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
Other Activities
Request for Event or Activity Support from YCAR (be used for requests that don’t fit into other specific categories)

Graduate Student Funding

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)
Penny & John Van Esterik Award for Graduate Research on Southeast Asia
Vivienne Poy Asian Research Award
Vivienne Poy Hakka Graduate Research Award
YCAR Language Award
Young-Rahn Woo Memorial Graduate Award (Korean Studies)

Professional Development Funding for Graduate Associates

YCAR Language Award
YCAR Professional Development Fund

Undergraduate Student Awards

David Wurfel Award for Philippine Studies

Essay Awards

Global Hong Kong Project and Essay Award
Undergraduate Asia and Asian Diaspora Essay Awards

(For previous award recipients, visit

Research Support Funds

The Centre offers also offers these research support funds:

Canada-China Initiatives Fund (CCIF)
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