The South Asian Studies Association of Australia aims to build the research capacity of individual members as well as the broader research profile of South Asian Studies in Australia.

The Association is also proud to support Higher Degree by Research (HDR) students and Early Career Researchers (ECR) by co-sponsoring workshops aimed at developing research skills and creating research networks.

Benefits of Membership

Members will

  • Join a community of researchers and educators working in South Asian studies
  • Have the opportunity to network with a diverse range of academics based in Australia and around the world
  • Be alerted to job, grant, and workshop/conference opportunities through regular newsletters and communication
  • Receive updates about our initiatives, member publications and news
  • Have the opportunity to promote their publications and news
  • Be eligible to apply for prizes and event funding
  • Receive an annual hard copy subscription (and online access) to our flagship journal South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies

To become a  Member please follow  below:

Click the relevant registration button, fill in your details and make payment for your membership via Credit Card or PayPal.

The following are our categories of membership with their respective rates.

Full Membership

$95 AUD a year

A person employed at a university, research institute or equivalent


$60 AUD a year

Retired or based in South Asia

HDR Candidates

$75 AUD a year

Higher degree by research students enrolled in a doctoral or masters research program

Unsalaried ECRs

$75 AUD a year

Early career researchers within 5 years of receiving their doctorate without salaried employment