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Faculty of Graduate Studies


The Paavo & Aino Lukkari Award (a GSMP award)

Award level:  Master's or doctoral
Award value: up to $10,000*
Renewable: This award is non-renewable.
Domestic/VISA: Domestic students are eligible.
Number of awards: up to 2*
Eligible area of study: The Paavo and Aino Lukkari Award will be awarded annually to graduate student(s) whose research focuses on human rights and social justice issues related to the situation of indigenous people or people of African descent in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Selection criteria: (a) Graduate students whose research is on human rights and social justice issues related to the situation of indigenous people and/or people of African descent in Latin America and the Caribbean; (b) Academic accomplishments (i.e. must have a minimum ďA-ďaverage); (c) Must be Canadian citizens, permanent residents or protected persons, Residents of Ontario; (d) Must demonstrate financial need.
Application / nomination package: (a) Statement of research; (b) CV; (c) Two letters of support; (d) Transcripts; (e) Letter of nomination from the director of CERLAC; and, (f) Student Financial Profile.
Process: The application process requires nomination from the Centre of Research on Latin America and the Caribbean (CERLAC). All students whose research is on human rights and social justice issues related to the situation of indigenous people or people of African descent in Latin America and the Caribbean should contact CERLAC to indicate their interest in being considered. Students apply directly to CERLAC by March 31, 2014. Application Form.
FGS deadline: Program nominations with complete documentation are due to Sandra Yiu in the Office of the Dean, Graduate Studies by April 1, 2014. The Faculty of Graduate Studies Awards Committee will review nominees for eligibility.
For more information: http://www.yorku.ca/grads/money_matters/money_matters.html
Contact: Coordinator, CERLAC (cbonifaz@yorku.ca)
Notes: * The value and number of award(s) in any given year will depend on the rate of distribution from the endowment fund, and the number of recipients selected.


 

 

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