Applications sought for Grace and David Taylor Graduate Scholarship in Caribbean Studies


The Centre for Research on Latin America & the Caribbean at York University (CERLAC) is soliciting applications for the Grace and David Taylor Graduate Scholarship in Caribbean Studies.

The scholarship is intended to support PhD students at York University whose research is related to Caribbean studies so that 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, likelihood of completion, and financial need.  Preference will be given to a PhD student whose dissertation proposal has been accepted.

The 2014 award consists of $5,000.

Interested applicants will be required to provide a nomination package to (CERLAC) no later than March 31 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 2 weeks after the application deadline); and
  • two letters of reference.

Applications should be sent to CERLAC, 8th Floor, Kaneff Tower, York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, ON  M3J 1P3.

Applicants must also complete the Student Financial Profile (SFP).

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.

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