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 2015 award consists of $5,000.

Interested applicants will be required to provide a nomination package to CERLAC no later than March 15 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. Also, include a clear statement of  your financial needs and a timeline of how the student  envisions finishing their degree;
  • a sample of their research;
  • academic transcripts (can be submitted up to one week after the application deadline); and
  • two letters of reference; and
  • Applicants must also complete the Student Financial Profile form.

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

Preference will be given to a PhD candidate (applications from master’s students will not be considered) 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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