APARRI Working Group Grants

Overview

The Asia Pacific American Religions Research Initiative (APARRI) Working Group Grant supports collaborations that advance the scholarly and public knowledge of Asian Pacific American religions. We invite proposals for collaborations that focus on a topical theme on Asian Pacific American religions across all disciplines; this includes social sciences, humanities, theology, and interdisciplinary work. Examples of working groups include scholars convening to examine theological approaches to racial violence or the commercial adoption of mindfulness. At the end of the grant cycle, working groups are expected to produce a tangible product that furthers the scholarly and public knowledge of APA religions such as an edited volume, a co-authored article, a podcast series, a public symposium, or other products.

Working groups may apply for up to $7000, and must have at least three members. Groups may use the funds for stipends (up to $500/member listed on the proposal) and for travel, lodging, meeting costs, honoraria, and purchase of books.

Due to the competitive selection process, the final amount awarded may vary and may not match the requested amount. The grant period is March 15, 2023 – March 15, 2024, and all grant funds must be spent by March 15, 2024. The final report will be due April 15, 2024.

APARRI Working Group Grants

Eligibility

  • The working group leader or coordinator must hold a doctorate and have a formal affiliation with a higher education institution. Independent scholars and graduate students may be members of the working group.
  • Working groups must include at least three members.
  • No more than two group members of the working group can come from the same institution.
  • The project focus must be on Asian Pacific American religions.

 
We encourage:

  • Independent scholars, graduate students, and relevant staff, such as chaplains, to be a part of the working group.
  • In-person meetings.
  • Interdisciplinary/interethnic/interreligious collaborations.
  • Groups to present their work product at APARRI conferences.

Application Guidelines

Applications must be submitted online and must include:

  • Completed application form
  • Proposal (no more than 5 pages, double-spaced, in Times New Roman 11-point font, inclusive of any footnotes or endnotes). Please use the following subheadings:
    • Title
    • Extended Abstract (max of 350 words)
    • Goals
    • Significance of project
    • Description of project
    • Product/Deliverable
    • Timeline
    • Budget, including other potential sources of funding (if relevant), with budget justification (2-page limit)
  • CV for each member (2-page limit per individual CV)

Evaluation Criteria

Proposals will be evaluated by the following criteria:

  1. The potential to advance the scholarly and public knowledge of Asian Pacific American religions, especially of groups that are underrepresented in the field.
  2. The feasibility of the project and the likelihood that the working group will produce a tangible product.
  3. The potential to foster interdisciplinary, interethnic, and interreligious perspectives.

FAQs

  • Travel, meals, lodging for group meetings (retreat center, hotel, conference center)
  • Stipends for participation in the group (up to $500 per person)
  • Honoraria and travel-related expenses for guest speakers
  • Equipment, supplies, materials to support group meeting and discussions
  • Computer equipment, tablets, and office furniture
  • Food delivered to homes or food to be consumed while meeting online
  • Stipends for writing the grant proposal
  • Fees for wifi or other home utilities
  • Travel, meals, lodging expenses for family and friends
  • Travel for attendance at disciplinary or professional conferences (other than APARRI)

APARRI Working Group Grants will be disbursed to the group leader’s institution. Proposals may include an institutional surcharge for managing grants of up to 10%. Please check your institution’s policies.

There is no citizenship requirement for the APARRI Working Group Grant. However, the primary focus of research must be on Asian Pacific Americans and their religions.

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 March 15, 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.

Grant Snapshot

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The APARRI Working Group Grant advances the scholarly and public knowledge of Asian Pacific American religions. We invite applications from working groups to pursue collaborations on Asian Pacific American religions across all disciplines. Working groups are expected to produce a tangible product that furthers the scholarly and public knowledge of APA religions such as an edited volume, a co-authored article, a podcast series, a public symposium, or other products.

Maximum Award Amount: $7,000

Deadline: November 15, 2022, 11:59 pm PST

Contact: infoaparri@gmail.com

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