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 August 15, 2023 – August 15, 2024, and all grant funds must be spent by August 15, 2024. The final report will be due September 15, 2024.
Applications must be submitted online and must include:
Proposals will be evaluated by the following criteria:
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.
APARRI will begin accepting applications April 15, 2023. Completed applications must be submitted through the APARRI online grant administration system no later than 11:59 pm Pacific Standard Time, May 15, 2023.
No. Alterations are not permitted once the application has been submitted.