Dr. Josiah Deboran and Flora Seedansingh Award

Eligibility (Basic Eligibility): 

Graduate student enrolled in any program of studies who has an interest in pursing any aspect of scholarly work which recognizes the multi-cultural composition of the Caribbean.

Award type: 
Scholarship for Current Students
Application Required
Level of Study: 
Description of Award: 

For over 400 years, the Caribbean was, and is a nexus for the meeting and mixing of many cultures. In The First Book of the West Indies (1956) celebrated poet Langston Hughes describes Trinidad: “Its official language is English, but people of many different races and nationalities—English, Spanish, Portuguese, Negro, East Indian, Chinese, and American—live and work there.”

With that in mind, this bursary will be awarded to the student who submits a research paper that significantly advances this field of inquiry. 

Academic Year: 
Determined annually
How to Apply: 

Download and complete the application form: 


Completed application form along with supporting documentation must be submitted to:

Scholarships and Awards
Enrolment Services
172 St. George St
Toronto, ON  M5R 0A3

Deadline to Apply: 
February 1st annually - extended to March 1, 2019
Domestic Students
Actual Deadline Date: 
Friday, March 1, 2019