Opportunities at the IAR

Here you will find a full list of funding, research, employment and volunteer opportunities that are currently available through the Institute of Asian Research (IAR).

Call for Applicants – Pan Tianshou Scholarship 2017

Posted 23 Mar, 2017 The Institute of Asian Research (IAR) at the University of British Columbia invites submissions for the Pan Tianshou Scholarship. Five graduate scholarships of $2,000 each are offered to Masters and PhD students who are studying or conducting research in Chinese Studies or research relating to China.  The scholarships are funded by the Pan Tianshou Foundation […] Read more >>

Call for Abstracts: Canadian Council for Southeast Asian Studies Conference 2017

Posted 24 Feb, 2017 People In and Out of Place – Canadian Council for Southeast Asian Studies Conference 2017 The 33rd Biennial CCSEAS conference theme—“People In and Out of Place”—represents a long standing and yet often forgotten dynamic of a region known as the crossroads of different peoples, histories, cultures and politics. We welcome panels, roundtables and screen works […] Read more >>

Call for Applications: 2017 Taiwan Scholarship

Posted 9 Feb, 2017 2017 Taiwan Scholarship Purpose: The Taiwan Scholarship Program was established by the Republic of China (Taiwan) — the Ministry of Education (MOE) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) to encourage outstanding international students to undertake degree programs in Taiwan. In addition to providing study opportunities for a wide range of disciplines at Taiwan’s universities […] Read more >>

Call for Applications: 2017 Huayu Enrichment Scholarship

Posted 9 Feb, 2017 2017 Huayu Enrichment Scholarship Purpose: To encourage international students (Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao SAR students are not eligible) to study Huayu courses in the Republic of China (Taiwan); To provide them with opportunities to increase their understanding of Taiwanese culture and society, and to promote mutual understanding and interactions between Taiwan and the international […] Read more >>

Call for papers: North American Taiwan Studies Association (NATSA) 2017 Annual Conference

Posted 2 Dec, 2016 The program committee for the 23rd Anniversary Conference of the North American Taiwan Studies Association (NATSA) welcomes scholars to submit abstract proposals for our 2017 conference to be held at Stanford University.  The conference will be organized around the theme “RE: Taiwan as Practice, Method, and Theory“.  We welcome submissions of individual papers or panels […] Read more >>

Call for Papers – The Second Carleton Graduate Student Conference on Research on China

Posted 17 Oct, 2016 The Second Carleton Graduate Student Conference on Research on China will be held on February 23-24, 2017 at Carleton University in Ottawa. This conference offers graduate students broadly interested in the study of China an opportunity to gather in the nation’s capital, present and receive feedback on their research from a scholarly audience, and engage […] Read more >>

Call for Papers – Asian Connections: Linking Mobilities of Capital and Labour in Theory and Practice

Posted 17 Oct, 2016 The York Centre for Asian Research (YCAR) “Asian Connections: Linking Mobilities of Capital and Labour in Theory and Practice” seeks to reunite the study of corporate and migrant transnationalisms by exploring how they are causally or structurally connected in the context of cross-border mobilities of capital and labour into, out of, and within, Asia. May […] Read more >>

The 2016 Nehru Humanitarian Award in the Memory of Prem Goel

Posted 17 Oct, 2016 The Centre for India and South Asia Research (CISAR) invites submissions for the 2016 Prem Goel Memorial Award. The annual award of $1,000 is given to the UBC graduate student judged to have the most promising research program related to South Asia. All students pursuing an MA or PhD at UBC-Vancouver are eligible for this […] Read more >>

Call for Papers – Graduate Student Conference on Research in China

Posted 8 Jul, 2016 The Second Carleton Graduate Conference on Research in China (Feb. 23–24, 2017) is seeking paper submissions from PhD and advanced MA students who share an interest in Chinese studies from the following disciplines: political science, economics, sociology, international relations, or business. Proposals from other social science disciplines will also be considered. Deadline for submission of abstracts: […] Read more >>

Call for Applications – Career Opportunities at GDUFS

Posted 14 Apr, 2016 The Guangdong University of Foreign Affairs is a major international university in South China known for its global-minded faculty and student body and its research on international languages, literature, culture, trade and strategic studies. The Canadian Studies Centre is looking for 1 or more Researchers with Ph.D. completed or in progress in the following areas: […] Read more >>

Call for Applications: Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada Post-Graduate Research Fellowships

Posted 17 Feb, 2017 The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada is committed to fostering the next generation of researchers and analysts. To that end, it offers three one-year fellowships for recent Master’s and Doctoral graduates whose academic background and professional goals include policy-relevant issues in the contemporary Asia Pacific. The Foundation welcomes applications from graduates in the social sciences, […] Read more >>

Call for Applications: 2017 Mosaic Taiwan Fellowship Program

Posted 13 Jan, 2017 The 2-week long exchange program provides young U.S. and Canadian students and professionals a wonderful opportunity to explore Taiwan through workshops, lectures, home stays, historic site visits and extensive cultural activities from May 28 through June 10, 2017. Travel and living arrangements in Taiwan are provided by the Ministry. The Fellowship is limited to the […] Read more >>

Call for Applications – Asia Connect Student Working Groups

Posted 12 Dec, 2016 The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APF Canada) is seeking young Canadians who are interested in researching contemporary topics in Asia. Research work topic streams are: Building Skills for the Asian Century: Increasing professional competencies for Asia Widening the Scope of Canada-Asia Diplomacy: Alternative diplomacy methods Connecting with the Asian Century’s Future Influencers: Examining youth interests in […] Read more >>

Junior Research Fellowship – Data analysis and surveys

Posted 26 Oct, 2016 Fellowship Description The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APF Canada) is committed to fostering the next generation of Asia Pacific researchers and practitioners. To this end, it is offering a three-month Junior Research Fellowship for applicants interested in learning more about Canada’s engagement with Asia. Applicants should be Canadian citizens or permanent residents who are […] Read more >>

Junior Research Fellowship – Research on China’s Health Sector

Posted 26 Oct, 2016 Program Description The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada is committed to fostering the next generation of Asia Pacific researchers and practitioners. To this end, it is offering a short-term Junior Research Fellowship for applicants interested in learning more about Asian businesses. Applicants should be Canadians who are currently enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate program, […] Read more >>

JET Programme

Posted 17 Oct, 2016 The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme offers a minimum, one-year opportunity to experience Japan as an Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) or Coordinator for International Relations (CIR) through an official Government of Japan program. ALTs work alongside Japanese teachers of English in the public school system, while CIRs are employed in local government offices. Participants […] Read more >>

Fully Funded Opportunity to Study in China

Posted 17 Oct, 2016 Peking University, a UBC partner and one of China’s most selective academic institutions, is encouraging UBC students to apply to its year-long, fully funded interdisciplinary master’s program at its Yenching Academy. Deadline to apply:  November 15, 2016 More information Read more >>

Vancouver Organizing Apprenticeship Program – Union Organizer

Posted 23 Sep, 2016 The Service Employees International Union is recruiting activists for the launch of our October 2016 Vancouver Organizing Apprenticeship Program. We are seeking energetic individuals to lead our efforts to organize and empower low wage workers. Read more >>

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