Junior Faculty Fund

Launched In 2019, APSIA’s Junior Faculty Fund is a grant program that deepens ties within the APSIA family. Each year, APSIA invites pre-tenure and recently-tenured faculty at APSIA members and affiliates to propose projects. We hope the small grants will foster collaboration across the APSIA community, particularly across national borders.


Who may submit a proposal for a grant?

Faculty at an APSIA member or affiliate in good standing may apply if the individual(s)

  • is tenure-track, but pre-tenure


  • Received tenure within the last three years

What proposals qualify?

The Junior Faculty Fund invests in projects that foster collaboration within the APSIA community. There are many ways to foster collaboration; applicants have a great deal of flexibility to propose ideas that meet this Goal. Example projects include efforts to

  • Advance collaborative teaching; to create joint courses or course materials
  • Meet with co-authors or potential co-authors; to learn best practices from another APSIA institution;
  • Attend conferences (such as those hosted by a member or affiliate); and
  • similar opportunities.

Activities which bring faculty together across national borders will receive preference, but proposals for collaboration within one country also will be considered. Read more about our winners






How much will be awarded?

APSIA typically awards 2-3 small grants, altogether totaling US$15,000 each fiscal year. However, we are open to proposals for any other amounts up to US$15,000.

How do I submit a proposal?

Proposals are accepted each Fall. A Call for Proposals is shared with member and affiliated institutions through the deans’ offices.

What is the evaluation process?

A committee of APSIA representatives will evaluate eligible proposals for how well they may foster collaboration within the APSIA network and advance APSIA’s mission based on established criteria.


Please contact APSIA Constituent Relations & Communications Coordinator Britnee Chuor.