SFU'S David Lam Centre

Supporting research and engagement with the Asia Pacific Region.

About the David Lam Centre (DLC)

David See-chai Lam Centre supports and facilitates research collaboration, networking and building the community of Asia-related scholars across campus and internationally. Click here to read the rest of our mandate or check out our funding opportunities below.


Opportunities for faculty

Part of our mandate is to facilitate engagement and research between SFU and Asia. SFU faculty (including limited term lecturers) conducting Asia-related research are eligible to receive support from David Lam Centre. Funding is available to members of DLC. We also support a Scholar-in-Residence program.                                                                                                                                                     

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Resources for students

SFU David Lam Centre (DLC) offers an annual graduate student essay prize for $1,200 for an outstanding paper on intercultural issues, particularly as they relate to people in or from Canada and the Asia Pacific region. Funding is also available to graduate students to support their research.                                                                                                                               

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Funding for the community

We support events that are Asia-related, especially in terms of culture and history. Such events should be free and open to the public and /or connect to faculty interest at SFU. We can coordinate events by booking rooms at Harbour Centre; organizing food and drink; preparing event posters; and announcing the event to our networks.

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2022-23 DLC Funding Competition


The David See-Chai Lam Centre (DLC) for International Communication offers funding opportunities to DLC Members interested in organizing projects and events that support our goals of fostering cross-cultural dialogue between Canada and the Asia-Pacific region and strengthening ties between academic institutions and the community. David Lam Centre is now accepting funding applications for projects to be carried out between April 1, 2022 and March 31, 2023. View our funding policy for details.

2022-23 Japanese Studies Overseas and Intellectual Exchange


The Japan Foundation Japanese Studies Fellowship program provides scholars and researchers in the field of Japanese Studies with opportunities to conduct research in Japan, with the aim of promoting Japanese Studies overseas.

The Grant Program for Inllectual Exchange Conferences is designed to promote Japanese studies overseas by providing grants toward various Japanese studies projects implemented by overseas organizations

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