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Deadline April 14, 2014

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

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.

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 14, 2014

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 14, 2014

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Deadline April 7, 2014

Grants & Awards, Student, Travel: YNU Japan Short Visit Fellowship

Call for Applications

YNU 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 2014-15 academic year, YNU invites two U of T graduate students in humanities or social sciences to stay in Japan for four 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.

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: 4 months (April-July or May-August) in 2014.
  • 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. http://www.flexstay.jp/e/location/yokohama/ http://en.leopalace21.com/

Applications:

Please submit the following items in hard copy:

  1. Application Summary Form (YNU_FellowshipApplicationForm), 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 Program Administrator and Communications Officer

Asian Institute at the Munk School of Global Affairs

1 Devonshire Place, Room 228N

 

Deadline: Monday, April 7, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. – Late submissions will not be accepted.

Applicants will be notified of the decision by email no later than April 15.

Deadline: April 7, 2014

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Deadline April 14, 2014

Academic: Sessional Lecturer Job Posting: CAS200Y: Global Asia

Asian Institute at the Munk School of Global Affairs
Faculty of Arts and Science, University of Toronto

JOB POSTING – SESSIONAL LECTURER

Course Number and Title: CAS200Y1Y: Global Asia

Course description: This course introduces students to Asia’s growing role in the contemporary global community. It provides an interdisciplinary take on key themes and topics in the study of the Asia with a particular emphasis on the dynamic movement of people, ideas, and resources across borders in the region. It provides conceptual and area studies backgrounds for students aiming to take more advanced courses on Asia and for students interested in the Contemporary Asian Studies major and minor. The course also examines the growth and character of economic, political, and cultural connections tying Asia to Canada.

Estimated course enrolment:  60

Estimated TA support: n/a

Schedule: Tuesdays 10-11 am (weekly lectures by faculty members), Thursdays 1-2pm and 2-3pm (sessional lecturer-led seminars with 30 students each)

Sessional dates: September 1, 2014 – April 30, 2015

Salary: Sessional Lecture I (SL I): $14,250; Sessional Lecturer I Long Term (SL I LT): $14,520; Sessional Lecturer II (SL II): $15,150; Sessional Lecturer III (SL III): $15,850

Please note that should rates stipulated in the collective agreement vary from rates stated in this posting, the rates stated in the collective agreement shall prevail.

Qualifications: Completed or nearly completed PhD (or equivalent) in the disciplines of History, Anthropology, Political Science, Religion or Asian Studies, as well as current knowledge of research in these areas required. A strong scholarly background in disciplines relevant to the course preferred. The candidate would preferably have pedagogical and/or research experience that addresses large global themes, such as democracy and authoritarianism, public culture, and capitalism, through deep site-located study.

Description of duties:

  • This course will be led by Professor Ritu Birla and another Professor from the Asian Institute (TBD). The sessional lecturer will work with the lead instructors to finalize the syllabus and coordinate weekly 1-hour guest lectures by faculty members in various departments across the Faculty of Arts and Science. Each guest lecturer will be responsible for assigning the readings for their module of 3-4 lectures.
  • All 60 students in the class will attend the weekly lecture on Tuesdays. The class will then be divided into two groups of 30 students each for weekly 1-hour seminars led by the sessional lecturer. The sessional lecturer will be responsible for planning and leading these two 1-hour seminar discussions, working with students to break down, synthesize, and discuss each week’s lecture and readings.
  • The sessional lecturer will also be responsible for creating and marking tests and assignments and providing office hours for academic counseling of students

Closing date:  April 14, 2014

All individuals interested in this position must submit a Curriculum Vitae, a cover letter, and the CUPE 3902 Unit 3 application form, available at http://www.hrandequity.utoronto.ca/resources/forms.htm to:

Program Administrator, Contemporary Asian Studies Program
Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto
1 Devonshire Place, room 228N
Toronto, ON, M5S 3K7
Email: ai.asianstudies@utoronto.ca
Phone: 416-946-8832

Please note:  Undergraduate or graduate students and postdoctoral fellows of the University of Toronto are covered by the CUPE 3902 Unit 1 collective agreement rather than the Unit 3 collective agreement, and should not apply for positions posted under the Unit 3 collective agreement.

Preference in hiring is given to qualified individuals advanced to the rank of Sessional Lecturer II or Sessional Lecturer III by the Centre for South Asian Studies.

This job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 3 Collective Agreement.

Deadline: April 14, 2014

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Deadline Ongoing

External, Grants & Awards, Student, Travel: The Mitacs Globalink Research Award

The Globalink Research Award offers senior undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to participate in 12- to 24-week research projects supervised by professors at accredited universities in the following Mitacs partner countries: Brazil, China, India, Mexico, Turkey and Vietnam.

The Globalink Research Award provides an opportunity for faculty at Canadian universities to strengthen existing international research collaborations and connect with colleagues around the world through the mobility of senior undergraduate and graduate students.

Student recipients of the Globalink Research Award will develop research skills, cultural fluency and professional network, becoming part of Canada’s generation of global innovators.

The benefits also include:

  • No deadlines. Applications are accepted at any time
  • All academic disciplines are eligible
  • Simple and quick application process  with results typically announced in four weeks
  • International students studying full-time in Canada are eligible
  • Strengthens international research collaborations
  • Up to $5,000 in funding provided to support the intern’s travel costs.

Deadline: Ongoing

https://www.mitacs.ca/globalink/globalink-research-award/program-guide

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Deadline Ongoing

Student: Call for Blog Posts: Asian Institute Student and Alumni Blog

The Asian Institute is looking for student journalists who are interested in contributing short articles about Asia to our new blog. Current and former students of the University of Toronto are invited to submit short blog entries (about 250-500 words) that relate to contemporary South, East, or Southeast Asia, as well as Asian culture in Canada.

For example, you could write an article about any of the following topics:

  • A place you discovered on a trip to Asia and your thoughts about it.
  • A critique of an Asian film that was screening at a neighbourhood arts festival.
  • A popular Toronto Asian restaurant or a new food craze, like the Japanese izakayas or Korean pojang-machas that are popping up in the hip areas of the city.
  • An interesting concept or fact that you learnt about in a South Asian Studies or Contemporary Asian Studies course that blew your mind.
  • Your thoughts on an event or phenomenon taking place in Asia that you’ve been following but that hasn’t been getting much attention in international news.

But those are just ideas – we welcome any submissions that examine Asian topics in a thoughtful way. This is a great opportunity for students to engage with topics that interest them personally, and have their work published for others to enjoy.

Photos to accompany your article are highly encouraged. Please make sure to let us know if someone other than you took the photo, and include the photographer’s name in your submission, so that we can properly credit the artist.

If you’d like to a submit an article to be considered for publication on our student blog, please send an e-mail to ai.asianstudies@utoronto.ca with your name, program, year of study (or let us know if you are an alumnus), your entry, and any photos you’d like to include.

We look forward to reading your entries, and seeing Asia through your perspective. We’ll also be awarding a prize to the best blog post of the year in spring 2014.

Deadline: Ongoing

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Academic: Sessional Lecturer Job Posting: SAS114H1F: Introduction to South Asian Studies

CENTRE FOR SOUTH ASIAN STUDIES
Asian Institute at the Munk School of Global Affairs
Faculty of Arts and Science, University of Toronto

JOB POSTING – SESSIONAL LECTURER

Course Number and Title: SAS114H1F: Introduction to South Asian Studies

Course description: An interdisciplinary introduction to the study of South Asia. Highlighting multiple disciplinary frameworks and tools, the course will introduce students to key themes and debates in the study of the region, as well as its construction as an object of knowledge. The course is part of a suite of courses at the Asian Institute directed at addressing genealogies of contemporary global processes through the located study of key Asian sites. As such the course will address big ideas about culture, governance, economy and society through close attention to South Asian formations.

Estimated course enrolment: 60 students
Estimated TA support: none
Schedule: Thursdays 2-4pm
Sessional dates: September 1, 2014 – December 31, 2014
Salary: $7,125 (Sessional Lecturer I); $7,260 (Sessional Lecturer I Long Term); $7,575 (Sessional Lecturer II);  $7,925 (Sessional Lecturer III)

Please note that should rates stipulated in the collective agreement vary from rates stated in this posting, the rates stated in the collective agreement shall prevail.

Qualifications: Completed or nearly completed PhD (or equivalent) in the disciplines of History, Anthropology, Political Science, Religion or South Asian Cultural Studies, as well as current knowledge of research in these areas required. A strong scholarly background in disciplines relevant to the course preferred. As the course is an important bridge into the South Asian Studies minor and the Contemporary Asian Studies program, the candidate would preferably have pedagogical and/or research experience that addresses large global themes, such as democracy and authoritarianism, public culture, and capitalism, through deep site-located study.

Description of duties:

  • planning and teaching weekly lectures
  • providing office hours for academic counseling of students
  • creating tests and assignments
  • marking and grading assignments

Closing date:  April 2, 2014

Qualified applicants will be interviewed on a rolling basis. All individuals interested in this position must submit a Curriculum Vitae, a syllabus outline, and the CUPE 3902 Unit 3 application form, available at http://www.hrandequity.utoronto.ca/resources/forms.htm to:

Katherine MacIvor
Program Administrator, Centre for South Asian Studies
Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto
1 Devonshire Place, room 228N
Toronto, ON, M5S 3K7
Email: ai.asianstudies@utoronto.ca
Phone: 416-946-8832

Please note:  Undergraduate or graduate students and postdoctoral fellows of the University of Toronto are covered by the CUPE 3902 Unit 1 collective agreement rather than the Unit 3 collective agreement, and should not apply for positions posted under the Unit 3 collective agreement.

Preference in hiring is given to qualified individuals advanced to the rank of Sessional Lecturer II or Sessional Lecturer III by the Centre for South Asian Studies.

This job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 3 Collective Agreement.

Deadline: April 2, 2014

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Grants & Awards, Student: Asian Institute Student Recognition Awards

Quantity: 3
Value: $100

Description
These awards are given to students who, through volunteer work, support or advance student activities and/or the mandate of the Asian Institute.

Application Procedure
Submit a one-paragraph statement by email to ai.asianstudies@utoronto.ca explaining your contribution this year to the Asian Institute. Include the name of a faculty or staff member who has overseen your contribution.

Deadline: April 1, 2014

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Academic, Grants & Awards, Student: Centre for South Asian Studies Graduate Student Awards

The Centre for South Asian Studies at the Asian Institute, Munk School of  Global Affairs, is accepting applications for its 2013-14 Graduate Awards. Please see below or visit the CSAS website for details.

India-Canada Association Scholarship
Value: $750-$1200

This scholarship is awarded to one or more full-time graduate students at the University of Toronto engaged in research in the field of South Asian Studies, on the basis of academic merit. Preference will be given to candidates whose research activities require travel to India, but those travelling to other parts of South Asia are also encouraged to apply.

Additional Application Requirements: A rough budget outlining the total cost of any research activities for which the request is being made (i.e., conference fees, travel budget, accommodation, etc.).

India’s 50th Anniversary Graduate Prize*
Value: $1000–$1200
This award is made on the basis of academic merit and financial need to a student at the graduate level in the social sciences or humanities whose study or research is focused on India.

Sandhya & Riten Ray Award for Indian Philosophy and Religion
Value: $1000
This award is made 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, broadly interpreted.

Application Procedures

The application deadline is Tuesday, April 1, 2014. Please submit the following documents, either in hard copy to the address below, or in a single pdf file via email with the subject line CSAS 2014 Awards 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
  • If applicable, a completed OSOTF Financial Needs Assessment Form (a copy can be downloaded here) - this is only necessary for awards with an asterisk (*) above

Send hard copy applications to:

Kirubhalini Giruparajah
Assistant to the Director of the Centre for South Asian Studies
Munk School of Global Affairs
1 Devonshire Place, room 103N
Toronto, ON M5S 3K7

Deadline: April 1, 2014

http://www.utoronto.ca/csas/Scholarships.html

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Student, Travel: Internship Opportunities at Canadian Missions in China (July-December 2014)

Program Description

The Embassy of Canada to China in Beijing, the Consulate General of Canada in Shanghai, the Consulate General of Canada in Chongqing, and the Consulate General of Canada in Guangzhou have 6 month internship opportunities available from July to December 2014. 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. 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 attached China Position Descriptions July-Dec2014 for complete descriptions of the available internships at Canadian missions in China.

Eligibility

The Asian Institute is accepting applications from University of Toronto students and recent graduates (one year or less). Only the candidacy of Canadian citizens or permanent residents able to relocate to China will be considered for the positions (please note that permanent residents from countries other than China may have difficulty obtaining the appropriate Chinese visa). Selected candidates must pass a reliability screening before the start of the internship.

Remuneration and Health Insurance

These internships are non-remunerating and interns are not eligible for any benefits. Interns will be reimbursed for their visa fee upon presentation of receipt. Interns are responsible for ensuring that they are covered by a health insurance plan.

How to Apply

To be considered for an internship, applicants must submit the following:

  1. CandidateInternshipFormFillable, with preferred internships stated
  2. CV – maximum 2 pages
  3. Letter of Intent, strictly one page or less, stating your preferred internship(s), why you are interested and why you would make a good intern
  4. Complete, updated, unofficial transcript

Complete applications must be received by Monday, March 10, 2014, 4:00 pm. Either email or hard copy submissions will be accepted. We thank all applicants for their interest but only those to be interviewed will be contacted.

Email submissions must be sent as a single word or pdf document to ai.asianstudies@utoronto.ca. The document title should be in the following format: SURNAME.Given name-ChinaMissionsJuly2014. The subject line of the email should read: Internship Position in China.

Hard copy applications can be dropped off or mailed to:

Katherine MacIvor
Asian Institute at the University of Toronto
Munk School of Global Affairs
1 Devonshire Place, Room 228N
Toronto, ON M5S 3K7

Deadline: March 10, 2014

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Academic, Grants & Awards, Student, Travel: Dr. David Chu Scholarships in Asia-Pacific Studies

Deadline: March 17, 2014

http://www.artsci.utoronto.ca/current/scholarships/march15/dr-david-chu-scholarships-in-asia-pacific-studies

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