Funding and Awards

Events and Activities

The Centre provides funding for research activities and events that are proposed and organized by its Associates:

Lecture Series
Community Research Engagement Initiatives
Public Lecture
Other Activities

Graduate Student Awards

YCAR supports Graduate Associates who are engaged in research on Asia and/or Asian diaspora through various research, language training and professional development awards:

Albert C.W. Chan Foundation Award
David Wurfel Award for Philippine Studies
Dr. Sangdeok Woo and Mrs. Kwisoon Lim Woo Memorial Graduate Award (Korean Studies)
N. Sivalingam Award in Tamil Studies
Nirvan Bhavan Graduate Fellowship (India or Indian diaspora)
Vivienne Poy Asian Research Award
YCAR Language Award
Young-Rahn Woo Memorial Graduate Award (Korean Studies)
Professional Development Fund
Undergraduate Asia and Asian Diaspora Essay Awards

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Research Support Funds

The Centre offers research support funds to our Faculty Associates for collaborations and publications:
Research Collaboration Fellowship
Publication Support Fund

Other Funding Opportunities

Other sources of research funding at York University:
External and Internal Opportunities for York faculty and students  (via PPY)
Opportunities for LA&PS faculty and students (via PPY)

External Sources of Funding:
The Academy of Korean Studies
American Council of Learned Societies
International Development Research Centre
The Korea Foundation
Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

Funding & Awards

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