As part of SPAFACON2019 activities, SEAMEO SPAFA shall be hosting one-day workshops on 21 June 2019 at the conference venue (S31 Hotel), facilitated by experienced professionals/scholars in their respective fields.



Facilitated by Tuklas Pilipinas Society, a non-profit organization that focuses on archaeology as a basis for promoting heritage literacy and cultural consciousness in the Philippines and the region.

The workshop is aimed at archaeologists, cultural and heritage workers in crafting interactive and engaging heritage trails in their respective locales to better communicate heritage concepts, history, and lessons on shared heritage.

This one-day workshop will equip participants with knowledge, skills and attitudes (KSA) in developing an experiential learning module design in interpreting heritage.Click here for more details (PDF).

FEE: 600 THB / US$20 whichincludes lunch and refreshments.
Payment will be collected at the SPAFACON registration desk. Workshops are open to the public with limited places available.



The workshop will aim to improve competencies and skills for writing academic papers, namely research reports and articles, in English language for journal publications, eg. the SPAFA Journal. The main theme will focus on archaeology, anthropology and heritage-related disciplines, targeted to twenty-five (25) participants This confidence-building one-day workshop will equip participants with communication, structuring and referencing skills, with the end aim to produce an abstract and outline through fun activities. Top abstracts/outlines will be eligible to receive mentorship and editing guidance for their work to be published in the SPAFA Journal.

The workshop will be delivered by Dr Kyle Latinis, who also conducted the workshop in 2016 and a team of volunteers from Singapore. Click here for more details (PDF).

FEE: 600 THB / US$20 which includes lunch and refreshments. Payment will be collected at the SPAFACON registration desk.

Workshops are open to the public with limited places available.

National Geographic Grant
Workshop Opportunity for
Archaeologists and


The National Geographic Society is an impact-driven global nonprofit organization that has awarded grants since 1890, with the aim to explore and document our world. Through our work we push the boundaries of exploration, furthering understanding of our world and empowering us all to generate solutions for a healthy, more sustainable future for generations to come. Our ultimate vision: a planet in balance. Part of this mission is to drive research of our origins as a species and the obstacles we have overcome, to understand our place on the planet today. For more information, please see: What We Fund.

TheUncovering Human Origins in Africa and Asia Request for Proposals (Human Origins RFP) grants initiative continues building on National Geographic’s legacy by supporting pioneering research in paleoanthropology and paleolithic archaeology in some of the most exciting areas of the world. The National Geographic Society acknowledges the importance of Southeast Asia in adding new chapters to our story as a species, and seeks to fund innovative research in the region through the Human Origins RFP.

To support Human Origins research in Southeast Asia, the National Geographic Society will conduct a 1.5 day grant writing workshop in Bangkok on June 21st and June 22nd 2019, in association with the SEAMEO-SPAFA conference. The workshop is intended primarily to support Southeast Asian nationals conducting paleoanthropology and/or paleolithic archaeology research in the region. Attendants will receive information about developing a successful National Geographic Society grant application, and will have the opportunity to practice these skills in an interactive, collaborative environment.

We kindly invite you to submit a Statement of Interest to participate in the grant writing workshop. The Statement of Interest can be accessed and completed through this link. The Statement of Interest must be completed in English.

We will prioritize applicants who are:

  • Southeast Asian nationals and/or researchers based in Southeast Asia;
  • Conducting research in paleoanthropology and/or paleolithic archaeology;
  • Have started, or are seeking opportunities to start a field school to build capacity in the region.

The National Geographic Society will invite 20 participants to submit a full grant application and attend the workshop. More details about the workshop will be available for invitees only. The National Geographic Society will provide workshop materials and lunch, but will not cover travel and stay costs during the workshop period.

We will receive Statements of Interest for the workshop until April 19th 2019, 5pm EST. Those accepted for the workshop will then be invited to submit a full Grant Application by May 31, 2019, 5pm EST. Submission of a complete grant proposal is required for participation in the workshop. A sample application is available here. While the workshop is an invitation-only event, participation in the workshop is not required to apply for an NGS grant. National Geographic Society grant applications may be submitted at any time by clicking the “Apply/Log In” button here.