Indiana University Bloomington
Asia Pacific Week 2017 – Call for Applications

Asia Pacific Week 2017

IU students Kurt Baer, Haley Clements, and Amanda Gilbride in front of the Australian capitol building during Asia Pacific Week 2016.

June 25-30, 2017, 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 examining those factors that have impacted and will continue to influence Asia’s remarkable rise and economic development in the 21st Century.  Asia Pacific Week 2017 will be held June 25-30, 2017 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 are encouraged to apply as panelists for a variety conference sessions 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 13, 2017



We have recently discovered an error in our internal deadline for applications.  Please note that the ANU deadline for the APW application is Friday, April 7th at 3:00 am EST.  If possible, please submit your application before that deadline, using their online form.

If you miss that deadline, do not panic.  ANU has kindly agreed to extend applications for IU students until Thursday April 13th at midnight.  Since the ANU online application will close after their April 7th deadline, please use this  Google Form  to apply after April 7th. 

If you are also applying for PAI funding to attend APW, that deadline will remain April 15th.



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.
  • To be considered for a PAI travel grant, students must also submit a separate application to the PAI.  See below for application details.

Decisions regarding delegates rest solely with the Organizing Committee. Travel grant assistance decisions rest with the PAI.

Travel Grants Available

The Pan Asia Institute will fund up to four IU students to participate in Asia Pacific Week 2015. 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 One.IU.
  • Submit one letter of recommendation.
  • Include copies of the short question responses as well as the required essay and optional panel statements.