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Call for applications, Working Groups, 2011-2012


Application Start Date: May 1st, 2011, 12:00 am
Application End Date: Jun 1st, 2011, 11:59 pm

Call for Proposals 
Jackman Humanities Institute Working Groups, 2011-2012

To apply, please click on Funding, choose Working Groups. 

After 1 May 2011, an APPLY NOW button will be available at the bottom of the description.
The Jackman Humanities Institute will sponsor up to 10 (ten) working groups during the 2011-2012 academic year. Each working group will consist of graduate students and faculty that will conduct research or engage in other scholarly exchange. A working group will be funded for one year, but may apply for renewal in future years (with a limit of five years running).
Each successful application for JHI Working Group for 2011-2012 will be awarded $2,500.
All working groups will be expected to provide progress reports and a final accounting of how the funds were spent as well as a report on the activities of the group. The funds can support visitors, refreshments, materials, or other related costs. Each group is expected to meet at least four times a term, for a minimum of eight meetings a year.
Groups must be interdisciplinary, and each group must have participation from at least three different units (departments, centres, institutes or programs). Groups will have a minimum of six University of Toronto members and should include balanced numbers of graduate students and faculty. All members of the group are expected to participate fully in the group’s activities.  Previously funded working groups are eligible to re-apply, and should include an explantion of how the proposed activities innovate and will build on and the previous year's activities.
The JHI can provide space for meetings and small conferences on the first floor of the JHB (seating 100), and on the 10th Floor (seating up to 45) in the JHI seminar room.  We also offer a private virtual space through our website restricted to each group for conversation, postings, blogging, and shared research.
The topics for the working groups are NOT restricted to the JHI annual theme.

Some possible activities for working groups include:

  • a local area working group drawing from other universities in the GTA
  • a group exploring new collaborative links
  • a group producing a joint publication 
  • a group linked to a larger conference or seminar

The JHI will NOT support groups

  • that properly should be supported by other programs or units
  • that support the research program of a single or a pair of faculty member(s)
  • that host a lecture series
  • costs related to developing a website.

To apply:

  1. Ask EVERY member of the group to register their profile on the JHI website if they have not already done so.
  2. Complete the application online by clicking on Apply Now.  Application form will be available starting on 1 May 2011.
  3. Upload a written description of the plans, membership, and rationale for the working group (max. 500 words)
  4. Upload a proposed budget outline

Questions? Please contact Acting Director Mark Cheetham
Applications open: 1 May 2011
Applications due:  1 June 2011

Download this call here.

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