The Asia Pacific American Religions Research Initiative (APARRI) Research Grant supports scholarship that advances the scholarly and public knowledge of Asian Pacific American religions. We invite applications from scholars pursuing research on Asian Pacific American religions across all disciplines; this includes social sciences, humanities, theology, and interdisciplinary work. For the 2022-23 grant cycle, we are especially interested in supporting projects that offer a comparative or inter-religious/racial/ethnic lens, focus on underrepresented groups in the field (e.g. Pacific Islanders, South Asian Americans, Sikhs, Hindus, etc.), or proposals from junior scholars.
The ultimate goal of the project should be a scholarly work by the applicant, which can take the form of a monograph, article, dissertation, digital research project, critical edition, or other scholarly resources. The grant supports projects at any stage of development. This grant does not fund works of fiction (e.g., novels or films), textbooks, translation, or pedagogical projects.
Funds can be used to complete an entire project, to provide seed money to start a larger project, or to accomplish smaller tasks of a larger project. (See FAQs for list of activities and items eligible for funding)
Faculty may request funds for a sabbatical or replacement costs for course releases, contingent on approval of the department chair and/or dean at the faculty’s institution. (See below for more details)
The maximum amount of each award is $30,000. Due to the competitive selection process, the final amount awarded may vary and may not match the requested amount. Most grants will be between $5,000 to $15,000. All grant funds must be spent by June 30, 2024. The final report will be due July 30, 2024.
APARRI strives to create a robust intellectual community; therefore, all grant awardees are required to fully participate in at least one APARRI conference within the grant period to share their project activities and/or present a summary of their deliverables. Grantees may include the cost of attending the APARRI conference in their funding requests.
Applications must be submitted online and must include:
Proposals will be evaluated by the following criteria:
APARRI research awards will be disbursed to an individual in the form of a single check. APARRI research grants will not be disbursed to institutions, unless related to a course replacement or sabbatical. APARRI awards are subject to taxability. Grantees are responsible for all tax reporting on their rewards.
There is no citizenship requirement for the APARRI Research Grant. However, the primary focus of research must be on Asian Pacific Americans and their religions.
Yes. An APARRI grant may be used concurrently with other fellowships, grants and sabbatical pay.
Funds will be disbursed based on timely completion of financial information and will be available no sooner than March 15, 2023. Grant activities and use of funds must be completed no later than June 30, 2024.
APARRI will begin accepting applications October 15, 2022. Completed applications must be submitted through the APARRI online grant administration system no later than 11:59 pm Pacific Standard Time, November 15, 2022.
No. Alterations are not permitted once the application has been submitted.
Notifications will be sent via email by mid-January 2023.