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Deadline April 5, 2021

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

The Dr. David Chu Program in Asia Pacific Studies is accepting applications from students 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 will also be considered.

This award requires demonstration of financial need. Preference will be given to students on OSAP. Some funding is available for students who are not Ontario residents but demonstrate financial need. Students must be receiving OSAP or other provincial loans during the academic year for which they are applying for the scholarship. For non-OSAP recipients, financial need is demonstrated on page 5 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). Please contact ai.asianstudies@utoronto.ca for assistance with filling out this form.

Applicants must submit the completed application form and attachments (unofficial transcripts, CV) to ai.asianstudies@utoronto.ca by the deadline of April 5. They must also have a faculty, staff, or student referee submit a letter of recommendation directly via email to ai.asianstudies@utoronto.ca by the deadline.

Download the application form here.

Please contact Katherine MacIvor at ai.asianstudies@utoronto.ca with questions.

Deadline: April 5, 2021

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Deadline April 5, 2021

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

Please note: The University of Toronto has extended the cancellation of future University activity to international locations for all students until August 31st, 2021. Therefore, students should not propose research projects involving travel before September 2021 – they will not be considered. Research projects that can be completed remotely before August 31, 2021, or involving travel after September 2021 (pending Safety Abroad approval) will be considered. For non-travel research projects, books and equipment can be claimed as eligible expenses.

Non-OSAP applicants are urged to contact ai.asianstudies@utoronto.ca at least one week in advance of the deadline to review the financial needs assessment form and confirm eligibility.

Dr. David Chu Scholarship in Asia Pacific Studies Application Form

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Reserved for undergraduate or graduate University of Toronto students pursuing study or research related to the Asia Pacific region (East and Southeast Asia).
  • Students require demonstration of financial need. Ontario residents are given priority, but non-Ontario residents with financial need are also encouraged to apply.
  • For advice on writing a research proposal, please visit the U of T Writing page.

Award and Payment Info:

  • The value and total number of individual awards will be determined annually.
  • Projects that involve travel outside of Canada, students must complete the Safety Abroad process before your funding can be released. For more information on travel approval, please contact safety.abroad@utoronto.ca
  • Please allow 6-8 weeks for notifications.

Deadline:

  • April 5, 2021 at 11:59 EST – Late or incomplete submissions will not be accepted.
  • Attend an Information session about this award on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 from 2:00 – 3:00 pm EST via Zoom. Register here.
  • Applications must be submitted via email:  undergrad.awards.artsci@utoronto.ca
  • If you have any questions about the Dr. David Chu Scholarship in Asia Pacific Studies, email us.

Deadline: April 5, 2021

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Deadline February 8, 2021

Academic, Student: Taiwan Gazette: Call for Student Translators and Storytellers

We are looking for volunteer student translators and storytellers!

Apply by February 8, 2021

At the Taiwan Gazette, we translate Chinese-language features and analyses into English to highlight stories about Taiwan that tend to be underreported in Western media. Occasionally, we publish stories about Hong Kong and China as well. We are seeking a bilingual translator who is also interested in improving their storytelling skills. While most of our published pieces are built on translation, we also strongly encourage volunteers to rewrite and summarize – instead of doing word for word translation – in order to improve readability for a story to have impact.

 

What you will learn:

  • How to write well
  • Storytelling technics
  • A deeper understanding of Taiwan and Asia Pacific issues
  • Work period: December to June
  • Work load: 10 translated articles of 2000 words each
  • Compensation: $500

 

If you’d like to apply, please fill out the Google form linked below with your name and University of Toronto email address, and then answer the two translation questions in the space provided. If you have any questions about the opportunity, feel free to reach out to us at: taiwangazette@gmail.com.

Begin your application here!

Deadline: February 8, 2021

https://forms.gle/dRcuGJyTvEsqdF6r6

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Deadline January 31, 2021

Academic, Student: Deadline Extended: Call for Papers: Centre for South Asian Studies Graduate Symposium 2021

Poster for CSAS Graduate Symposium Call for Papers. All details are in text below.

CSAS Graduate Symposium 2021 
April 22-23, 2021
14:00 – 18:00 EST
Venue: Virtual/Zoom

ABSTRACT

The Center for South Asian Studies (CSAS) at the University of Toronto hosts the first CSAS Graduate Symposium in April 2021.

CSAS Graduate Symposium 2021 is an initiative to bring together researchers from across disciplines who work in/with South Asia while also re-thinking and engaging with “South Asia” as a category.

The Symposium welcomes papers from across disciplines, from both early and advanced graduate students at the University of Toronto, who engage with the region and ideas of South Asia. The Symposium aims to provide an accessible and friendly platform to research scholars to discuss their projects, research ideas, and papers. The Symposium seeks to facilitate an informal and fluid discussion where students are encouraged to present ongoing work to spark conversations, seek feedback, and brainstorm ideas with fellow graduate students and faculty.

We invite projects that engage with South Asia in a broad sense, including Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, the Maldives, Afghanistan, Bhutan, Myanmar or Burma, India, and transnational diasporic spaces. Papers may engage, but need not limit themselves to, any of the following themes:

  • Pluralism and State
  • Mapping – Space and People
  • Migration, Transnationalism and Diaspora
  • Language and Linguistic Identity
  • Tradition and Cosmopolitanism
  • Regionalism, Trans-regionalism
  • Majorities, Minorities, and Sectarian Identities
  • Nationalism, Borderlands, and Citizenship
  • Rural and Urban Development
  • Intersubjectivity and the Divine
  • Poetics and Subversion
  • Multivocality and Location
  • Race, Gender and Class
  • Labor and Employment
  • Literacy and Education
  • Trade and Globalization
  • Visual and Performing Arts

The event will be held on April 22-23, 2021, in Toronto via Zoom. Questions can be directed to sarah.alam@mail.utoronto.ca or asmita.bhutani@mail.utoronto.ca

Proposals should include a title, a 300-word abstract (with keywords), institutional affiliation, and contact information such as as full name, email ID and department. Please submit proposals to SouthAsiaSymposium@gmail.com by January 31, 2021.

We welcome proposals in the following formats:  individual papers, a panel, group presentations, roundtable discussion,  posters, and art-based performances.

We are happy to inform you that all papers presented at the CSAS Graduate Symposium 2021 will be reviewed and considered to be published as indexed Symposium Proceedings through the Re:Locations Journal (https://relocationsjournal.sa.utoronto.ca/), an interdisciplinary, graduate peer-reviewed journal at the University of Toronto. The presenters will be expected to submit their papers 1-2 weeks after the conclusion of the Symposium.

The keynote speaker for the CSAS Graduate Symposium 2021 is Dr. Manan Ahmed, Associate Professor at Columbia University. He is a historian of South Asia and the coastal western Indian Ocean world from 1000-1800 CE and the author of the acclaimed monograph, A Book of Conquest: Chachnama and Muslim Originss in South Asia (Harvard University Press, 2016).

Deadline: January 31, 2021

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Deadline Rolling basis

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

Synergy: The Journal of Contemporary Asian Studies is an undergraduate academic journal with a regional focus on East, Southeast, and South Asia founded at the Asian Institute of the University of Toronto. The Journal seeks to publish the world’s premier undergraduate work pertaining to the study of contemporary Asia, specifically on the current political, historical, societal, and/or economic developments in the Asia region.

Synergy is inviting submissions for its online publication for the academic year of 2020-2021. Submissions are open to all individuals within the scholarly community around the world. Synergy is currently listed with the Library and Archives Canada.

Please send submissions to ut.synergy.journal@gmail.com in MS Word format, with all identifying information such as contributor(s) names and institutional affiliation(s) removed from the document for the purposes of anonymous review by editors; and a Title, Bio, Abstract, Keywords, Citations (Chicago footnote format) and Reference List (Chicago format). The submission is accepted on a rolling basis for the monthly publication.

For more information on detailed requirements, style guide, and submission process, please visit http://utsynergyjournal.org/call-for-submissions. If you have any questions regarding submission, please send them to ut.synergy.journal@gmail.com with the subject line “Synergy Submission Inquiries”.

We look forward to your submission.

Editorial Committee 2020-2021
Synergy: The Journal of Contemporary Asian Studies
Asian Institute | Munk School of Global Affairs | University of Toronto
1 Devonshire Place | Room 267S |
Online ISSN 2369-8217 | Print ISSN 2369-8209 |
Email: submissions@utsynergyjournal.org | Twitter: @AI_UofT | @SynergyJournal |
Website: http://utsynergyjournal.org/

View Call for Submissions in PDF form.

Deadline: Rolling basis

http://utsynergyjournal.org/

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Closed

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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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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Deadline open

Academic: Sessional Lecturer Positions at the Asian Institute: Continuously Posted Notice

ASIAN INSTITUTE AT THE MUNK SCHOOL OF GLOBAL AFFAIRS & PUBLIC POLICY
FACULTY OF ARTS AND SCIENCE
CONTINUOUSLY-POSTED NOTICE

FILLING SESSIONAL LECTURER POSITIONS
UNDER THE CUPE 3902 UNIT 3 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT

HOW TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION

The Asian Institute may hire Sessional Lecturers to deliver some of its undergraduate courses. Specific courses will be posted on the Asian Institute website at https://munkschool.utoronto.ca/ai/opportunities/, and on our Departmental bulletin board at 1 Devonshire Place, North House, outside room 228N. To be considered for a position, the CUPE 3902 Unit 3 application form http://www.hrandequity.utoronto.ca/resources/forms.htm#recruitment and Curriculum Vitae must be submitted to:

Katherine MacIvor
Program Advisor, Asian Institute
Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, University of Toronto
1 Devonshire Place, Room 228N
Toronto, ON M5S 3K7
Email: ai.asianstudies@utoronto.ca
Phone: 416-946-8832

A valid email address is required. We prefer that applications and CVs be submitted via email.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Generally speaking, we expect to make decisions concerning courses in May for Winter or Fall courses; and in March for Spring and Summer courses. However, some decisions may be made earlier or later than these time frames, depending on circumstances. Unexpected vacancies may arise at any time.

Applications will be retained for twenty-four (24) months. Persons who submit applications and CVs will receive emailed job postings for specific positions for the subsequent twenty-four (24) months.

This notice is posted pursuant to the CUPE Local 3902 Unit 3 Collective Agreement. Please note that in accordance with that agreement, preference in hiring is given to qualified persons advanced to the rank of Sessional Lecturer II or Sessional Lecturer III in accordance with Article 14:12.

Please visit the University’s Current Opportunities Webpage for Sessional Lecturer positions: https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10090/jobsearch.ftl

Deadline: open

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