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.
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.
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.