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Deadline April 15, 2015

Grants & Awards, Student: Scholarships and Bursaries Call for Applications

The Centre for South Asian Studies administers five awards to support graduate student research on South Asia. Due to the structure of endowments, these awards are not offered every year. For a list of academic awards being offered this academic year, see below. The annual application deadline is April 15, 2015. Results are announced in late April and funds are disbursed in early May.
An asterisk (*) indicates that the award is part of the Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Funds (OSOTF) and applicants must be Ontario residents and demonstrate financial need. For the purpose of OSOTF awards, an Ontario resident is either a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada who has an Ontario mailing address at the time the award is made.

 

The following awards are open for application this year:

 

1)The Diljit and Gulshan Juneja Award for South Asian Studies

  • Value per award= approx. $800-$1000
  • This is an OSOTF award* (made on the basis of financial need and academic merit)
  • It is awarded to one or more graduate students in any department or faculty in the University whose course program or research is concentrated in the area of South Asian Studies

 

2)The India-Canada Association Scholarship

  • Value per award = approx. $750-$1000
  • This is awarded to one or more full-time graduate student(s) at the University of Toronto engaged in research in the field of South Asian Studies
  • Made on the basis of academic merit
  • Preference will be given to candidates whose research activities require travel to India

 

3) The Indo-Canadian Advisory Group Bursary for the Study of India

  • Value = approx. $1400
  • This is an OSOTF award* (made on the basis of financial need and academic merit)
  • The recipient must be enrolled in the Collaborative Master’s and Doctoral Program in South Asian Studies
  • Preference will be given to students whose course of study or research is focused on India

4)The Sandhya Ray Award for Indian Philosophy and Religion

  • Value = approximately $800-$1000
  • This is awarded to one or more graduate students in good standing in the University of Toronto who have demonstrated excellence in study or research in religion and/or philosophy of India, preferably with special emphasis on humanism and spiritualism in ancient Indian philosophy

 

Application Procedures

The application deadline is Wednesday, April 15, 2015.   Students may apply for more than one award, as long as their research fits the general description of any given award.
Please submit separate applications for each award. For each separate award application, please submit the following documents in a single pdf file titled with your last name and the award title, eg. LastName.IndCanAdvisoryGrp.pdf.   Send them via email with the subject line CSAS 2015/Award Title (eg. CSAS2014/India Canada Advisory Group Bursary Award) to csas.assist@utoronto.ca.
·         Proposal for the deployment of funds, based on your academic research and project (500 words)
·         Curriculum vitae (including contact information and the names and contact information for 2 academic referees)
·         Academic transcript (printout or pdf from ROSI is fine)
·         A 5–10 page writing sample

 

For OSOTF awards:

If the award you are applying for is  an OSOTF award, then please also submit  a completed OSOTF Financial Needs Assessment Form (a copy can be downloaded here) - this is only necessary for awards with an asterisk (*) above.  This may be submitted as a separate pdf with your application pdf file.

Deadline: April 15, 2015

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Deadline March 23, 2015

External, Student, Travel: Internship Opportunities at Canadian missions in China

Internship opportunities at Canadian missions in China – June to December 2015

Internship opportunities at Canadian missions in China:

The Embassy of Canada to China – Beijing
The Consulate General of Canada – Shanghai
The Consulate General of Canada – Chongqing
The Consulate General of Canada – Guangzhou
The Consulate General of Canada – Hong Kong

Program description

The Embassy of Canada to China in Beijing, the Consulate General of Canada in Shanghai, the Consulate General of Canada in Guangzhou, the Consulate General of Canada in Chongqing, and the Consulate General of Canada in Hong Kong and Macao, welcome applications for internship opportunities available from mid-June to December 2015. Internship opportunities at Canadian missions in China provide successful candidates with an opportunity to be involved in governmental affairs and to develop an understanding of the Canada-China bilateral relationship or the Canada-Hong Kong relationship. The internships are six months in duration. Please note that, in exceptional cases, the duration of the internship may be shorter or longer than six months. Please refer to the following pages for complete descriptions of the available internship positions.

Eligibility

Only Canadian citizens may apply.
Selected candidates must pass a reliability security screening before the start of the internship.

Remuneration and health insurance

The internships are non-remunerating, and interns are not eligible for any benefits. Interns will be reimbursed for their visa fee upon presentation of receipt. It is mandatory for interns to arrange their own travel and health insurance to cover them for the full duration of the internship. Successful candidates will be asked to show proof of insurance prior to starting work.

Application process

Candidates should identify their preferred internship(s) and apply through their academic institutions. Candidates should submit their curriculum vitae, a letter of intent of strictly one page or less, Candidate Internship Form 2015  and a recent academic transcript.

Application deadline

Applications must be submitted to the Asian Institute no later than Monday March 23, 2015 at 5:00 PM.  Proposed candidates from these applications will be sent  to the Embassy before Friday, April 3, 2015.

We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those to be interviewed will be contacted.

Opportunities at the The Embassy of Canada to China – Beijing

 

>> Internship in the Public Diplomacy Section

The interns in the Public Diplomacy Section will work closely with other officers in the section on a range of projects, including: planning and coordinating cultural and public events, creating content for the Embassy’s social media account and website, writing and contributing to reports and background briefs, and conducting research on various topics. The interns will also provide support in the planning and delivery of incoming missions, delegations, and high-level visits. Through this internship, the interns will acquire in-depth understanding of the functioning of an Embassy and how Canada’s public diplomacy is put into practice.  Applicants should be comfortable with working in a Chinese environment. Excellent speaking and writing skills in English and/or French are essential; knowledge of written and/or spoken Mandarin is an asset. Strong computer proficiency and graphic design skills are also desirable.

 >> Internship in the Economics and Finance section

As an intern in the Economics and Finance section, the successful applicant will work closely with the team on a variety of research projects relating to China’s economy. Assignments are varied and can range from topics on competiveness, investment trends, and the general economic climate. The intern will be responsible for supporting the team by gathering and manipulating data, retrieving newspaper articles, summarizing third-party research, and producing reports. The intern will gain a better understanding of various sectors of the Chinese economy and how they impact Canada and Canadian companies. The intern will also acquire an in-depth understanding of the functioning of an Embassy, how applied economic research is conducted, and how Canada’s diplomacy is put into practice. Applicants should be comfortable with working in a Chinese environment. Excellent speaking and writing skills in English and/or French are essential; knowledge of written and/or spoken Mandarin is an asset. A background in economics, and experience with spreadsheets and PowerPoint, are also desirable.

>> Internship in the Political Section (2 Positions)

As an intern in the Political section, the successful applicant will work closely with political officers in monitoring China’s political landscape and drafting timely reports on trends and significant changes in the policy environment affecting Canada’s bilateral interests and activities in China. The intern will also be responsible for the conduct of advanced research covering various issues of interest to Canada in China, including: governance and human rights, domestic politics, issues related to the environment, labour, health, legal issues, China’s foreign policy, regional security, and arctic policy. The intern will assist the Political section in the planning and delivery of incoming missions, delegations and high level visits, as well as develop and implement special projects. The intern will also be responsible for the production of daily press scans and other related duties as required. Through this internship, the intern will acquire an in-depth understanding of the functioning of an Embassy and how Canada’s diplomacy is put into practice. Applicants should be comfortable with working in a Chinese environment. Excellent speaking and writing skills in English or French are essential; knowledge of written and/or spoken Mandarin is an asset.

>> Internship in the Trade Section (2 Positions)

As interns in the Trade Section, the successful applicants will work closely with trade commissioners to organize and implement events as well as conduct research. The interns will support trade commissioners working in sectorial and functional teams covering diverse files such as education, clean technologies, natural resources, information and communications technology, aerospace, life sciences and investment. Interns will conduct
research on Canadian companies operating in China and identify market opportunities available to Canadian small and medium-sized enterprises
(SMEs). Interns will be asked to contribute to social media campaigns aimed at attracting Canadian SMEs to the Chinese market and equipping
these companies with the tools and knowledge necessary to compete in the Chinese business environment. Through this internship, the intern
will gain insight into the mandate and work of the Embassy and the Trade Section, its function within the China Network, and, most importantly,
what Canadian interests are and how the Embassy advances Canadian priorities. Applicants should be comfortable with working in a Chinese environment. Excellent speaking and writing skills in English and/or French are essential; knowledge of written and/or spoken Mandarin is an asset. A major in business, international relations or any other field related to the work of the Trade Section is required.

 

Opportunities at the The Consulate General of Canada, shanghai

>> Internship in the Trade Section

As an intern in the Trade Section, the successful applicant will work closely with officers to organize and implement events to attract companies with potential to invest in Canada. The intern will research, develop and establish corporate profiles of the following: East China-based companies with interest in investing in Canada, regional centers with investment potential, and the 200+ Canadian companies that have invested in the region. The intern will contact companies to ascertain their interest in investing in Canada. The intern will conduct research into local incentives offered to foreign companies and into East China’s Qualified Domestic Institutional Investor (QDII) program. In addition to updating a list of industrial parks in East China, the intern will draft profiles of QDII limited partners and asset managers and of venture capital organizations and companies in East China. The intern will compile a database of Canadian alumni currently employed in the Shanghai financial services industry, in conjunction with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai and the Canada-China Business Council.  Through this internship, the intern will gain insight into the mandate and work of the Consulate and the Trade Section, its function within the China Network, and, most importantly, what Canadian interests are and how the Consulate advances Canadian priorities.  Applicants should be comfortable to work in a Chinese environment. Excellent speaking and writing skills in English or French are essential; knowledge of written and/or spoken Mandarin is an asset. A major in business, international relations or any other field related to the work of the Trade Section is required.

>> Internship in the Common Services Section

As an intern in the Common Services Section, the successful applicant will work closely with officers in a number of areas related to the internal
operations of the Consulate General. Within the Finance Section, the intern will assist in processing transactions and participate in preparing
financial reports. As a member of the Property Section, the intern will assist with drafting and executing contracts, as well as working with local
contractors to complete property projects. The intern will also provide logistical support, as necessary, during high-level visits. The intern will
also have an opportunity to play a role on the Consular Services team, providing consular assistance to Canadians in the region. Through this
internship, the successful candidate will acquire an in-depth understanding of the internal functioning of a Canadian Government
Office abroad. Applicants should be comfortable with working in a Chinese environment. Excellent speaking and writing skills in English and/or French are essential; knowledge of written and/or spoken Mandarin is an asset.

 

Opportunities at the The Consulate General of Canada, Chongqing

>> Internship at the Consulate General of Canada in Chongqing (2 Positions)

The Canadian Consulate General in Chongqing is the smallest Canadian consulate in China, consisting of 12 full-time equivalent staff and covering
the dynamic and fast-growing regions of Chongqing city, Sichuan province, Yunnan province, and Guizhou province. Especially due to the small size
of the office, interns can expect to gain hands-on experience through direct involvement in projects, and can expect their work to have a measurable impact on the success of the team’s initiatives. Successful applicants will work closely with lead officers in the Trade and Foreign Policy and Diplomacy Service sections on trade promotion and public diplomacy projects. Interns will provide support, including logistics and event management, in the planning and delivery of incoming missions, delegations and high-level visits. Interns will contribute to the Consulate’s reporting and will assist in the development and implementation of special projects. Interns may also coordinate website, newsletter and other communications products, and will also be responsible for other duties as required. Through this internship, interns will gain an understanding of the mandate and work of the Consulate, its function within the China Network, and how the Consulate advances Canada’s
priorities and interests in Southwest China. Applicants should be comfortable working in a Chinese environment. Excellent speaking and writing skills in English and/or French are essential.

Opportunities at the The Consulate General of Canada, Guangzhou

>> Internship in the Foreign Policy and Diplomacy Service (FPDS) Section

As an intern in the FPDS Section, the successful applicant will work closely with officers in monitoring South China’s political landscape and drafting
timely reports on trends and significant changes in the policy environment affecting Canada’s bilateral interests and activities in South China. The intern will also be responsible for the conduct of research covering various issues of interest to Canada in China, including: economic policy and developments, governance and human rights, provincial and local politics, issues related to the environment, labour, health, and legal issues. The successful applicant will also work closely with lead officers on public diplomacy projects and the Consul General’s outreach, as well as academic and cultural affairs. The intern will provide support, including logistics and events management, in the planning and delivery of incoming missions, delegations and high level visits. Through this internship, the successful candidate will gain an understanding of the mandate and work of the Consulate and the FPDS Section, its function within the China Network, and, most importantly, what Canadian interests are and how the Consulate advances Canada’s priorities. Applicants should be comfortable with working in a Chinese environment. Excellent speaking and writing skills in English and/or French are essential. A major in political science, Asian studies, international relations, or any other fields related to the work of the FPDS Section is required.

 

Opportunities at the The Consulate General of Canada, Hong Kong

>> Internship in the Foreign Policy and Diplomacy Service (FPDS) Section

The successful applicant will work closely with lead officers in the Foreign Policy and Diplomacy Service Section in monitoring Hong Kong and Macao’s political, human rights, and economic landscape, and drafting timely reports on trends and significant changes in these areas which impact Canada’s bilateral interests and activities in Hong Kong, Macao, and the Greater China region. The intern will also work closely with the
officers in charge of public affairs to update communications products, including providing regular content and updates for the Consulate General’s social media platforms. The intern will provide support, including logistics and events management, in the planning and delivery of incoming missions, delegations and high-level visits. The intern will also assist in the development and implementation of special projects, and will also be responsible for other duties as required. Throughout this internship, the intern will gain an understanding of the mandate and work of the Consulate General of Canada in Hong Kong. The intern will also develop a thorough understanding of the specific framework (the “One Country, Two Systems” policy) which governs the Hong Kong and Macao Special Administrative Regions within China. Interns will become part of the vibrant community of Canadians in Hong Kong, which is estimated at 300,000. This community includes dynamic young Canadians and Canadian students, as well as the Young Professionals Committee of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce (the largest such chamber outside of Canada). Applicants should be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment. Excellent speaking and writing skills in English and/or French are essential; knowledge of written and/or spoken Cantonese is an asset.

>> Internship in the Immigration Section

The successful applicant will work closely with immigration officers and analysts. The intern will learn how the Immigration and Refugee
Protection Act are applied to individual applications for temporary resident visas as well as permanent residence in Canada. The intern may conduct research, liaise with other sections of the Consulate General of Canada in Hong Kong as well as with headquarters in Ottawa, and report
on immigration and anti-fraud issues in China. They will assist with antifraud work such as quality assurance exercises and internet searches, maintaining contacts with like-minded missions, assisting Canada Border Services Agency inland offices with investigations, providing information to Ports of Entry regarding inadmissible passengers, scheduling and organizing meetings, and planning capacity building sessions with various
organizations. The intern will be involved in the development of the Immigration Section’s social media strategy, coordinating with social
media partners in the Embassy. Through this internship, the intern will gain an understanding of the mandate of Citizenship and Immigration
Canada and the Canada Border Services Agency. Applicants should be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment. Excellent speaking and writing skills in English and/or French are essential; knowledge of written and/or spoken Cantonese is an asset.

>> Internship in the Consular Section

Working in the largest passport and citizenship issuance operations outside Canada, the successful applicant will work closely with the Consul and Consular Officers to provide passport, citizenship, notarial and emergency services to Canadians residing in Hong Kong and Macao. The intern will develop a good understanding of our international and domestic frameworks such as the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, Transfer of Offenders Treaty, Privacy Act, Evidence Act, Canadian Passport Order, Citizenship Act, and learn how these apply in the Consular field. In our fast-paced environment, the intern will learn about the management strategies, technologies and business processes behind running a highly efficient and effective operation issuing over 27,000 passports and 3,000 citizenship certificates per year. The intern will also interact with clients by assisting in issuing passports, citizenship certificates and notarial documents. In addition, the intern will travel and participate in our quarterly outreach trip to Macao to provide consular services there. With the announcement of our 21st Century Consular Plan 2014-2017 initiative, the intern will assist in developing new innovative outreach strategies on how to actively engage Canadians through research and analysis of existing marketing channels including social media, wiki, website, newsletter, SMS and mobile device applications. Managing emergency crises in times of natural disasters and large-scale accidents is an important function within the Consular program. The intern will assist with refining our emergency plans as well as develop an emergency crisis management simulation exercise. The intern will also have the opportunity to deal with specific consular cases such as arrest and detention, and off-loaded passengers. To gain first-hand experience of managing stakeholder partnerships, the intern will attend internal senior management meetings, as well as external meetings and networking events with partners such as other foreign Consulates and local government departments. The intern will also work on specific projects related to the management of mission operations in areas such as management of finance and budget management, business planning and reporting, human resources, property, and security. Applicants should be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment. Excellent speaking and writing skills in English and/or French are essential; knowledge of spoken and/or written Cantonese or Mandarin is an asset.

 

Internship opportunities at Canadian missions in China

Deadline: March 23, 2015

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Deadline April 13, 2015

Grants & Awards, Student: Call for Nominations: Dr. David Chu Leadership Awards

Recognizing and celebrating outstanding leadership by undergraduate and graduate students in support of the study of the Asia-Pacific region

General Criteria/Eligibility:

This award recognizes student leadership and academic achievement in pursuing and promoting extra-curricular research related to the Asia-Pacific region. Examples of leadership include, but are not limited to, innovation and improvements to student organizations and activities such as the Contemporary Asian Studies Student Union (CASSU), the INDePth Conference, and the Global Ideas Institute. Any instances of demonstrated leadership that have led to the improvement of the student experience in the study of Asia-Pacific will be considered.

Nominees must be current undergraduate or graduate students in the Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of Toronto and Canadian Citizens or permanent residents.

Prizes:

Up to six winners will be selected and acknowledged with a $ 1,000 –$2,000 prize.

Nomination Procedures:

*Nominations may be made by Asian Institute core faculty members.
*The nomination letter should clearly state the nominee’s merits as outlined in the general criteria.
*The nominee’s contact information should accompany the nomination.

Deadline for Nominations: Monday, April 13, 2015

 

Submit nomination packages to:

Program Administrator& Communications Officer
Asian Institute at the Munk School of Global Affairs
1 Devonshire Place, Room 228N
Toronto, Ontario M5S 3K7
ai.asianstudies@utoronto.ca

Deadline: April 13, 2015

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Deadline March 16, 2015

Grants & Awards, Student, Travel: Call for Applications: Dr. David Chu Scholarships in Asia Pacific Studies

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Must be an undergraduate or graduate student in the Faculty of Arts and Science who is pursuing study or research related to the Asia Pacific region (east and southeast Asia). Preference will be given according to the following categories, in descending order of priority:
    1. Undergraduate students enrolled in the Contemporary Asian Studies Major or Dr. David Chu Major program in Asia Pacific Studies. Students may apply for either travel or non-travel awards.
    2. Graduate students enrolled in the Collaborative Master’s program in Asia Pacific Studies. Students may apply for either travel or non-travel awards.
    3. Graduate students in programs other than 2 above for whom Asia Pacific studies are a major focus of their studies, and who are traveling to conduct research in the Asia Pacific region.
    4. Undergraduate students in programs other than 1 above for whom Asia Pacific studies are a major focus of their studies, and who are traveling to attend a course of study at a university in the Asia Pacific region. Students must be in their third or fourth year of study; minimum CGPA for consideration is 2.50. Students who meet these criteria and who are attending the Summer Abroad program in Hong Kong are eligible to apply.
  • Financial need will be considered. Undergraduate students must demonstrate financial need by qualifying for OSAP for the fall-winter sessions in which the application is made. Graduate students must demonstrate financial need by qualifying for OSAP or by submitting a Financial Needs Assessment Form for the fall-winter sessions in which the application is made.
  • Please note: international students are not eligible

Value:

  • Travel awards (all categories): To be determined on the basis of estimated costs (see below)
  • Non travel awards: category 1 – $1000, category 2 – $5000
  • Travel awards are paid at the time of travel after students have completed a Safety Abroad Workshop and registered with the Safety Abroad Office (this can take up to one month)
  • Non-travel awards are paid after re-registration in the next fall session at the University of Toronto.

Applications:

Applications are composed of 6 parts that must be submitted together. Please ensure applications are complete upon submission. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Application Summary Form

  1. Application Summary Form
  2. One-page statement outlining the student’s program of study and/or research interests.
  3. Curriculum vitae.
  4. Detailed breakdown of estimated costs (travel awards only).
  5. One-page letter of support from a University of Toronto faculty member (must be submitted in a sealed envelope with the application).
  6. Copy of the applicant’s OSAP assessment (undergraduate/graduate students) or a Financial Needs Assessment Form (graduate students).Submit applications to:
    Faculty of Arts and Science Student Awards Committee
    c/o Lanor Mallon, Manager, Faculty Governance and Curriculum
    Sidney Smith Hall, Room 1006
    Toronto, Ontario, M5S 3G3

Deadline: March 16 at 5:00 p.m. – Late submissions will not be accepted.

Applicants will be notified of the decision by mail by end of April.

 

There will be an information session on Monday March 9. Register here to attend the session

Deadline: March 16, 2015

http://www.artsci.utoronto.ca/current/scholarships/march16/dr-david-chu-scholarships-in-asia-pacific-studies

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Grants & Awards, Student, Travel: Call for Applications: Yokohama National University Japan Short Visit Fellowship

The Global Studies Program for Multicultural Societies at Yokohama National University

Since 2008, Yokohama National University (YNU)’s Global Studies Program for Multicultural Societies has offered opportunities for international students to exchange ideas and discuss critical issues shared across various regions. YNU, located in the city of Yokohama within the greater Tokyo area and the historical center of Japan’s international relations, is proud to be a hub for this platform of international exchange.

In the 2015-16 academic year, YNU invites two U of T graduate students in humanities or social sciences to stay in Japan for three months and will provide them with an opportunity to conduct their own research as well as to exchange ideas with YNU students. Priority will be given to students whose research project corresponds with the Global Studies Program’s theme of critical inquiry of social dynamics from inter-regional or inter-cultural perspectives and who have not received this fellowship before.

Eligibility Criteria:
  • Successful applicants will need to enroll in a U of T research course (such as Independent Research, Dissertation Writing, Masters Thesis Writing) and their research at YNU will serve to partially fulfill the credit requirement for the U of T research course.
  • Japanese nationals are not eligible. Students who are nationals of any country with diplomatic relations with Japan are eligible
Value and Requirements:
  • Monthly stipend: 80,000 yen per month.
  • Access to the YNU library and internet system will be provided.
  • Other costs and expenses, such as airfare, transportation and health insurance are not covered by this fellowship. Students are responsible for securing these funds on their own.
  • Length of Stay: 3 months in the period from April to August in 2015.
  • Students should present their research plans at the beginning of their stays, and

submit their research reports at the end of their stays at YNU. Students are also encouraged to join some of the YNU graduate seminars.

YNU Information:

While YNU has several dormitories, the availability is very limited. For short-term residents, monthly lodging near campus is suggested.

Applications:

Please submit the following items in hard copy.

  1. Application Summary Form, including the signature of the student research supervisor which indicates that the student is in good standing (the supervisor should be a University of Toronto faculty member). The supervisor may be contacted later.
  2. One-page statement outlining the student’s program of study and/or research interests.
  3. Curriculum vitae.
  4. Detailed breakdown of estimated costs.
Submit applications to:

c/o Gianna Leggio, Program Administrator and Communications Officer, Asian Institute
1 Devonshire Place, Room 228N

There will be an information session on March 4, 2015. All interested students are welcome to attend.

 

Deadline: Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. – Late submissions will not be accepted.

Applicants will be notified of the decision by email no later than Friday, March 20, 2015.

 

Deadline: March 10, 2015

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External, Student, Travel: Call for Applicants: 2015 Mosaic Taiwan Fellowship Program

The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Toronto (TECO) is delighted to announce that the “2015 Mosaic Taiwan Fellowship Program” is open for applications until  February 20, 2015, for Canadians aged from 20 to 35 from Ontario, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. This year’s program is scheduled from 14th of June to the 4th of July. All the expenses including the round trip air ticket and local accommodation and transportation in Taiwan will be borne by the sponsoring authority.

MOSAIC Taiwan is a fellowship exchange program for emerging Canadian leaders to explore Taiwan and gain better understanding of Taiwan’s culture and society through extensive exchanges with local leaders from various fields. Young professional, graduate-school students or students with cuniversity degrees from universities in the above mentioned provinces in Canada are eligible to apply from this office.

MOSAIC Taiwan 2015 Fellows will take part in team-building and leadership-development exercises as well as workshops and lectures on topics involving Taiwan. There will also be visits to businesses and museums in various cities, as well as indigenous reserves and sites of outstanding natural beauty around the island. Participants will meet with government officials and young leaders in Taiwan to discuss issues of common concern, with a focus on fostering cross-cultural connections and friendships. Round-trip tickets, food, and lodging are all covered by sponsors.

Applicants are request to Contact Director Victor Liu 416-369-9030 ext. 139 or hmliu@mofa.gov.tw for filling the 2015 application form and any further queries.

To learn more, please check the MOSAIC Taiwan website: www.mosaictaiwan.net.

 

Deadline: February 20, 2015

www.mosaictaiwan.net.

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Deadline Open/ Rollling

Academic, Student: Re:locations: Journal of the Asia-Pacific World Call for Submissions

Relocations logo

Based out of the Asian Institute at the University of Toronto, Re:locations: Journal of the Asia-Pacific World is a new peer-reviewed, student-run journal and academic forum that seeks to foster dialogue among student researchers working across disciplines, institutions, and regions in Asia and the Pacific. Our aim is to advance and empower student voices while providing novel insights that serve to broaden contemporary viewpoints on the Asia-Pacific.

On a rolling basis throughout the year, the Re:locations academic forum invites quality submissions from both graduate and undergraduate students from any institution who feel that they have meaningful pieces to contribute to this exchange. We encourage both prospectively long-term and temporary contributors to submit any number of their works.

Contributions Considered:

  • Field Notes related to Asia and the Pacific that detail the experiences of students living and working abroad.
  • Analysis & Commentary that are insightful, critical reflections on current events or scholarly literature related to Asia and the Pacific. Interviews are also welcome, pending approval by the Re:locations editorial board.
  • Photo Essays related to Asia and the Pacific that explore social issues or specific people, places, or events and display clarity, documentary integrity, and aesthetic style.

For additional information, please consult the Re:locations Academic Forum Submission Guidelines on our Facebook page  or contact the Editor at relocationsjournal@gmail.com

Deadline: Open/ Rollling

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Academic: Korea Foundation Chair in Korean Studies in Social Science, University of Toronto: Call for Applications

The Faculty of Arts and Science of the University of Toronto invites applications for the Korea Foundation Chair in Korean Studies in Social Science. This is an endowed Chair position, to be appointed at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, in the Department of Anthropology, the Department of East Asian Studies, or the Department of Sociology. Appointment to the Korea Foundation Chair in Korean Studies will be for a five-year term. This appointment is renewable following a favourable review. This tenure-stream appointment will be effective July 1, 2015,

The Korea Foundation Chair will be joining one of the leading programs in Korean Studies in North America. The successful candidate must have a PhD in a relevant discipline and demonstrate excellence in research through a strong record of scholarship and publication with a focus on Korea. Evidence of excellence in teaching, and a demonstrated commitment to graduate education and mentorship, are required. Preference will be given to a scholar working in Korean language and able to complement the research and teaching specialties of the faculty working in Korean Studies. The Korea Foundation Chair will be expected to assume a leadership role in developing and strengthening the Centre for the Study of Korea at the Asian Institute in the Munk School of Global Affairs.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified applicants are invited to apply online by visiting http://www.hrandequity.utoronto.ca/careers/co.htm. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a writing sample. If you have questions about this position, please contact vicedean.academic@utoronto.ca. All application materials should be submitted online.

Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MW word format.

Applicants should also ask three referees to send letters directly via e-mail tovicedean.academic@utoronto.ca by the closing date, February 20, 2015.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Deadline: February 20, 2015

http://www.hrandequity.utoronto.ca/careers/co.ht

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Grants & Awards, Student: Call for Photo Submissions: Imaging The Asia-Pacific 2014-2015 Photo Contest/ DEADLINE EXTENDED

Chu Photo Contest 2014-2014 Promo Image

The Dr. David Chu Program in Asia-Pacific Studies at the Asian Institute at the Munk School of Global Affairs seeks photographic representations of the Asia-Pacific (East Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific) that incites us to imagine the region from unique perspectives.The photos may have been taken in any location within or outside the region (including Toronto). The judges are seeking photographs of high artistic quality that offer though provoking images, including those that may be highly abstract. All entries will be considered for prizes as well as displayed on the Chu Program’s website and promotional materials. The first prize photo will be displayed at the Asian Institute.

NEW DEADLINE: January 26, 2015 at 5:00 PM

PRIZES

First Prize: $100 and exhibition of the photograph at the Asian Institute
Second & Third Prize: a book of the entrant’s choice that has been authored by a core faculty member of the Asian Institute on the subject of Asia (subject to availability and cost restrictions by the Chu Program Director) and the exhibition of the photograph at the Asian Institute.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

-Entrants must email the completed entry form and the images to ai.asianstudies@utoronto.ca by January 19, 2015 at 9:00 AM.
-The subject of the email should be “Imaging the Asia-Pacific Photo Contest Entry”
– If the total file size of the attachments exceeds the allowable limit of your email server, the images may be emailed separately in consecutive emails.
-Images must be a minimum of 1600×1200 and 300dpi and must be jpeg format. Higher resolution images are strongly suggested.

OFFICIAL RULES

PERTAINING TO  THE PHOTOS:

Registered undergraduate and graduate students from any of the University of Toronto’s three campuses are eligible to enter the contest. Each Entrant may enter up to five (5) photographs. Photographs must be in digital format as jpegs. No print of film submissions will be accepted. However, photos need not be taken with a digital camera; scans of negatives, transparencies, or photographic prints are acceptable. Photos submitted must be taken at any time prior to the entry deadline.

Photos that include sculptures, statues, paintings, or other works of art will be accepted provided they do not constitute copyright infringement or fraud (when photographing someone else’s work, the object must be in the environment and not a full-frame close-up of the art in question. Photographs should not contain identifiable persons. Entrants should submit an appropriate caption for each entry that briefly describes the image and indicates where the photo was taken. The photograph, in its entirety, must be a single work of original material taken by the Contestant Entrant. By entering the Contest, the Entrant acknowledges and warrants that the submitted photograph is an original work created solely by the Entrant, that the photograph does not infringe on the copyrights, trademarks, moral rights, rights of privacy/publicity or intellectual property rights of any person or entity, and that no other party has any right, title, claim or interest in the photograph, The entrant accepts all responsibility for any copy right issues that may arise. Contest Judges reserve the right not to accept any photograph without explanation.

By entering the contest, the Entrant grants permission to the Dr. David Chu Program in Asia- Pacific Studies to use the photo on the Asian Institute and Dr. David Chu Program in Asia-Pacific Studies program websites as well as in other promotional materials.

JUDGING

Photographs will be judged by the Chu Program Director and one or more additional faculty or staff members affiliated with the Asian Institute, or an external photography expert. Winners will be decided within one week after the close of the Contest, and will be notified directly unless unforeseen circumstances necessitate a postponement of cancellation. Winners will be announced on February 11, 2015.

RIGHT TO SUSPEND OR CANCEL CONTEST

The Sponsor reserves the right to suspend or cancel the contest for any reason

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

By entering this Contest, all entrants agree to release, discharge, and hold harmless the Sponsor and its affiliates from any claims, losses and damages arising out of their participation in the Contest or any Contest-related activities.

Questions? CONTACT:

Gianna Leggio
416-946-8832
ai.asianstudies@utoronto.ca

Deadline: January 26, 2015

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Academic, Student: RE:LOCATIONS: JOURNAL OF THE ASIA-PACIFIC WORLD/ CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Based out of the Asian Institute at the University of Toronto, Re:locations: Journal of the Asia-Pacific World is a new peer-reviewed, student-run journal that seeks to foster dialogue among student researchers working across disciplines, institutions, and regions in Asia and the Pacific.

Call for Submissions

Re:locations is inviting submissions for a special issue to be published online in Spring 2015, “Leveled: The Meaning and Making of Disaster in Asia.” Over the past decade, Asia has featured in global headlines as the locus of disasters that are unprecedented in complexity and scope. From the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami to the 2011 earthquake that precipitated the Fukushima nuclear disaster, these tragedies hint at new forms of calamity that extend far beyond national borders and challenge distinctions between “natural” and “manmade” disasters. Re:locations is seeking papers, reviews, poetry, and artwork that examine the impact that disasters have had on the region from cultural, environmental, economic, political, and historical perspectives. Themes may include, but are not limited to:
• Exploring the limits of current “disaster management” paradigms, and evaluating historical shifts in how disasters are perceived and managed
• Analyzing the different impact of disaster on marginalized groups
• Exploring the role of religious and civil society groups in post-disaster scenarios
• Investigating the politics of international aid in Asia
• Examining how disaster is framed in art and media
• Investigating the impact that recent disasters have had on climate change policy and public perceptions of risk and climate change in the region
Journal submissions should be emailed to the Senior Editor at relocationsjournal@gmail.com in .doc format by December 15, 2014.

Deadline: December 15, 2014

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