Next Call for Proposals: NYSEAN Partners Fund Due Oct. 1, 2019.



The mission of the New York Southeast Asia Network (NYSEAN) is to promote research on, and awareness of, Southeast Asia. Toward that end, NYSEAN has established the Partners Fund to foster collaboration among academics, artists, policymakers and other professionals working on contemporary Southeast Asia.  To promote such cooperation, the NYSEAN Partners Fund is issuing a call for proposals aimed at funding conferences, small workshops, panel discussions, exhibitions, art installations or performances that address historical or contemporary issues in Southeast Asia and/or U.S.-Southeast Asia relations.

Proposals are not limited to, but must include, activities in the New York Tri-State area (New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut). Where possible, proposals should produce specific outcomes including academic or journalistic publications, media commentaries, podcasts, videos or appropriate artistic outputs. Applicants must be members of NYSEAN and affiliated with a formal partner of NYSEAN listed on the NYSEAN website. The proposal needs to show how the applicant's affiliation with a NYSEAN partner will advance the partner’s engagement with NYSEAN’s mission. Proposals should be in the $3,000 to $10,000 range.  Events must be held in 2020 and all expenses must be incurred by December 31, 2020.

Recipients must submit a narrative report on the outcome of their program within 30 days of the event.  The narrative report should include the following: a description of the event; a record of the number of participants/attendees; a plan for the dissemination of the knowledge produced by the event; a budget reconciliation; and an assessment of how the event helped advance NYSEAN’s mission.

The closing date for applications is October 1, 2019.  Applicants must complete the attached application form.

Applications and any questions should be emailed to

Find the application form here