Announcement of the Japan Foundation Travel Support for Attendees to the 2017 AAS-in-Asia Conference in Seoul

Announcement of the Japan Foundation Travel Support for
Attendees to the 2017 AAS-in-Asia Conference in Seoul

The Association for Asian Studies (AAS) is a scholarly, non-political, non-profit professional association open to all persons interested in Asia and the study of Asia. With approximately 8,000 members worldwide, representing all the regions and countries of Asia and all academic disciplines, the AAS is the largest organization of its kind. With over 3,000 attendees in the Annual Conference each year, 350+ panel sessions, a book exhibition, and much more, the AAS Annual Conference is the must-attend event for anyone interested in the study of Asia.


Thus, the Japan Foundation is now opening for the application of those emerging scholars who are teaching about Japan at the educational institutions; and those scholars who are to be participated in the accepted panel sessions at the conference. This travel support gives assistance to emerging scholars in Thailand to attend the AAS-in-Asia Conference held in Seoul, Korea on June 24 to 27, 2017. By doing so, the Japan Foundation hopes to see stronger working relationship cultivated among Japan scholars in Asia, North America, and Japan.


(1) Scholars who has a master’s degree or higher whose research theme is Japan-related. Applicant does not have to be a Japan-specialist and can be from various disciplines in humanities and social sciences. However, his/her research theme must be Japan-related.

(2) Who can participate in the conference for the full duration, from June 24 to 27, 2017.

(3) Who can attend at least three Japan-related sessions at the conference.


For those who are interested in applying for this travel supports, please read carefully the Application Instructions and submit the following documents by e-mail to the Japan Foundation, Bangkok. The deadline is March 10, 2017(Fri.).

(1) Application Instruction
Application Form
(3) Statement of Purpose (up to 2 pages)

For more information and inquiries, please contact to Mr. Wathana Onpanich, Senior Program Officer, at the Japan Foundation, Bangkok, Telephone: 02-260-8560-3 and e-mail: