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DEADLINE reminder! JHI Faculty Research Fellowships, 2017-18

ANNOUNCEMENT: Call for Applications

Chancellor Jackman Research Fellowships for 2015-2016

Deadline: 16 September 2016

THE APPLICATION FORM IS AT:  https://www.humanities.utoronto.ca/funding/id=6122

Scroll to the bottom of that page, and click "Apply Now!"  This page contains basic information only; full information is provided on the application page.

Applications will be accepted starting on 1 August 2016. The deadline for applications is 16 September 2016.

The Chancellor Jackman Research Fellowship (JHIRF) is an integral part of the JHI, available for University of Toronto tenured  faculty. Up to 21 fellows in total will be selected from intergenerational constituencies: faculty, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students in their final year of writing, and undergraduates in their final year. The Faculty fellows will be the leaders in the circle of fellows for that year. 

There will be up to ten faculty research fellows, and there are two kinds of Chancellor Jackman Research Fellowships: 

  • A 6-month research leave (up to six),
  • A 12-month fellowship, which will be held in residence at the JHI (up to four).

Applicants choose one of the two programs, and all applications are due 16 September 2016. Applications must be submitted online on the website of the Jackman Humanities Institute. The 6-month research leaves continue the previous Jackman Research Fellowships in the Humanities program. 

The Chancellor Jackman Research Fellowship provides a means to recognize and further assist University of Toronto scholars of demonstrated excellence.  Fellows will be selected on the basis of 

  • proven ability as evidenced by a distinguished record in research and scholarship, relative to career stage,
  • the scholarly merit of the research proposal,
  • In the case of the 12-month JHIRF, on the relation of the proposed research to the annual theme and demonstrated interest in, and willingness to conduct research within an interdisciplinary and intergenerational community.
  • Annual Theme for 2017-2018

Indelible Violence: Shame, Reconciliation and the Work of Apology

Performances of reconciliation and apology attempt to erase violence that is arguably indelible. What ideological and therapeutic work does reconciliation do, under whose authority, for whose benefit, and with what limits? What would it mean to acknowledge the role of shame? How might the work of truth and reconciliation commissions be compared to other ways of shifting relations from violence and violation to co-existence? How does the work of apology stabilize social identities, conditions, and relations and how do indelible traces of violence work for and against those conditions, identities and relations?

Proposals will be assessed by the Jackman Humanities Institute Review Panel, a group of internationally acknowledged experts from inside and outside of the University of Toronto. The review process will take place in two stages. In the first stage, the Review Panel will produce a short list of proposals which will be sent out for assessment by scholarly experts, from outside the University. The panel will then reconvene for the second stage to select fellows based on the applications and the letters received.

The Jackman Endowment will increase its level to ten (10) research fellows for the 2017-2018 year. The annual balance between the two types of fellowships described above will depend on the applicant pool.


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