Call for applications for newly established scholarship

The Centre for Research on Latin America & the Caribbean at York University (CERLAC) is calling for applications to a newly established scholarship fund intended to support the research of PhD students whose work is of relevance to Caribbean studies.

The application deadline for the Grace and David Taylor Graduate Scholarship in Caribbean Studies is March 22. The 2013 award consists of $5,000.

The Grace and David Taylor Graduate Scholarship in Caribbean Studies is intended to support PhD students at York University whose research is related to Caribbean studies so they might focus on research during the fieldwork phase of their studies or while writing their thesis. Recipients will be selected based on academic excellence, significance of proposed research and financial need.

Application process:
Interested applicants will be required to provide a nomination package to CERLAC no later than March 22 to be considered for this scholarship.

Nomination packages will include the following:

  • a statement (no longer than three pages) outlining their areas of research and the importance of this research as it relates to Caribbean studies;
  • a sample of their research;
  • academic transcripts (can be submitted up to two weeks after the application deadline); and
  • two letters of reference.

Send applications to CERLAC, 8th Floor, York Research Tower, York University, 4700 Keele St., Toronto, ON, M3J 1P3.

Applicants must also complete the Student Financial Profile. Preference will be given to a PhD candidate with an approved dissertation proposal on file with the Office of the Dean, Graduate Studies, for distribution in the summer term for the year of consideration. By virtue of applying for this scholarship, students agree to share their statements with the donor who has established the scholarship.

For more information, contact CERLAC at