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).

Consulate General of Japan: Application for the 2019 MEXT Research Student Scholarship

Posted May 3, 2018
The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of the Government of Japan is currently accepting applications for its 2019 Research Student Scholarship for foreign students who wish to study at Japanese universities as research or post-graduate students. The scholarship covers full tuition, a monthly allowance and a round-trip flight between Canada and […] Read more

Sorry, there are currently no Work Learn opportunities available.

New Asia Pacific Foundation Student Opportunity

Posted September 6, 2018
The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APF Canada) is recruiting up to 10 local post-secondary (undergraduate) students to convene a student-led ‘election watch team’ for the upcoming general election in Bangladesh. The Election Watch team members will meet on a weekly basis and produce materials to better inform the Canadian public about the general political […] Read more

2019 Centre for Chinese Studies Research Grant Program

Posted May 25, 2018
The 2019 Centre for Chinese Studies Research Grant Program for foreign scholars is now available. This program is aimed at foreign professors, associate professors, assistant professors (including post-doctoral researchers) and doctoral candidates in departments related to Chinese studies at foreign universities, as well as researchers at related foreign academic institutes. The research should be undertaken in […] Read more

Call for Applications – Taiwan Fellowship

Posted May 9, 2018
Taiwan Fellowship is established by the Foreign Ministry in Taiwan to encourage scholars to do research in Taiwan, on topics ranging from Taiwan, cross-strait relations, mainland China, Asia-Pacific region to Chinese studies. Application is open until June 30, 2018, and the finalists begin their research in Taiwan in 2019. Read more

From NGOs to Social Enterprises: Chinese Social Organizations in Local and Global Governance

Posted April 27, 2018
Dr. Timothy Hildebrandt (Associate Professor of Social Policy at the LSE), an internationally-recognised expert in the study of NGOs in China, is offering his course on Chinese social organisations this coming August at the LSE-PKU Summer School in Beijing (‘From NGOs to Social Enterprises: Chinese Social Organizations in Local and Global Governance’). In the course—which […] Read more

Schwarzman Scholars: Global Leadership for the 21st Century

Posted April 20, 2018
The Schwarzman Scholars application for the 2019-2020 academic year is now available. Schwarzman Scholars was conceptualized in order to help future leaders better understand China, providing them with the firsthand knowledge and relationships necessary to foster collaboration and cooperation between nations. The program is open to candidates between the ages of 18 and 28 years old, […] Read more

Workshop: Digital Humanities & EA Religions

Posted April 13, 2018
Students enrolled in or admitted to MA/PhD programs are invited to join a workshop on Digital Humanities for Research in East Asian Religion. This is an opportunity to gain basic skills in mapping and network analysis tools. Funding for travel and accommodation is available so apply soon! Graduate students in religious studies, literature, history, anthropology and related disciplines with an interest in religion […] Read more

Post-Graduate Research Fellowships

Posted April 9, 2018
Call for Post-Graduate Research Fellowships: The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada is committed to fostering the next generation of Asia Pacific researchers and analysts. To this end, it offers up to three Post-Graduate Research Fellowships valued at $40,000 for Master’s graduates and $42,000 for PhD graduates for a one-year non-renewable term. Successful applicants will have […] Read more

Intensive Nepali and Tibetan Language & Community Engaged Learning Program

Posted February 23, 2018
Intensive Nepali and Tibetan Language & Community Engaged Learning Program ASTU 204E 001 (Nepali) A two-week intensive introductory Nepali language course offered by UBC Himalaya Program. This is a community-engaged course that blends classroom instruction with experiential learning off-campus at Nepali community sites in the Lower Mainland. Actual class times may vary to accommodate off-site […] Read more

Sorry, there are currently no research assistantship opportunities available.

Join the IAR’s hardworking team of volunteers and gain valuable experience in event planning, logistics and set-up. You will have the opportunity to connect not only with UBC faculty and researchers, but also with scholars, professionals, ambassadors and political experts from all over the world. Sound interesting? Complete the form below and the IAR Office will be in touch.

Student Volunteer Form

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