Connecting ASIANetwork Scholars and Institutions
The ASIANetwork Speakers Bureau opens the rich storehouse of scholarly expertise within ASIANetwork to member institutions. Composed of peer-nominated Asian Studies scholars with expertise in Asian history, language, culture, art, society, and contemporary affairs, the bureau reflects the breadth of knowledge and experience of our members. Available Speakers.
ASIANetwork Speakers Bureau Grants provide awarded institutions $1,500 to bring an ASIANetwork Speaker to their campus. Currently offered as a pilot, the program will provide ten awards over a two-year period. (Guidelines and Application)
Upon receiving an award, the institution identifies and invites a speaker to its campus as part of a campus lecture series, class, symposium, conference, or other event. Awarded institutions receive the $1,500 grant to defray expenses related to the speaker’s travel and stay. By accepting the grant, a host institution agrees to initiate arrangements and to provide for the speaker as needed: (1) transportation (airfare, car rental, or mileage), (2) ground transportation and airport parking, (3) lodging, (4) meals, and (5) a minimum $500 honorarium. The speaker should not assume any expenses related to participation in this program. Following the visit, the host institution agrees to submit a brief written report to ASIANetwork.
Only current U.S. ASIANetwork member institutions that were members in the prior year are eligible. Please visit our membership benefits page for information on how to join ASIANetwork.
Application and Important Dates for 2017-18
- Application Deadline: September 30, 2017
- Notification of grant awards: October 20, 2017
- Host institution submits copy of IRS non-profit certification to AN: October 27, 2017
- Host institutions receive $1,500 award check: early November 2017
- Host institutions identify, invite, and host a bureau speaker: November 2017 – May 2018
- Host institutions submit post-visit report: June 1, 2018
Robert Dayley, The College of Idaho, email@example.com