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: Graduate Research Fellowship for Fieldwork in/related to Asia

Posted 10 May, 2017 The IAR is pleased to offer one-time fellowships to graduate students of the University of British Columbia who need to travel to Asia (or significant research collections) for their PhD or MA research theses or to present papers at conferences (following acceptance). Fellowships will be in the range of $500–$3000 per student. Please write a […] Read more >>

Call for Applicants: MEXT Scholarship Programs

Posted 26 Apr, 2017 The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of the Government of Japan is currently accepting applications for its 2017 Research Student Scholarship for foreign students who wish to study at Japanese universities. The scholarship covers full tuition, a monthly allowance and a round-trip flight between Canada and Japan. The Research Student Scholarship […] Read more >>

Call for Applicants: Scholarship for Experiencing China – Tsinghua Summer School 2017

Posted 7 Apr, 2017 The Experiencing China – Tsinghua Summer School 2017 is a two-week summer program offering a series of keynote lectures in China’s economy, environment, international relations and history by leaders at the forefront of their respective fields; team projects, site visits and round-table discussions facilitated by a team of multidisciplinary tutors; and a wide range of […] Read more >>

Call for Abstracts: 17th Annual Research Postgraduate Conference at the University of Hong Kong

Posted 31 Mar, 2017 This multidisciplinary conference provides a valuable platform for all research postgraduate students and academics for cross-disciplinary and international research interaction. Date: Saturday, May 27, 2017 Time: 9:00AM Venue:  11/F, The Jockey Club Tower, Centennial Campus, The University of Hong Kong Research themes: China Studies Comparative Asian and International Studies Culture and Heritage Environment, Urban Planning […] Read more >>

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 – Taiwan Fellowship

Posted 23 Jun, 2017 The Taiwan Fellowship was established by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of China (Taiwan) to encourage experts, scholars, and doctoral students worldwide to conduct research in Taiwan’s universities or research institutions, thereby promoting international academic partnerships. Application is open until June 30, 2017, and the finalists begin their research in Taiwan in 2018. […] Read more >>

Call for Expressions of Interest for Capacity Development of Myanmar’s Think Tanks

Posted 14 Jun, 2017 Call for: Expressions of interest Deadline: July 24, 2017 by 11:45PM EDT Region: Myanmar Budget: At least three Myanmar-based think tanks will receive a maximum of CA$400,000 each Program: Knowledge for Democracy Myanmar Topics: Think Tanks, Policy Research, Economic Development Funded by: Global Affairs Canada and IDRC Contact: myanmar@idrc.ca Eligibility This call is open to independent policy research institutions […] Read more >>

Call for Concept Notes – Research on Gender Equality and Decentralization in Myanmar

Posted 14 Jun, 2017 Call for: Concept notes Deadline: August 7, 2017 by 11:45PM EDT Duration: 36 months Region: Myanmar, Southeast Asia Budget: Up to four research projects of a maximum of CA$400,000 each Program: Knowledge for Democracy Myanmar Topics: Decentralization, Gender Equality, Political Representation, Budgeting, Public Services Funded by: Global Affairs Canada and IDRC Contact: myanmar@idrc.ca Eligibility This […] Read more >>

Call for Applications – IAR Research Director

Posted 13 Jun, 2017 The University of British Columbia School of Public Policy and Global Affairs Faculty of Arts Institute of Asian Research Research Director Application Instructions Deadline for applications: 5pm, June 23, 2017 Applicants are asked to consult with their unit Head/Director to request a note of endorsement. Please send C.V., 2-page expression of interest, and Head’s endorsement […] Read more >>

Call for Applicants – English / Mandarin Chinese Interpreter

Posted 9 Jun, 2017 A two-week executive training program will be offered by the Institute of Asian Research for delegates of the Chinese government from August 14 to 25, 2017. The first week of the training program will be held in the UBC Point Grey campus and the second week will be held in Ottawa, Ontario (venue to be […] Read more >>

Call for Applications – Social Science Research Methods (HKU Postgraduate Summer School)

Posted 12 May, 2017 HKU Postgraduate Summer School: Social Science Research Methods is designed to expose postgraduate students and researchers to advanced methodologies for conducting social science research. Covering both qualitative and quantitative techniques, the courses offer students and researchers a unique opportunity to meet leading scholars in their areas, to develop professional networks and to broaden their set […] Read more >>

Call for Applications – MPPGA Graduate Director

Posted 12 May, 2017 The UBC School of Public Policy and Global Affairs in the Faculty of Arts, at UBC-Vancouver invites applications for the position of Graduate Director for the Masters in Public Policy and Global Affairs (MPPGA). The position is expected to be a 1-year appointment, at the rank of Instructor Without Review, with anticipated start date of […] Read more >>

Call for Applications: HSBC Chair in Asian Research

Posted 28 Apr, 2017 The Institute of Asian Research in the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs, in the Faculty of Arts, at UBC-Vancouver invites applicants for the HSBC Chair in Asian Research which supports policy-oriented work on Asia.  The position is anticipated to begin July 1, 2017 for an initial 5-year term, potentially renewable.  Selection criteria include […] Read more >>

Call for Applicants: Hou Family Fellow at the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies

Posted 13 Apr, 2017 The Hou Family Fellowship for Taiwan Studies sponsors one North America-based scholar of Taiwan Studies and one Taiwan-based scholar of Taiwan Studies as visiting fellows at the Fairbank Center to pursue Taiwan related research for a term of three to twelve months from August 1, 2017 to July 31, 2018. Applications are welcome from candidates with […] Read more >>

Call for Applications: CCK Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Chinese Studies (2017-2018)

Posted 31 Mar, 2017 Fellowship location: York University, Toronto, Canada Deadline: Friday, 28 April 2017 Discipline: Social Sciences and Humanities Eligibility Emerging scholars who are Canadian citizens or Permanent Residents, who have received a PhD degree within the last five years, and who do not hold full-time salaried positions may apply for this CCK Postdoctoral Research Fellowship. Current doctoral […] 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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