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YCAR Language Award

Offered: In-Course (Winter)
Type: Award
Value: up to $2,000
Number of Awards: Varies depending on applications

Application Deadline: Monday, 10 February 2014 before 4pm
Application Form: Word or PDF

Description: The YCAR Language Award will be given to graduate student(s) enrolled at York University and registered for the Graduate Diploma in Asian Studies (GDAS), administered by the York Centre for Asian Research (YCAR). It will provide up to three awards to reimburse costs directly related to language study. Receipts will be required before related language training expenses are reimbursed. The award is open to local and international students who are enrolled in GDAS at York, have a grade point average of at least B+, and with demonstrated need to learn a specific Asian language to appreciate and better understand the context and perspectives relating to their area of research study.

Application Process: Applications are due on Monday, 10 February 2014 before 4pm, with the successful applicant(s) being notified within 30 days.

Applications should include:
1) CV
2) An unofficial copy of current York University transcript of marks (can be accessed through Student Web Services)
3) Two-page research proposal describing the objectives of Asian study and how the language acquisition will contribute further to the proposed research
4) One page outline of the chosen language programme in relation to the applicant’s area of research study that justifies how it will provide a reasonable opportunity to increase their language skill level
5) One page summary of the student's personal and educational background
6) Short statement of how the student intends to use the funds
7) Any supporting documentation, including Human Participants Research Protocol (if applicable).

Two faculty members should endorse the application; at least one must be a YCAR Faculty Associate (ideally the student's GDAS committee member). 

York University Award Code: 3219

Application Form: Word or PDF

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