The National Library is pleased to announce the five recipients of the 2024 Asia Study Grants.

The Asia Study Grants program offers researchers a four-week residency at the Library in 2024, with supported access to our Asian language and Asia-related collections. Recipients will also receive an honorarium of $5000 for use as a stipend, travel and accommodation support.

2024 Asia Study Grants recipients and their projects are listed below.


Supported by the Harold S. Williams Trust

Dr Anita Dewi, Charles Sturt University
Libraries, librarianship, and librarians in Indonesia: The past and present

Ms Rafiqa Qurrata Ayun, University of Melbourne
Revisiting the origin of Indonesia's blasphemy law; how illiberal politics shapes the discriminative law

Supported by Opalgate Foundation

A/Prof Olivia Khoo, Monash University
Genealogies of Asian Australian Leadership

A/Prof Shih-Wen Chen, Deakin University
Science, Children, and the Environment in Chinese Children’s Literature, 1875-1945

Miss Suprawee Asanasak, University of Melbourne
Translation and Transmission of the Thai Legal Tradition

Thank you

The National Library would like to thank the Harold S. Williams Trust and the Opalgate Foundation for their support of the Asia Study Grants program.  


The Asia Study Grants program offers academics and PhD students the opportunity to engage with the National Library of Australia's Asian language and Asia-related collections.

These grants offer a four-week period of intensive research, where scholars have supported access to the Library’s materials, facilities and staff.