Sample Winning Applications

Regional Chapter Grants provide chapters with an opportunity to find additional funding and support for innnovative programming and intiatives. While detailed information can be found under ASA Grants, here chapter officials and representatives can download winning grant applications from the 2015-2016 award cycle. 

Hawai’i American Studies Association
Detours: A Decolonial Guide to Hawai’i Workshops and Creative Project 
Download Application | Grant Amount: $3,000

The project will host two full-day writing workshops for contributors who include academics, activists, artists, and practitioners. It will then host a public forum following the second workshop session. The editors of Detours are committed to allowing the project to unfold as contributors bring their expertise and ideas to it. The book and related materials will address specifically the ways in which communities of practice are working against the harmful effects of the tourism industry, while simultaneously turning the infrastructure of tourism and the genre of tourism writing on its head.

Southern American Studies Association
2017 Biennial Conference: Migrations and Circulations
Download Application | Amount $3,000

The grant will fund two initiatives that align with the mission of the conference and of the SASA. First, support for transportation and subsidized registration will enhance opportunities for educators and students to attend “Migrations and Circulations” and deepen the diversity of perspectives on conference themes. Additionally, funding for a plenary and discussion that engages all attendees in sustained exploration of interdisciplinary work by a prominent scholar will generate conversations about the past and future of our discipline.  The conference expects 150-200 attendees, including from states outside the region and throughout the world.