Award Search

This tool lets you view awards, scholarships, prizes and bursaries offered at York University. Take a few moments to search for awards you may be eligible for: you can search by Faculty, award type, activity level or type in the name of an award that you may be familiar with. Unless otherwise stated, all full-time, part-time and mature students are eligible for all the awards in the system so long as they meet the published criteria.

For additional graduate awards, visit the York Financial Assistance section of the Faculty of Graduate Studies website. You can also see a listing of external awards elsewhere on this site.

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Vivienne Poy Hakka Graduate Research Award

The Vivienne Poy Hakka Graduate Research Award will be granted annually to a graduate student conducting research on topic(s) related to the Hakka population, their cultures, histories and geographies anywhere in the world. Canadian citizens, permanent residents, protected persons and international students who have a demonstrated interest in this topic are all eligible. The award is open to full-time and part-time students. Hakka could be defined as personal, relational and communal identity of a subgroup of Han Chinese whose settlements are scattered worldwide. We seek research that deepens understanding of the construction of Hakka identity, its relevance in different locales; how Hakka identities are constructed, mobilized and contested at different moments in time; what Hakka means in different social, political and economic contexts from a historical or/and contemporary perspective.
Application Process
Applications should include: - Two-page research proposal describing how your research will contribute to Asian and Asian diaspora research as represented by Hakka studies - One-page summary of your personal and educational background - A short statement of how you intend to use the funds - Curriculum Vitae - An unofficial copy of current York University transcript of marks (accessible through Student Web Services) - Copy of completed Student Financial Profile - Other relevant documentation, including Human Participants Research Protocol (if applicable). - Endorsement from two York University faculty members Applications will be adjudicated by the Awards Committee of the York Centre for Asian Research (YCAR) based on 1) academic quality of the propose research, and 2) the applicant?s grades. Financial needs (as determined through the Student Financial Profile) may also be considered when selecting recipients. One award is offered and is valued at $5,000. It is intended to support research activities, including travel. The successful student will receive the total amount of the award and will not have their funding package reduced by the amount of the award. Within two weeks upon their return from or completion of their fieldwork, the successful student will be required to provide YCAR with a two-page report that details how their research benefited from the Award as well as describing how their newly acquired knowledge will aid future learning and research. The inaugural deadline for applications is Friday, 16 October 2020 before 4pm, with the successful applicant being notified within one month. Late applications will not be accepted.

How to Interpret the Awards Search Results

1. Offered

The time of year when this award is offered. This gives you an idea about when you'll need to apply for the award. The most common is In-Course (Fall/Winter), indicating that the award happens during the Fall/Winter session.

2. Award Type

The type of award:

  1. Bursaries are based on financial need. Therefore, students with financial need are encouraged to apply.
  2. Scholarships are based on academic merit. Therefore, students with high academic standing are encouraged to apply.
  3. Awards are based on both academic merit and financial need. Therefore, students with high academic standing and financial need are encouraged to apply.

3. Value

The value of this award.

4. No. of Awards

The number of these awards offered each year.

5. Description

Details about the award's origins, purpose, and eligibility requirements. For example, some awards may require a minimum credit enrolment, a certain grade point average (GPA), enrolment in a specific Faculty, or a certain citizenship status.

6. Application Process

This explains how you can be considered for the award. Many of the awards simply require that you fill out the Student Financial Profile (SFP) for the current session. Other awards may, for example, ask for reference letters and personal statements outlining your extra-curricular involvement.