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 a background in Asia-related research in a variety of fields, including (but not limited to) social sciences, humanities, business, education, statistics, and natural sciences, and will be based on excellence and fit with the Foundation’s research priorities (energy and the environment; trade and investment; education; and sub-national relations with Asia.) Grants are not intended to support dissertation research.
During their time at the Foundation, Post-Graduate Research Fellows undertake a guided research project with a view to producing a policy paper of 5,000-8,000 words on a mutually-agreed upon topic. They can also take advantage of occasional skills-building workshops offered to staff members at the Foundation.
Post-Graduate Research Fellows are based in the APF’s Vancouver office. In addition to composing a research project, Fellows are expected to participate in the Foundation’s day-to-day activities, including:
- Contributing to the Foundation’s ongoing research projects (which include, but are not limited to, energy and the environment, trade and investment, two-way human capital flows and provincial-level engagement of Asia);
- Assisting in the composition and distribution of the daily Canada-Asia news service;
- Providing assistance in hosting roundtables, conferences and meetings both in-house and off-site;
- Participating in and contributing to APF Canada Research Group meetings, as well as other meetings and activities in the Canadian and Asian policy communities; and
- Assisting with other on-going Foundation research.
For questions, or to speak with a current Post-Graduate Research Fellow, please contact Serena Ko at firstname.lastname@example.org
Post-Graduate Research Fellows can request some funding support for travel related to their activities at the Foundation. This includes travel for conferences, workshops or research programs. These requests will be approved on a case-by-case basis.
Additional Travel Funds - The Yuen Pau Woo Travel Award
Established in 2015 through a donation from former Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada President, Senator Yuen Pau Woo, the Yuen Pau Woo Travel Award is awarded annually in the amount of up to $2,000 to one or more outstanding Post-Graduate Research Fellows.
The Award is intended to supplement the Foundation's Post-Graduate Research Fellowship program, and supports travel related to research, fieldwork, conferences and other initiatives undertaken by Post-Graduate Research Fellows.
Fellowships run for 12 months and normally begin between July and September. In special circumstances, Fellows will be able to start at a later date.
Disbursement of Funds
Payments will be made to the recipient in quarterly installments.