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Nov 29

Academic, Grants & Awards, Student, Travel: Call for Ideas: 2018-19 Student Research Awards

Seeking funding for Your Creative Research Project? Student Research Awards at the Asian Institute: 2018-19 Call for Ideas1.

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insights through asia challenge (itac): mobilities

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  • We call on ALL U OF T STUDENTS (UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE, across disciplines) who want to connect classroom learning to fieldwork in Asia. ITAC welcomes proposals to create policy reports, journal articles, documentary films, large-scale events, or something else entirely.


Global Taiwan Studies Program
BIG IDEAS COMPETITION: Exploring Global Taiwan

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  • Carry out your outstanding research and creative projects in Taiwan. Whether you are in the humanities, social sciences, or sciences, the Big Ideas Competition is an opportunity to create and experiment in a new environment. The possibilities are endless!

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Contact me with any questions:

Shannon Garden-Smith
Special Programs Coordinator, Asian Institute
Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy
1 Devonshire Place, Rm. 255S – South House
Toronto, ON M5S3K7
Phone: 416.946.5372


Deadline: January 10, 2019


Nov 1

Academic, Grants & Awards, Student, Travel: Osaka RESPECT Fellowship for International Graduate Seminar and Workshop

Osaka RESPECT Fellowship for International Graduate Seminar and Workshop

Landscapes of Cohabitation: Diversity and Divergence in More-Than-Human Entanglements of the Anthropocene

Date: April 29 – May 6, 2019 (Travel date: April 27-May 7, 2019)

Location: Osaka, Japan

Eligibility: Graduate students or prospective graduate students finishing a BA at the University of Toronto. Priority will be given to PhD students whose dissertation research fits the seminar-workshop theme.

The RESPECT program at Osaka University, one of the leading universities in Japan, will host an 8-day international graduate seminar and workshop focusing on “cohabitation” as a conceptual method for exploring the possibility of including more-than-human beings in discussions of social and cultural diversity. Osaka University will offer 10 fellowships, covering transportation between Toronto and Osaka and accommodation in Osaka for U of T students in order to attend the REPECT seminar and workshop. The seminar discussions will explore the notion of “cohabitation” and its significance in analyzing such topics as human-nonhuman relationships, environmental and social justice, environmental infrastructure, the Anthropocene, and post-capitalist landscapes from comparative perspectives. The seminar includes fieldtrips in the Osaka-Kyoto region to visit local initiatives in environmental and social justice. The participants will also have the opportunity to develop international collaboration skills by presenting their research to Osaka students and instructors. This program is supported by the Department of Anthropology and the Asian Institute at the University of Toronto.

To apply, please send the following via email to Professor Shiho Satsuka at the Department of Anthropology at

  1. A brief (no more than one single-space page) description of how this seminar-workshop will enrich the applicant’s current and/or prospective research
  2. CV
  3. The name & email address of their dissertation/thesis supervisor (undergraduate students should provide contact information for two academic references).

DEADLINE to apply: Monday, November 19, 2018. 

Deadline: November 19, 2018


Oct 1

Academic, Student: Re:Locations Volume 2, Call for Submissions

Re:Locations Journal Call for Submissions

Based out of the Asian Institute at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, University of Toronto, Re:locations: Journal of the Asia-Pacific World is a peer-reviewed, student run journal seeking to foster dialogue among student researchers working across disciplines, institutions, and regions in Asia and the Pacific. We invite quality research submissions from those conducting research related to the Asia Pacific world.

Re:locations is also seeking papers, reviews, poetry, translations, and visual artworks that examine the Asia-Pacific world from cultural, environmental, economic, political, and historical perspectives.

For important information on how to submit please visit:

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Deadline: Friday, November 16, 2018.


May 1

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 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.

Deadline: Ongoing


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