CERLAC invites applications for The Paavo and Aino Lukkari Graduate Award & Fellowship

 

The Paavo and Aino Lukkari Human Rights Fund supports York graduate students engaged in research on human rights and social justice issues related to the situation of indigenous people and/or people of African descent in Latin America and the Caribbean

CERLAC announces the call for applications for the Paavo and Aino Lukkari Human Rights Award(s) and Fellowship.


WHAT IS IT?

THE PAAVO AND AINO LUKKARI HUMAN RIGHTS AWARD

functions as a cost fund to support a number of graduate students’ research and academic training costs, for complementary activities central to the completion of their research. Award(s) will be granted to one or more graduate students annually, to provide support for discrete, concrete activities such as, for example: fieldwork expenses; specialized equipment or software; specialized training (language instruction); etc. Multiple awards of varying amounts will be granted annually, drawing from a maximum total of $20,000, with a maximum of $10,000 for one project.

A report detailing how award funds were spent is required upon completion of the research activity.

Please note that this fellowship is administered by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and is considered part of a student's overall funding package. Consequently, the amount disbursed to a recipient may be less than the nominal value of the award.

Note: This award is comprised of matching funds. If you are expecting to receive the York Graduate Fellowship, this award will impact your Fellowship amount. Please visit Matching Funds to learn more.

See the Lukkari award page on FGS website for example: http://gradstudies.yorku.ca/current-students/student-finances/funding-awards/donor-awards/lukkari-award/

THE PAAVO AND AINO LUKKARI HUMAN RIGHTS FELLOWSHIP

is intended as a general support fund, to cover general research and related costs (fieldwork, equipment, book purchases, specialized training or software, etc.); they may also be used for tuition and general living expenses, to relieve the student from financial pressure in order to focus on his/her project. One award of $10,000 will be granted annually to an eligible MA or PhD student.

Please note that this fellowship is administered by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and is considered part of a student's overall funding package. Consequently, the amount disbursed to a recipient may be less than the nominal value of the fellowship.

Note: This award is comprised of matching funds. If you are expecting to receive the York Graduate Fellowship, this award will impact your Fellowship amount. Please visit Matching Funds to learn more.

See the Lukkari award page on FGS website for example: http://gradstudies.yorku.ca/current-students/student-finances/funding-awards/donor-awards/lukkari-award/

WHO CAN APPLY?

York graduate students in good standing who are:

- engaged in research on human rights and social justice issues related to the situation of indigenous people and/or people of African descent in Latin America and the Caribbean

- citizens or permanent residents of Canada

- registered in the CERLAC Graduate Diploma Program (Fellowship requirement only)

HOW TO APPLY?

Submit a complete application package:

Award: 

The Paavo and Aino Lukkari Human Rights Award Application form

The Paavo and Aino Lukkari Human Rights Award Recommendation Form

Fellowship:

The Paavo and Aino Lukkari Human Rights Fellowship Application form

The Paavo and Aino Lukkari Human Rights Fellowship Recommendation Form

 

The deadline for this year's applications is Friday, April 6, 2018.

Questions can be directed to: cbonifaz@yorku.ca