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Asia Pacific Week 2014 – Call for Applications

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IU students Katie Beasley, Joshua Barnett, Michael Evans, and Nathan Montgomery at Asia Pacific Week 2013 at the Australian National University.

Asia Pacific Week 2014

June 23-June 26, 2014, The Australian National University

ANU’s Asia Pacific Week brings leading experts on the Asia Pacific region together with 100 of the world’s top students to engage in a series of dynamic discussions and events focused on Asia’s remarkable rise and economic development and the implications such holds for globalization  politically, economically, and culturally in the 21st Century.  Asia Pacific Week 2014 will be held June 23 through June 26, 2014 on the ANU campus.

From lectures by ANU faculty largely regarded as among the world’s leading experts on Asia and the Pacific to exercises and panel discussions that enable participants to gain a greater understanding of the realities of policy making in an imperfect world, Asia Pacific Week delegates have the opportunity to learn from and interact with a broad cross-section of academics, Australian political leaders, and journalists. Interested students have the opportunity to join a variety conference panels as discussants during the week although such is by no means required to attend as a delegate.

The Pan Asia Institute is once again delighted to offer up to four travel grants to IU students selected for participation. Grants will cover airfare, accommodations, meals, and insurance expenses. See below for application details.

Applications Due: APRIL 6, 10:00 a.m. (Bloomington date and time)

Students in any discipline are encouraged to apply. Successful applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale. Undergraduates must have completed at least 75 credit hours at the time of application while graduate students must be enrolled in at least the second semester of their program. To apply:

  • Submit an online application to the Asia Pacific Week organizing committee. Note: application must be submitted no later than 10:00 a.m. on April 6.

Decisions regarding delegates rest solely with the Organizing Committee. Finalists will be notified of their acceptance in late April.

Travel Grants Available

The Pan Asia Institute will fund up to four IU students to participate in Asia Pacific Week 2014. Airfare, accommodations, insurance, and meals will be provided. To apply:

  • Submit the online APW application to ANU.
  • Submit the separate travel grant application to the PAI.
  • Provide an unofficial copy of your IU transcript from OneStart.
  • Submit one letter of recommendation.
  • Attach copies of the APW essay question (required) as well as opinion statement(s) for panel discussion(s) (optional).