The York Centre for Asian Research (YCAR) is offering student awards for research and fieldwork in Asia and/or Asian diaspora. The application deadline for all awards is Monday, Feb. 8, at 4pm.
The following is a summary of the funding opportunities currently available.
Albert C.W. Chan Foundation Fellowship ($1,000)
This fellowship was established by the Albert C.W. Chan Foundation to encourage and assist 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. For more information about eligibility criteria and application process, visit ycar.apps01.yorku.ca/research/research-fellowships-awards/albert-c-w-chan-foundation-fellowship.
David Wurfel Award ($2,000)
The David Wurfel Award provides financial support to an honours undergraduate or graduate student who has demonstrated the need to conduct research related to a thesis, course paper or project on the topic of Filipino history, culture or society. Preference will be given to undergraduate or master’s student applicants. The award is open to students enrolled at York University in social sciences or humanities programs (including the Faculties of Law; Education; the Arts, Media, Performance & Design; and Environmental Studies) who: are Canadian citizens, permanent residents or protected persons; have a grade point average of at least 6.0; and demonstrate financial need. Applicants must also have demonstrated promise of leadership with respect to the Filipino community in Canada. For more information about eligibility criteria and application process, visit ycar.apps01.yorku.ca/research/research-fellowships-awards/david-wurfel-award.
The Dr. Sangdeok Woo and Mrs. Kwisoon Lim Woo Memorial Graduate Award ($12,500)
This award supports graduate students undertaking research on the topics of Korean history, culture or society. This award was generously endowed by the Woo family. The recipient must: be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person; be a resident of Ontario; and demonstrate financial need. For more information and application details, visit ycar.apps01.yorku.ca/research/research-fellowships-awards/dr-sangdeok-woo-mrs-kwisoon-lim-woo-memorial-graduate-award.
Sivalingam Award in Tamil Studies ($2,500)
This award is intended to encourage and promote research with a substantive focus on Tamil language, history, culture, society or the Tamil diaspora, but comparative research is also eligible. For more information and application details, visit ycar.apps01.yorku.ca/research/research-fellowships-awards/n-sivalingam-award-tamil-studies.
The Young-Rahn Woo Memorial Graduate Award ($12,500)
This award is for graduate student research in Korean language, culture studies or research that may require the student researcher to travel to Korea. Preference will be given to students in visual arts. In the event that there are no such candidates available, consideration will be extended to graduate students studying a topic in the humanities or fine arts (especially visual arts) elsewhere in Asia. This award was generously endowed by the Woo family. For more information and application details, visit ycar.apps01.yorku.ca/research/research-fellowships-awards/young-rahn-woo-memorial-graduate-award.
For all funding opportunities at YCAR, visit ycar.apps01.yorku.ca/research/research-fellowships-awards.
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