The Penny & John Van Esterik Award for Graduate Research on Southeast Asia

The Award will be granted annually to a graduate student conducting research on Southeast Asia especially where such research will require the student to travel to Southeast Asia. Preference will be given to doctoral students carrying out historical, cultural or artistic projects in the region.  If no such candidates are available, masters students studying any appropriate academic topic in the region will be considered. Canadian Citizens, permanent residents, protected persons and international students are all eligible.

Applications will be adjudicated by the York Centre for Asian Research (YCAR) based on 1) Academic quality of the propose research, and 2) the applicant’s grades. Financial needs (as determined through the Student Financial Profile) may also be considered when selecting recipients.

One award is offered and is valued at $2,000. It is intended to support research activities, including travel.

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

Further, 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 Fellowship as well as describing how their newly acquired knowledge will aid future learning and research.

——Penny & John Van Esterik——

The Award was established by Penny and John Van Esterik to help York students develop expertise in Southeast Asia. Penny and John are cultural anthropologists with a wide range of research experiences in the region. Penny retired from the Department of Anthropology in 2014, and continues to conduct research on maternal and child nutrition and other topics. John taught a range of courses for Anthropology and the Division of Social Science until his retirement from York University in 2008.

The deadline for applications is Monday, 11 February 2019 before 4pm, with the successful applicant being notified within one month.

Application form: https://laps.apps01.yorku.ca/machform/view.php?id=411370
Referee Form: https://laps.apps01.yorku.ca/machform/view.php?id=411688

For more information, please contact YCAR at ycar@yorku.ca.