YCAR offers several awards for students

The York Centre for Asian Research (YCAR) offers several graduate awards for research and fieldwork in East Asia, Southeast Asia, the Philippines, Korea, Sri Lanka, and related Asian diasporas.

York University graduate students conducting research on topics related to Korea or the Korean diaspora are encouraged to apply for two awards, each valued at $12,500.

The Dr. Sangdeok Woo and Mrs. Kwisoon Lim Woo Memorial Graduate Award will support a graduate student undertaking research on the topics of Korean history, culture or society. The recipient must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person, and resident of Ontario, and demonstrate financial need.

Dr. Woo, one of Korea’s most distinguished scholars in legal medicine, laid a foundation for the development of National Institute of Scientific Investigation in that country. He was also a dedicated attending professor for 30 years at his alma mater, Yonsei University in Seoul.

Dr. Woo and his family also established the Young-Rahn Woo Memorial Graduate Award in loving memory of their wife and mother. The award is open to graduate students conducting research in Korean language or culture studies or whose research may require them to travel to Korea. Preference will be given to students in visual arts but 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. Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated a commitment to community volunteerism.

The application deadline for these awards is Monday, Feb. 13, 2017 before 4pm.

For more information and application details, visit http://ycar.apps01.yorku.ca/research/research-fellowships-awards/ or email ycar@yorku.ca.

To learn more about other graduate student awards for language acquisition and fieldwork offered by the York Centre for Asian Research (YCAR), visit www.yorku.ca/ycar.

York University students who are engaged in research on Asia and/or Asian diaspora are invited to apply to several awards offered by the York Centre for Asian Research (YCAR).

The deadline for the following awards is 4pm on Monday, Feb. 13, 2017.

N. Sivalingam Award in Tamil Studies – 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

Vivienne Poy Asian Research Award – Field research in Asia

YCAR Language Award – Funds to support language study

Albert C.W. Chan Foundation Fellowship – To encourage and assist graduate students to carry out field research in East and/or Southeast Asia

David Wurfel Award for Philippine Studies – Awarded to an honours undergraduate or graduate student who has demonstrated the need to conduct research related to a thesis or course paper or project on the topic of Filipino history, culture or society. Preference will be given to undergraduate or masters student applicants

More information on awards and the application process can be found here.