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Deadline April 12, 2021

Academic, Grants & Awards, Student: SOUTH ASIAN STUDIES GRADUATE AWARDS AND BURSARIES

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

The application deadline for 2021 will be April 12. Students may apply for more than one award, as long as their research fits the general description of any given award. Results are announced 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 2021/Award Title (eg., CSAS2021/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 ACORN 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 Form. 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 $500-$1,000
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 qualifying Ontario residency, financial need, and academic merit.


INDIA’S 50TH  ANNIVERSARY GRADUATE PRIZE* 

Value: Approximately $1,000-$2,000
Description and eligibility: Awarded to one or more students. Recipients 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 qualifying Ontario residency, financial need, and academic merit.


INDIA-CANADA ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP

Value: Approximately $700-$1,350
Description and eligibility: Awarded to one or more graduate students 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.


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

Value: Approximately $2,115
Description and eligibility: Recipient must be enrolled in the Collaborative Master’s or Doctoral Specialization 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 qualifying Ontario residency, financial need, and academic merit.


SANDHYA AND RITEN RAY AWARD FOR INDIAN PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGION

Value: Approximately $450-$944
Description and eligibility: Awarded to one or more graduate students at 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).


SHIRLEY ULDALL MEMORIAL BOOK PRIZE*

Value: Approximately $238
Description and eligibility: Awarded to one or more graduate students in the Collaborative Master’s or Doctoral Specialization in South Asian Studies who has completed or is currently taking SAS2004H. This is an OSOTF award and is made on the basis of qualifying Ontario residency, financial need, and academic merit.

Deadline: April 12, 2021

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Deadline April 12, 2021

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 current travel restrictions, for the spring 2021 competition students may apply for non-travel funding or funding for travel to take place after travel restrictions are lifted (pending U of T Safety Abroad approval).

Award Value

The value and total number of individual awards will be determined annually. For the spring 2021 competition the Asian Institute anticipates 1-3 awards of approximately $1,049 to $3,147. The funds may be used anytime between July 1, 2021 and June 30, 2022.

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 2021 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

April 12, 2021 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: April 12, 2021

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Deadline April 12, 2021

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

This fund offers 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 are 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:

  • Approximately four awards, value of awards will be determined annually by a committee.
  • Travel awards are paid at the time of travel after students have completed a Safety Abroad Workshop and registered with the Safety Abroad Office.

Note: Due to COVID-19, the University of Toronto has extended the cancellation of future University activity to international locations for all students until August 31st, 2021. Therefore, this year applications will be considered for students who can conduct their research remotely before August 31 or can travel after September 1 (pending Safety Abroad approval).

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: See Arts & Science International and Research Awards for application form.

The application consists of an application form with 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: April 12, 2021, 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: April 12, 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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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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