Applications now being accepted for David Wurfel and Albert C.W. Chan awards

YCAR senior research associate David Wurfel

The York Centre for Asian Research (YCAR) is now accepting applications for two awards offered in the Winter 2014 term – the Albert C.W. Chan Foundation Fellowship and the David Wurfel Award for Philippine Studies. The application deadline for both awards is 4pm on Monday, Feb. 10.

David Wurfel
David Wurfel

One Albert C.W. Chan Foundation Fellowship worth $1,000 is available. Established by the Albert C.W. Chan Foundation, the fellowship encourages and assists graduate students to carry out field research in East and/or Southeast Asia. Applicants must be Canadian citizens, permanent residents or protected persons, be Ontario residents and demonstrate financial need.

Applications for the David Wurfel Award for Philippine Studies, valued at $1,500, are welcomed from undergraduate and graduate students who have a demonstrated need to conduct research related to a thesis or course paper or project on the topic of Filipino history, culture or society. The Award was established in 2006 by Senior YCAR Research Associate Dr. David Wurfel. He wanted to contribute to the emergence of a new generation of Filipino leadership that is grounded in the country’s history, culture and public affairs.

For full application details or to obtain the application form(s), visit the YCAR website or e-mail