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For Graduate Students

SFU David Lam Centre (DLC) is reaching out to graduate students. At this point we do not directly sponsor graduate student funding, but you can ask faculty to support you in bringing external speakers (such as an external committee member or professor whose work you are interested in). You may also ask for faculty sponsorship of a reading group with substantial Asia-related content: the money can be used for buying books and limited food. Talk to your supervisor about this and visit here to see our funding policy.

We also offer an annual graduate student essay prize for $1200 for an outstanding paper on intercultural issues, particularly as they apply to people in or from Canada and the Asia Pacific region.

An extensive database of funding support with dozens of external grants for graduate students is also being developed by the DLC. Please check back on this website.

Graduate students interested in applying to internal funding such as the Graduate Student Society's Professional Development Grants (up to $500 for conferences or research) and FASS Graduate Student Support Fund should visit their website for details.

  • GSS Professional Development Grants provides a source of funding to graduate students presenting at conferences or engaging in field research. Graduate students taking part in these professional development activities may apply for a grant of $499. Grants are distributed by lottery to top-scoring applications coded according to an objective system established by the GSS Grants Allocation Committee.

  •   FASS Graduate Student Support Fund supports graduate student research travel to students in FASS.

SFU Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies provides a timeline of application deadlines for scholarships and awards administered by their office. Be sure to check out DGS website here.

For departmental funds including Travel/Minor Research (TMRA) as well as Private Awards, check with the graduate assistant at your department.

Activities for graduate students supported by SFU David Lam Centre:

Public events that may be of interest to graduate students’ research include: