate collaboration to address significant questions or issues related to Asian Pacific Americans and religion.
APARRI strives to create a robust intellectual community; therefore, the Project Director or designated project representatives must attend and present results at an annual APARRI conference within one year of project completion. Group members may co-present about the collaboration at an APARRI conference, and these individuals may apply for APARRI conference scholarships to defray travel and lodging costs.
The grant period is from May 1, 2024, to August 31, 2025, and all grant funds must be spent by September 1, 2025. The final grant report on how funds were spent and collaborative group activities will also be due September 1, 2025. The Project Director will be responsible for all correspondence with APARRI and final reporting.
Grants will range from small grants of $7,500 or less, and large grants of up to $20,000 (USD). Due to the competitive selection process, the final amount awarded may vary and may not match the requested amount.
The Project Director must submit the application form and required materials through the online APARRI grant application submission system. Late, emailed, or incomplete applications or materials cannot be accepted.
The Project Director should submit the required information and materials on the APARRI submission portal:
Additional materials will not be considered.
Deadline: January 5, 2024 11:59 PM PST
APARRI Collaborative Grants are intended to support collaboration between scholars and community and faith leaders who have a clearly identified project that advances knowledge of APA religions. All eligible grant proposals will be reviewed and assessed by the APARRI Managing Board and Collaborative Grant reviewers using the following criteria:
Review the Frequently Asked Questions for additional information.
Submit an Application
To apply, click the APPLY button (on the right) which will take you to our online grant application submission system.
No. The Project Director must have an academic institutional affiliation in the United States in order to qualify for grant.
No; you can only participate in one APARRI collaborative grant proposal. If you appear on multiple collaborative proposals, you may disqualify those proposals from consideration
Yes, you may submit a proposal to more than one APARRI grant program. You should indicate on the online proposal form if you or other members of the collaboration have previously received other APARRI grants (working group or research).
Yes. For a collaborative grant, only the Project Director must have a doctorate.
Yes. Only the Project Director must meet the eligibility qualifications.
Yes. When submitting your budget proposal, please include information about any other sources of funding or possible funding.
There is no citizenship requirement for the APARRI Collaborative Grant. However, the primary focus must be on Asian Pacific Americans, their religions, and faith communities in the United States. International scholars or faith leaders are allowed to participate in collaborations, but the focus and majority of the collaboration group members should be based in the United States.
The grant period is May 1, 2024, to August 31, 2025. Funds are available based on timely completion of financial information. Please plan for the processing of financial information to take between 6 to 10 weeks. Collaboration expenses and activities can be undertaken anytime within the calendar year of the award year. All grant funds must be spent no later than August 31, 2025. Grant activities and disbursement and expenditure of grant funds must be completed by September 1, 2025. By September 1, 2025, the Project Director must also submit the final grant report detailing collaborative group activities, product(s) or deliverable(s), along with an expense report on how funds were spent. Final report should be no longer than 5 pages, in Times New Roman, 11-point, double-spaced.
No. Alterations are not permitted once the application has been submitted.