The New Voices Scholar program helps NVJS authors take their work beyond the page and into the conference sphere.
New Voices Scholar is a program designed to encourage recent NVJS authors to present their work at major local conferences. The program funds conference attendance and provides a bursary for accommodation and travel. It is open to recent contributors to the journal on an application basis.
The program’s target conferences are the Japanese Studies Association of Australia (JSAA) and the Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) conferences. These biennial conferences are held in alternate years in June-July, and the release of NVJS is timed to coincide with these conferences each year.
The New Voices Scholar program aims to help outstanding authors create a profile for themselves and their work, forge professional networks and gain experience in academic contexts by presenting their research in person. In this way, it helps authors to build the skills and track record needed to begin an academic career.
The program also contributes to raising the profile of the journal and increasing the active readership of NVJS authors’ work.
New Voices Scholars receive:
- Fully paid conference registration
- Assistance with travel and/or accommodation expenses
- Promotion through NVJS and The Japan Foundation, Sydney channels
New Voices Scholars agree to:
- Present on a topic related to their NVJS article
- Use the NVJS logo in their presentation
- Include a mention of NVJS in their presenter bio/abstract for the conference
Authors whose work was published in the most recent volume, or who have received confirmation from NVJS of intent to publish their work in a forthcoming volume are eligible. For authors of articles submitted to a forthcoming volume, acceptance into the program is contingent upon final acceptance of the article.
All eligible authors will be contacted directly by NVJS and invited to apply. The call for applicants opens in or around early April.
Acceptance is based on:
- Merit and quality of the author’s NVJS article
- Proposed presentation’s adherence/relevance to the author’s NVJS article
- Number of places available
The number of places available each year may vary depending on conference registration costs and other budget-related factors.