David See-chai Lam Centre at SFU supports and facilitates research collaboration, networking and building the community of Asia-related scholars across campus and internationally. The Centre furthers the involvement of students in educating and researching the Asia-Pacific region, mobilizes and transfers knowledge from the academic research community to the Canadian public.

We offer funding awards as well as logistical support to faculty and students who conduct Asia-related research. Community groups that organize events pertaining to the promotion of Asia-related culture and history in the lower Mainland are welcomed to contact the Centre for support.

We aim for our funding application and follow-up process to be fairly simple, and accessible for both students and 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. Visit our For Faculty page to learn more.

Applicaton deadline for major grants: February 1 and October 1 

* Proposals for small grants are accepted all-year round

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. Visit our For Students page to learn more.


Applicaton deadline for the Paul Tai Yip Ng Memorial Award: February 1

* Proposals for the DLC Graduate Research Award are accepted all-year round

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. Visit our For Community page to lean more.


Proposals are accepted all-year round