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

Lecture Series
Community Research Engagement Initiatives
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

Student Award Winners


Self-funded visiting scholarly are frequently hosted by YCAR, but the Centre also has two programmes that support visitors:

Research Collaboration Fellowship
YCAR-ABMP Postdoctoral Fellowship


Other sources of research funding at York University:

External and Internal Opportunities
LAPS International Collaboration Grants
LAPS Funding for Research Events and Outreach Activities
LAPS International & Community Collaborative Events Fund
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
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada