Southeast Asia Emerging Scholars Fellowship

The Canadian Southeast Asian Studies Initiative (CSEASI) will fund graduate students to attend the Canadian Council for Southeast Asian Studies (CCSEAS) conference in Québec City, 12 to 14 October 2023.  

To be eligible, you should be a graduate student at one of the consortium universities studying  Southeast Asia and/or its diasporas. You do not need to present a paper.

Applications with be judged on commitment to future work on Southeast Asia or its diaspora(s), financial need and academic potential.

CSEASI expects to give out 12 to 20 travel bursaries sufficient to cover transport to Québec, dependent on the distance and cost of travel.

Applications can be submitted virtually via or send the following information to

  • Name:
  • Email
  • The Consortium University with which you are affiliated: University of Victoria; York University; McGill University; Université de Montréal; University of Saskatchewan; University of British Columbia; Université Laval; University of Toronto; Bishop’s University
  • Level of Study—doctoral or masters:
  • Year in your program:
  • Title and 200 Word description of graduate research project:
  • Does your university or research project offer funding? (If yes, how much):
  • Estimated cost of train or economy airfare:
  • Attach the following: Your CV, which should include the name and email of your supervisor

Next Steps

Applications submitted before 15 August 2023 will be notified of acceptance by 01 September 2023. Applications submitted after 15 August will be considered on a rolling basis until funds are exhausted.

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