Request for Funds

Organising an annual international conference is a significant financial undertaking. The task is compounded by our dependence on the need to fundraise ever year. In order to secure the long term future of these conferences, and to make long term planning easier we are seeking the financial support of donors who would be prepared to contribute financially for these conferences. We are looking for both short term and long term donors. Short term donors are those who make a one time only contribution. Long term donors are those who pledge to provide an annual contribution for the conferences. To facilitate long term planning we do encourage donors to consider being an annual contributor.

There are three primary funding needs for the conference both of which are to help make the conference more accessible to a diversity of scholars and community members.

How to Give

All funds are received and disbursed by the University of Toronto. If you are interested in financially supporting the conference please contact the organizers at and inform them of your interest. Subsequently you can make your contribution directly to the University officer who handles donor relations.


> Annual pledge card...

All cheques must be mailed to Jeffrey Little, the University of Toronto officer responsible for the conference's donor relations, and queries about the donation process should be directed to him. All credit card payments and wire transfers will be processed through his office at:

Jeffrey Little
Program Administrator & Event Coordinator
Asian Institute at the University of Toronto
Munk Centre for International Studies
1 Devonshire Place, Room 227N
Toronto, Ontario
Canada, M5S 3K7
Tel: + 1.416.946.8996

Publications:  History and Imagination: Tamil Culture in the Global Context, a compilation of selected papers from the 2006 conference will be sold at a discounted price at the conference. Buy now...

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