The 2022 Aileen San Pablo Baviera Prize
Call for Nominations, 3 January – 4 March 2022

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In memory of our dear friend and colleague, GRADNAS has established the Aileen San Pablo Baviera Prize, to recognize impactful academic publications on Southeast Asia-China international relations.

​Aileen S. P. Baviera was a leading Southeast Asian scholar, an expert on Philippine foreign policy and a China specialist, whose research focused on China’s international and security relations, especially in Southeast Asia. She traversed the academic and policy worlds with equal ease. Her work was marked by accuracy and integrity, and she brought grace, humility and kindness to all her engagements with others. In 2016, Professor Baviera noted that “it is important to put more China content across different fields so that a broad range of stakeholders will come to appreciate the different aspects of China”, and reminded us that “[t]he goal is to publish more original research and come up with research-based analyses and recommendations.”

For more information about Professor Aileen San Pablo Baviera’s work and legacy which this prize commemorates, see this short article in the Chinese Studies Journal vol. 15.

Prize Criteria:

Academic publication (peer-reviewed journal article, book, or book chapter).

Published between 1 January 2020 and 31 December 2021.

Subject or focus of publication: Southeast Asia-China international relations.

Potential or demonstrated scholarly contribution and non-academic impact.

To apply:

We welcome self-nominations and third-party nominations. Please email with the following information:

1. A soft copy of the nominated academic publication.

2. Contact details of the author(s).

3. A statement of nomination, with reference to the Prize Criteria above (max 300 words).

Closing date: 4 March 2022.

Announcement of results: 21 March 2022.

2022 Prize Committee: Evelyn Goh, Helen Nesadurai, Amitav Acharya.