Funding and Awards

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 Support Fund
Workshop Fund
Publication Support Fund
Other Opportunities


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 Fellowship
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
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

Student Award Winners


Self-funded visiting scholarly are frequently hosted by YCAR, but the Centre also has a programme that supports visitors:

Research Collaboration Fellowship

Other sources of research funding at York University:

External and Internal Opportunities
LA&PS International Collaboration Grants
LA&PS Funding for Research Events and Outreach Activities
SSHRC Small Grants Programme
SSHRC Grant In Aid of Travel


External Sources of Funding:

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