AAS Receives a Sustaining the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities

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The Association for Asian Studies is pleased to announce that we have received a $1 million grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). This grant is awarded through the NEH’s Sustaining the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan (SHARP) program, which supports humanities organizations, programs, and professionals at the local level, advancing economic recovery within a cultural sector devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic. We are one of thirteen organizations awarded funding in the “Humanities Grantmaking” category of SHARP. Our project, “Striving for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Asian Studies: Humanities Grants for Asian Studies Scholars,” will enable the AAS to make approximately 30 individual awards to provide relief from the coronavirus pandemic to Asian Studies professionals to conduct humanities research, teaching development, and multimedia projects.

The SHARP grant will enable us to establish a number of new funding opportunities for Asian Studies scholars:

  • AAS Minority Fellowships
  • AAS Pipeline Fellowships
  • AAS Digital Humanities Fellowships
  • AAS Public Research in Asian Studies Humanities Fellowships
  • AAS Asian American Pacific Islander/Asian History and Communities Fellowships
  • AAS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Higher Education Curriculum Development Grants
  • AAS Publication Subvention Grants
  • AAS Mentorship Grants
  • AAS Seminar Grants

Restrictions placed by the National Endowment for the Humanities prohibit the distribution of grant funds to students; applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Full details about each grant category, including all eligibility rules and application guidelines, will be available later in October when the application portal opens. Please check our website soon for more updates.

We are excited to bring these new opportunities to the AAS community and thank the NEH for supporting the future of Asian Studies.

The AAS Secretariat will be closed on Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day