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Deadline April 20, 2020

Academic, Student: Call for Student Executives, 2020-21: Synergy: The Journal of Contemporary Asian Studies

Synergy: The Journal of Contemporary Asian Studies is currently recruiting for the 2020-2021 year. We are the undergraduate academic journal of the Asian Institute, with the goal of stimulating and generating vibrant academic discussions on current developments in the Asia-Pacific region.

We are looking for passionate U of T students from all academic backgrounds to fill the roles of: Lead Editor (Southeast Asia), Copy-Editor (East, South, and Southeast Asia), Event Reporter (East Asia), and Contributor (East, South, and Southeast Asia). Please see the attached document for more information on instructions to apply. Applications will close on Monday, April 20th at 11:59 PM ET, and will be reviewed on a rolling basis. 

We look forward to reviewing your application!

Sincerely,

Editorial Committee

Synergy: The Journal of Contemporary Asian Studies

Deadline: April 20, 2020

https://munkschool.utoronto.ca/ai/files/2020/04/Synergy-Journal-2020-External-Recruitment-1.pdf

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Deadline April 15, 2020

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

The Dr. David Chu Program in Asia Pacific Studies is accepting nominations from faculty and staff for its Student Leadership Awards.

Value and number of awards range from $500 to $2,000 per student based on applicant pool each year.

These awards are open to undergraduate or graduate students in the Faculty of Arts and Science who are pursuing research or study related to the Asia Pacific region (East or Southeast Asia). The recipients must demonstrate their ongoing and planned contributions to promoting Asia Pacific Studies and research at the University of Toronto. Academic merit and financial need will also be considered.

Priority for these awards goes to Ontario residents, however non-Ontario residents who demonstrate financial need are also eligible to be considered. Financial need is demonstrated on page 3 of the enclosed Financial Needs Assessment Form when a negative balance appears in the Total Need field (e.g., Total Income is less than Total Expenses).

Student nominees must fill out Section A of the application form and Financial Needs Assessment Form, and provide attachments (unofficial transcripts, CV). Nominators must fill out Section B and submit the completed nomination form to ai.asianstudies@utoronto.ca by the deadline of April 15.

Download the application form here.

Please contact ai.asianstudies@utoronto.ca with questions.

Deadline: April 15, 2020

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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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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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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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Posted December
6 2019

Academic, Student: Call for Submissions: Synergy: The Journal of Contemporary Asian Studies

Synergy Journal is an undergraduate academic journal housed at the Asian Institute of the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, University of Toronto. Our journal seeks to publish the world’s premier undergraduate work pertaining to the study of contemporary Asia, specifically on the current political, historical, social, and/or economic developments in the Asia region. Synergy is currently listed with the Library and Archives Canada.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

We are currently inviting submissions for our online publication for the 2019-2020 academic year. The journal regularly publishes academic articles and submissions, book reviews, op-eds, current event reports, original photography, video, and more. The accepted language of the academic article is English. A selection of original research will also be compiled into a print publication at the end of each academic year. Submissions are open to all individuals in the global scholarly community, with preference given to rigorous undergraduate submissions. Submissions are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis.

Our journal accepts academic scholarly contributions in the following categories:

1. Academic Articles

Academic Articles should be at least 1,500 words in length. Please include the following materials in your submission to submissions@utsynergyjournal.org.

  • Bio of author(s)
  • Title
  • Abstract (200 words) and Keywords (4-5 primary keywords)
  • Bibliography and citations (Chicago 16th Edition, footnotes)
    • It is the responsibility of the individual author(s) to follow the correct citation format as required by Synergy. Please use the footnote citation format as opposed to the in-text citation format, and provide a list of references at the end

2. Book Reviews & Op-Eds

Book Reviews and Op-Eds should be 800-1,500 words in length.  Longer submissions (longer than 1,500 words) could be considered depending on the level of academic rigour of the content. Please include the following materials in your submission to submissions@utsynergyjournal.org.

  • Bio of author(s)
  • Title
  • Keywords (4-5 primary keywords)
  • Bibliography and citations (Chicago 16th Edition, footnotes)
    • It is the responsibility of the individual author(s) to follow the correct citation format as required by Synergy. Please use the footnote citation format as opposed to the in-text citation format, and provide a list of references at the end.

3. Original Video

Video submissions of original academic documentaries will be accepted as of the 2019-2020 academic year. Video submissions should be made via link to an existing Youtube posting, Cloud storage link, or any other method that would enable viewing of your submission. Please include the following materials in your submission to submissions@utsynergyjournal.org.

  • Bio of videographer(s)
  • Title
  • Keywords (4-5 primary keywords)
  • (if relevant) Bibliography (Chicago 16th Edition)
    • It is the responsibility of the individual author(s) to follow the correct citation format as required by Synergy. Please use the footnote citation format as opposed to the in-text citation format, and provide a list of references at the end.

4. Original Photography

Photo submissions should be made in high-resolution JPEG file(s). You may compress files into a zip folder for convenience. In addition, please take note of format below for a complete image credit line, to be submitted along with your photography

  • Bio of Photographer(s)
  • Title
  • Per Image: A short description with relevance to your submission (date, location, etc.) | Image: Name of Source/Institution
    • Example: Lecture on South Asia’s identity politics | Image: Asian Institute, University of Toronto

SUBMISSION PROCESS

Please send submissions to submissions@utsynergyjournal.org  as attachments in Microsoft Word format for written submissions, access links for Video submissions, and JPEG format for Original Photography, with all the aforementioned information. For each submission, please name your email subject line as “Synergy Submission – [region of focus – East, Southeast, or South Asia], [type of submission], [last name]”.

Please include the following in the body of the email:

  • Full contact information (name(s), institutional affiliation and country of origin, and e-mail address);
  • A brief (1—2 sentences) biographical note for each contributor;
  • Any additional comments may be included at the discretion of the individual corresponding contributor.

http://utsynergyjournal.org/call-for-submissions/

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