This award was established by the Albert C.W. Chan Foundation in order to encourage and assist graduate students to carry out field research in East and/or Southeast Asia. Applicants must be Canadian citizens, permanent residents or protected persons; be Ontario residents; and demonstrate financial need.

The value of the award is $1,000.

The successful student will be required to provide YCAR with documentation that confirms their travel arrangements and will receive their Award within 30 days.

Within two weeks upon their return, the successful student will be required to provide YCAR with a two-page report that details how their research benefited from the Award as well as describing how their newly acquired knowledge will aid future learning and research.

The application deadline is Monday, 30 October 2023 by 4pm. Selection will be made by YCAR and will be announced within 30 days.

Applications should include:

  1. CV
  2. An unofficial copy of current York University transcript of marks (accessed through Student Web Services)
  3. Two-page research proposal
  4. One page summary of the student’s personal and educational background
  5. Any supporting documentation, including Human Participants Research Protocol (if applicable).

Each applicant should have one referee submit a Recommendation Form on the student’s behalf.

York University Award Code: 1861

Application Form:
Recommendation Form for referee:

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