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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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