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Jun 22

Academic: Teaching Assistant Position – CAS370H1S: Asian Cities

Teaching Assistant Position        

Winter 2021 (January 1, 2021 – April 30, 2021)

The Contemporary Asian Studies program seeks one Teaching Assistant for the following course:

CAS370H1S: Asian Cities
Course instructor: TBA

This course offers a multidisciplinary perspective of urban life in Asia. The thematic focus will be on how the urban intersects with modernities and postcolonial formations. Drawing on recent scholarship in the social sciences and the humanities, we will examine the realignment of cultural, political, and economic forces associated with Asia’s diverse processes of urbanization.

Qualifications
Preference in hiring will be given to graduate students at the University of Toronto. A rigorous background in Asia-Pacific and/or South Asian Studies is required, as evinced by grounded research in these regions and strong interdisciplinary training. Preference will be given to candidates that evince a multi-regional social science perspective that includes critical approaches to area studies, public culture and markets, ethnography and/or historical studies, deployment of vernacular languages in their research, and engagement with humanities approaches. First consideration will be given to senior PhD students at the University of Toronto. TA experience is preferred.

Duties

  • Consultations with the instructor
  • Mark assignments and tests
  • Hold office hours for counselling students

 Course timetable: Fridays, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
* Please note, the planned delivery method for this course is in person-synchronous (limited seating) & online-synchronous.

 Hours of work: 30 hours, approximately
Estimated Course Enrolment: 60 students

Rate of Pay: SGS I/II – $46.24/hour (+ 4% Vacation Pay)

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.

Application Process
Applicants should submit a cover letter and updated CV (including previous teaching evaluations if applicable) by July 16, 2020. Letters of recommendation are not required but will be accepted. Applications should be sent via email to the Contemporary Asian Studies Program Advisor, Katherine MacIvor, at ai.asianstudies@utoronto.caYOU MUST USE THE FOLLOWING FOR YOUR SUBJECT LINE: APPLICATION: COURSE CODE: LAST NAME. Please attach your CV and cover letter as PDFs, and label your attachments as follows: Last Name_First Name_Cover; Last Name_First Name_CV.

If during the application and/or selection process you require accommodation due to a disability, please contact Katherine MacIvor at ai.asianstudies@utoronto.ca.

This job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 1 Collective Agreement. The position above is tentative, pending final course determinations and enrolments.

The Departmental Hiring Policy is available in the Department office and in the CUPE Local 3902 office.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

Note: Although a graduate student’s preference as to the campus location of his/her TA appointment will be taken into account, both the initial TA appointment (or CI appointment) and the subsequent appointment obligation related to that appointment may be met through position(s) on any one of the three University of Toronto campuses (UTM, UTSC or St. George) in courses in the same discipline as the initial appointment. TAs will only be assigned to courses in fields in which they are or should be qualified to assist. Duties of this position shall be performed at the campus on which the position is located. Where the duties are intended to be performed at another location, such other location will be specified in the posting.

Posted on June 22, 2020

Deadline: July 16, 2020

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Jun 22

Academic: Teaching Assistant Position – CAS360H1S: Asian Genders

Teaching Assistant Position        

Winter 2021 (January 1, 2021 – April 30, 2021)

The Contemporary Asian Studies program seeks one Teaching Assistant for the following course:

CAS360H1S: Asian Genders
Course instructor: TBA

This course will explore ways that gender is mobilized and produced in parts of Asia. It seeks to understand gender and sexuality in their diversity and in attempts to “fix” or locate it in various bodies and places. Attempts will be made to see how gender is made knowable in terms of sexuality, medicine, nation, class, ethnicity, religion, and other discourses. The course assumes a willingness to read challenging theory – such as the writings of Judith Butler, Michel Foucault, and Eve Sedgwick – and asks that students commit to regular attendance.

Qualifications
Preference in hiring will be given to graduate students at the University of Toronto. A rigorous background in Asia-Pacific and/or South Asian Studies is required, as evinced by grounded research in these regions and strong interdisciplinary training. Preference will be given to candidates that evince a multi-regional social science perspective that includes critical approaches to area studies, public culture and markets, ethnography and/or historical studies, deployment of vernacular languages in their research, and engagement with humanities approaches. First consideration will be given to senior PhD students at the University of Toronto. TA experience is preferred.

Duties

  • Consultations with the instructor
  • Mark assignments and tests
  • Hold office hours for counselling students

 Course timetable: Mondays, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
* Please note, the planned delivery method for this course is in person-synchronous (limited seating) & online-synchronous.

Hours of work: 30 hours, approximately
Estimated Course Enrolment: 48 students

Rate of Pay: SGS I/II – $46.24/hour (+ 4% Vacation Pay)

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.

Application Process
Applicants should submit a cover letter and updated CV (including previous teaching evaluations if applicable) by July 16, 2020. Letters of recommendation are not required but will be accepted. Applications should be sent via email to the Contemporary Asian Studies Program Advisor, Katherine MacIvor, at ai.asianstudies@utoronto.caYOU MUST USE THE FOLLOWING FOR YOUR SUBJECT LINE: APPLICATION: COURSE CODE: LAST NAME. Please attach your CV and cover letter as PDFs, and label your attachments as follows: Last Name_First Name_Cover; Last Name_First Name_CV.

If during the application and/or selection process you require accommodation due to a disability, please contact Katherine MacIvor at ai.asianstudies@utoronto.ca.

This job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 1 Collective Agreement. The position above is tentative, pending final course determinations and enrolments.

The Departmental Hiring Policy is available in the Department office and in the CUPE Local 3902 office.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

Note: Although a graduate student’s preference as to the campus location of his/her TA appointment will be taken into account, both the initial TA appointment (or CI appointment) and the subsequent appointment obligation related to that appointment may be met through position(s) on any one of the three University of Toronto campuses (UTM, UTSC or St. George) in courses in the same discipline as the initial appointment. TAs will only be assigned to courses in fields in which they are or should be qualified to assist. Duties of this position shall be performed at the campus on which the position is located. Where the duties are intended to be performed at another location, such other location will be specified in the posting.

Posted on June 22, 2020

Deadline: July 16, 2020

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Jun 22

Academic: Teaching Assistant Position – CAS320H1S: Comparative Modernities in Asia

Teaching Assistant Position        

Winter 2021 (January 1, 2021 – April 30, 2021)

The Contemporary Asian Studies program seeks one Teaching Assistant for the following course:

CAS320H1S: Comparative Modernities in Asia
Course instructor: TBA

Since at least the late 1700s, the effects of capitalism across the globe have profoundly transformed the landscapes of human livelihood, consumption, production and governance in Asia. While colonial empires have declined, new empires have emerged, and a growing number of countries have witnessed the rise of nationalism and independent states, social, political and technological revolutions, and most recently neoliberal globalization. This course theorizes and explores these dramatic changes in a comparative framework. It is aimed at students wishing to better understand the great transformations of modern Asia in a global context.

Qualifications
Preference in hiring will be given to graduate students at the University of Toronto. A rigorous background in Asia-Pacific and/or South Asian Studies is required, as evinced by grounded research in these regions and strong interdisciplinary training. Preference will be given to candidates that evince a multi-regional social science perspective that includes critical approaches to area studies, public culture and markets, ethnography and/or historical studies, deployment of vernacular languages in their research, and engagement with humanities approaches. First consideration will be given to senior PhD students at the University of Toronto. TA experience is preferred.

Duties

  • Consultations with the instructor
  • Mark assignments and tests
  • Hold office hours for counselling students

 Course timetable: Tuesdays, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
* Please note, the planned delivery method for this course is in person-synchronous (limited seating) & online-synchronous.

Hours of work: 30 hours, approximately
Estimated Course Enrolment: 60 students

Rate of Pay: SGS I/II – $46.24/hour (+ 4% Vacation Pay)

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.

Application Process
Applicants should submit a cover letter and updated CV (including previous teaching evaluations if applicable) by July 16, 2020. Letters of recommendation are not required but will be accepted. Applications should be sent via email to the Contemporary Asian Studies Program Advisor, Katherine MacIvor, at ai.asianstudies@utoronto.caYOU MUST USE THE FOLLOWING FOR YOUR SUBJECT LINE: APPLICATION: COURSE CODE: LAST NAME. Please attach your CV and cover letter as PDFs, and label your attachments as follows: Last Name_First Name_Cover; Last Name_First Name_CV.

If during the application and/or selection process you require accommodation due to a disability, please contact Katherine MacIvor at ai.asianstudies@utoronto.ca.

This job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 1 Collective Agreement. The position above is tentative, pending final course determinations and enrolments.

The Departmental Hiring Policy is available in the Department office and in the CUPE Local 3902 office.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

Note: Although a graduate student’s preference as to the campus location of his/her TA appointment will be taken into account, both the initial TA appointment (or CI appointment) and the subsequent appointment obligation related to that appointment may be met through position(s) on any one of the three University of Toronto campuses (UTM, UTSC or St. George) in courses in the same discipline as the initial appointment. TAs will only be assigned to courses in fields in which they are or should be qualified to assist. Duties of this position shall be performed at the campus on which the position is located. Where the duties are intended to be performed at another location, such other location will be specified in the posting.

Posted on June 22, 2020

Deadline: July 16, 2020

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Jun 22

Academic: Teaching Assistant Position – CAS202H1S: Global Asian Studies: Sites and Practices

Teaching Assistant Position        

Winter 2021 (January 1, 2021 – April 30, 2021)

The Contemporary Asian Studies program seeks one Teaching Assistant for the following course:

CAS202H1S: Global Asian Studies: Sites and Practices
Course instructor: TBA

This interdisciplinary course explores a variety of sites and topics in South, Southeast, and East Asia. It explores themes including contemporary and historical articulations of socio-economic development, (post)colonial political formations, urbanization processes, climate change, labour struggles, gender studies, migration, citizenship, and social justice. The course examines the diversity of Asian modernities, cross-regional linkages, and changing approaches to area studies over time. It provides a foundation for the Contemporary Asian Studies major and minor, preparing students for taking more advanced courses on Asia in the global context.

Qualifications
Preference in hiring will be given to graduate students at the University of Toronto. A rigorous background in Asia-Pacific and/or South Asian Studies is required, as evinced by grounded research in these regions and strong interdisciplinary training. Preference will be given to candidates that evince a multi-regional social science perspective that includes critical approaches to area studies, public culture and markets, ethnography and/or historical studies, deployment of vernacular languages in their research, and engagement with humanities approaches. First consideration will be given to senior PhD students at the University of Toronto. TA experience is preferred.

Duties

  • Consultations with the instructor
  • Mark assignments and tests
  • Hold office hours for counselling students

 Course timetable: Thursdays, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
* Please note, the planned delivery method for this course is in person-synchronous (limited seating) & online-synchronous.

Hours of work: 75 hours
Estimated Course Enrolment: 60 students

Rate of Pay: SGS I/II – $46.24/hour (+ 4% Vacation Pay)

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.

Application Process
Applicants should submit a cover letter and updated CV (including previous teaching evaluations if applicable) by July 16, 2020. Letters of recommendation are not required but will be accepted. Applications should be sent via email to the Contemporary Asian Studies Program Advisor, Katherine MacIvor, at ai.asianstudies@utoronto.caYOU MUST USE THE FOLLOWING FOR YOUR SUBJECT LINE: APPLICATION: COURSE CODE: LAST NAME. Please attach your CV and cover letter as PDFs, and label your attachments as follows: Last Name_First Name_Cover; Last Name_First Name_CV.

If during the application and/or selection process you require accommodation due to a disability, please contact Katherine MacIvor at ai.asianstudies@utoronto.ca.

This job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 1 Collective Agreement. The position above is tentative, pending final course determinations and enrolments.

The Departmental Hiring Policy is available in the Department office and in the CUPE Local 3902 office.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

Note: Although a graduate student’s preference as to the campus location of his/her TA appointment will be taken into account, both the initial TA appointment (or CI appointment) and the subsequent appointment obligation related to that appointment may be met through position(s) on any one of the three University of Toronto campuses (UTM, UTSC or St. George) in courses in the same discipline as the initial appointment. TAs will only be assigned to courses in fields in which they are or should be qualified to assist. Duties of this position shall be performed at the campus on which the position is located. Where the duties are intended to be performed at another location, such other location will be specified in the posting.

Posted on June 22, 2020 

Deadline: July 16, 2020

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Jun 22

Academic: Teaching Assistant Position – CAS350H1F: Asian Youth Cultures

Teaching Assistant Position        

Fall 2020 (September 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020)

The Contemporary Asian Studies program seeks one Teaching Assistant for the following course:

CAS350H1F: Asian Youth Cultures
Course instructor: TBA

In focusing on youth in Asia, this course brings together two disputed cultural formations of substantial contemporary importance. Both youth and Asia are increasingly invoked on the global stage in support of a wide range of interests. Examining practices of young people and the idea of youth in the context of Asia requires critical attention to the promises and fears that attach to the rise of Asian economies, international demographic transitions, the growth of a global middle-class, increasing consumption disparities, changing immigration patterns, expanding technological skills, global/local environmental concerns, and young people’s shifting political priorities and loyalties. The course may feature a significant amount of social theory, with authors such as Michel Foucault, Roland Barthes, Louis Althusser, and Stuart Hall.

Qualifications
Preference in hiring will be given to graduate students at the University of Toronto in Geography, Anthropology, Political Science, East Asian Studies, History, Sociology, Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies, or related discipline. A background in Asia-Pacific and/or South Asian studies is required, preferably from an interdisciplinary and multi-regional perspective. First consideration will be given to senior PhD students at the University of Toronto. TA experience is preferred.

Duties

  • Attend meetings with the instructor
  • Mark assignments

 Course timetable: Thursdays, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

* Please note, the planned delivery method for this course is in person-synchronous (limited seating) & online-synchronous.

Hours of work: 30 hours, approximately
Estimated Course Enrolment: 50 students

Rate of Pay: SGS I/II – $46.24/hour (+ 4% Vacation Pay)

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.

Application Process
Applicants should submit a cover letter and updated CV (including previous teaching evaluations if applicable) by July 16, 2020. Letters of recommendation are not required but will be accepted. Applications should be sent via email to the Contemporary Asian Studies Program Advisor, Katherine MacIvor, at ai.asianstudies@utoronto.caYOU MUST USE THE FOLLOWING FOR YOUR SUBJECT LINE: APPLICATION: COURSE CODE: LAST NAME. Please attach your CV and cover letter as PDFs, and label your attachments as follows: Last Name_First Name_Cover; Last Name_First Name_CV.

If during the application and/or selection process you require accommodation due to a disability, please contact Katherine MacIvor at ai.asianstudies@utoronto.ca.

This job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 1 Collective Agreement. The position above is tentative, pending final course determinations and enrolments.

The Departmental Hiring Policy is available in the Department office and in the CUPE Local 3902 office.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

Note: Although a graduate student’s preference as to the campus location of his/her TA appointment will be taken into account, both the initial TA appointment (or CI appointment) and the subsequent appointment obligation related to that appointment may be met through position(s) on any one of the three University of Toronto campuses (UTM, UTSC or St. George) in courses in the same discipline as the initial appointment. TAs will only be assigned to courses in fields in which they are or should be qualified to assist. Duties of this position shall be performed at the campus on which the position is located. Where the duties are intended to be performed at another location, such other location will be specified in the posting.

Posted on June 22, 2020

Deadline: July 16, 2020

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Jun 22

Academic: Teaching Assistant Position – CAS200H1F: Introduction to Contemporary Asian Studies

Teaching Assistant Position        

Fall 2020 (September 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020)

The Contemporary Asian Studies program seeks one Teaching Assistant for the following course:

CAS200H1F: Introduction to Contemporary Asian Studies

Course instructor: TBA

This course is an introduction to Contemporary Asian Studies. It covers detailed case study material from South Asia, Southeast Asia, and East Asia. It introduces students to the interdisciplinary study of political, sociocultural and economic interactions among these regions, as well as the transnational forces shaping internal dynamics throughout Asia. In addition, it examines the ways that forces stemming from Asia are affecting global processes, pushing scholarship to engage questions about colonialism, nationalism, “race,” religion, markets, urbanization, migration, and mass mediated culture. This course provides preparation for more advanced courses on Asia and globalization and provides an introductory gateway for the Contemporary Asian Studies major and minor. May be taken in the first year of studies.

Qualifications

Preference in hiring will be given to graduate students at the University of Toronto. A background in Asia-Pacific and/or South Asian studies is required, preferably from an interdisciplinary and multi-regional social science perspective. First consideration will be given to senior PhD students at the University of Toronto. TA experience is preferred.

Duties

  • Consultations with the professor
  • Mark assignments and tests
  • Hold office hours for counselling students

 Course timetable: Mondays, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
* Please note, the planned delivery method for this course is in person-synchronous (limited seating) & online-synchronous.

Hours of work: 75 hours
Estimated Course Enrolment: 60 students

Rate of Pay: SGS I/II – $46.24/hour (+ 4% Vacation Pay)

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.

Application Process

Applicants should submit a cover letter and updated CV (including previous teaching evaluations if applicable) by July 16, 2020. Letters of recommendation are not required but will be accepted. Applications should be sent via email to the Contemporary Asian Studies Program Advisor, Katherine MacIvor, at ai.asianstudies@utoronto.caYOU MUST USE THE FOLLOWING FOR YOUR SUBJECT LINE: APPLICATION: COURSE CODE: LAST NAME. Please attach your CV and cover letter as PDFs, and label your attachments as follows: Last Name_First Name_Cover; Last Name_First Name_CV.

If during the application and/or selection process you require accommodation due to a disability, please contact Katherine MacIvor at ai.asianstudies@utoronto.ca.

This job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 1 Collective Agreement. The position above is tentative, pending final course determinations and enrolments.

The Departmental Hiring Policy is available in the Department office and in the CUPE Local 3902 office.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

Note: Although a graduate student’s preference as to the campus location of his/her TA appointment will be taken into account, both the initial TA appointment (or CI appointment) and the subsequent appointment obligation related to that appointment may be met through position(s) on any one of the three University of Toronto campuses (UTM, UTSC or St. George) in courses in the same discipline as the initial appointment. TAs will only be assigned to courses in fields in which they are or should be qualified to assist. Duties of this position shall be performed at the campus on which the position is located. Where the duties are intended to be performed at another location, such other location will be specified in the posting.

Posted on June 22, 2020

Deadline: July 16, 2020

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Apr 29

Academic, Grants & Awards, Student: Man Family Graduate Scholarship in Asian Studies

Description and Eligibility Criteria

Reserved for graduate students in the Faculty of Arts and Science who have participated in or attended events sponsored by the Asian Institute whose research focuses on the societies and modern histories of countries affected by the Japanese Empire in Asia. Normally, these awards will be used to help defray project costs associated with the travel and research of the applicant. However, in consideration of travel restrictions, for the summer 2020 competition students may apply for non-travel funding, including funding to assist with living expenses.

Award Value

The value and total number of individual awards will be determined annually. For the summer 2020 competition the Asian Institute anticipates 1-3 awards of approximately $900 to $2500. The funds may be used anytime between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit the following documents in a single PDF file, titled in the following format: LastName.ManFamilyScholarship.pdf. Applications must be submitted electronically with the subject line Man Family Scholarship 2020 to ai.asianstudies@utoronto.ca

  1. Research proposal of no more than 250 words
  2. Recent CV
  3. Graduate academic transcripts (printout or pdf from ACORN is accepted)
  4. Letter of recommendation from a supervisor (emailed directly from faculty member to ai.asianstudies@utoronto.ca)
  5. Brief narrative of 50-100 words describing financial need and amount requested

Deadline

June 1, 2020 at 5PM EST. Late submissions will not be accepted.

Contact

If you have any questions, please contact:

Katherine MacIvor
Program Advisor and Communications Officer, Asian Institute
ai.asianstudies@utoronto.ca
416-946-8832

Deadline: June 1, 2020

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Feb 6

Academic, Grants & Awards, Student, Travel: JOSEPH WONG STUDENT EXPERIENCE FUND

This award provides undergraduate students with financial assistance for international learning experiences in or related to Asia, such as studying an Asian language abroad, undertaking field research or special projects, or participating in an international field school. Students will be expected to provide the Asian Institute with updates about their experience and produce a short report with photos upon completion of their travel. Quality of proposal will the primary criteria. Financial need may be considered.

Award Value: 1-2 awards, up to $3,000

Eligibility: Undergraduate students in any faculty or program at the University of Toronto, including UTM and UTSC.

Deadline: March 9, 2020

How to Apply:

Please submit the following materials to ai.asianstudies@utoronto.ca as a single pdf attachment. The email subject line should be “Joseph Wong Student Experience Fund Application” and the file name of the pdf should be LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME-JWSEF2020.

  • Statement of research/study interest. This should be no more than 1 page and outline the international learning experience you plan to undertake, including the academic rationale and the significance to your program of study.
  • Curriculum Vitae (including contact information and student number)
  • Academic transcript (printout from ACORN is fine)
  • A detailed breakdown of estimated costs. Please make sure to comply with Safety Abroad regulations
  • OSAP assessment, if eligible, or short paragraph describing your financial need for this award.

One page letter of support from a University of Toronto faculty member. This may be emailed separately by the faculty member to ai.asianstudies@utoronto.ca, or submitted to Katherine MacIvor, 1 Devonshire Place room 228N, in a sealed envelope.

Deadline: March 9, 2020

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Jan 29

Academic, Grants & Awards, Student: South Asian Studies Graduate Scholarships and Bursaries

The Centre for South Asian Studies administers a number of awards to support graduate student research on South Asia.

The application deadline is March 9, 2020. Students may apply for more than one award, as long as their research fits the general description of any given award. Results are announced in mid April and funds are disbursed in May.

Please submit separate applications for each award. For each separate 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 2020/Award Title (eg., CSAS2020/India-Canada Association Scholarship) to ai.asianstudies@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 the award you are applying for is an OSOTF award, then you must also complete the SGS Financial Needs Assessment Online and include a copy of the Financial Aid Estimator Report along with the application. This is only necessary for awards with an asterisk (*) below. This may be submitted as a separate pdf with your application pdf file.

DILJIT AND GULSHAN JUNEJA AWARD FOR SOUTH ASIAN STUDIES*

Value: approximately $800
Description and eligibility: Awarded to one or more master’s or doctoral students in any department or faculty in the University whose course program or research is concentrated in the area of South Asian Studies. This is an OSOTF award and is made on the basis of financial need and academic merit.


INDIA-CANADA ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP

Value: $500-$1000
Description and eligibility: 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. This award is made on the basis of academic merit. Preference will be given to candidates whose research activities require travel to India.


INDIA’S 50TH  ANNIVERSARY GRADUATE PRIZE* 

Value: approximately $1500
Description and eligibility: Recipient must be enrolled at the graduate level in social sciences or humanities, and their study or research must be focused on India. This is an OSOTF award and is made on the basis of financial need and academic merit.


INDO-CANADIAN ADVISORY GROUP BURSARY FOR THE STUDY OF INDIA*

Value: approximately $1400
Description and eligibility: Recipient must be enrolled in the Collaborative Master’s or Doctoral Program in South Asian Studies. Preference will be given to students whose course of study or research is focused on India. This is an OSOTF award and is made on the basis of financial need and academic merit.


SANDHYA AND RITEN RAY AWARD FOR INDIAN PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGION

Value: approximately $800
Description and eligibility: Made annually 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. Excellence may be demonstrated by grades in courses, academic essays, or research (in progress or completed).

Deadline: March 9, 2020

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Dec 19

Academic, Grants & Awards, Student, Travel: Daisy Ho Contemporary China Special Undergraduate Fund

Note: Note: Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, travel to China and nearby regions will not be funded, but travel to other regions for research purposes will be considered.

We’re excited to announce the Daisy Ho Contemporary China Special Undergraduate Fund will select its inaugural awardees in spring 2020. This fund offers approximately four awards to third-year undergraduate students in the Faculty of Arts and Science who are interested in undertaking a special research project on contemporary China. The awards will be used to help defray the project costs associated with the travel and research of the student participants. The successful recipients will be required to share their findings with their peers to extend the learning opportunities.

Value: Up to approximately $5,000 to defray costs

Eligibility: Must be a third-year undergraduate student (defined as having completed between 9.0 and 13.5 full course equivalents) in the Faculty of Arts and Science at University of Toronto St. George Campus. No program eligibility restrictions.

Application Instructions: Fill out the PDF Application Form and email it to ai.asianstudies@utoronto.ca.

The application consists of 5 parts:

  1. Research Statement
  2. Schedule and Budget
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Letter of Support (to be submitted separately by the referee)
  5. Signature

Application Deadline: March 22, 2020, 11:59 pm EST

Please contact ai.asianstudies@utoronto.ca with any questions regarding this award.


Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Are there any restrictions on those who have previously received funding through AI?

No, there are no restrictions as long as any other funding you have received was not for the same proposed project.

2. Can two people team up to apply for this fund together?

Yes, as long as each team member meets the eligibility requirements. Each individual should submit a separate application form, but the research statements and budgets can be the same, with a note that you propose to work with (name the other student). The combined possible budget could be up to $10,000 total for two people, to defray reasonable costs associated with the project.

 

Deadline: March 22, 2020

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