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JHI Faculty Research Fellowships, 2019-2020

Application Start Date: Aug 1st, 2018, 12:00 am
Application End Date: Sep 17th, 2018, 11:59 pm

Chancellor Jackman Research Fellowships for 2019-2020

Applications will be accepted starting on 1 August 2018.

DEADLINE 17 September 2018 at midnight.

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 15 September 2018.  Applications must be submitted online on the website of the Jackman Humanities Institute (at the bottom of this page, click on Apply Now!) 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 2019-2020: Strange Weather

How might the humanities contribute to the critical discourse on energy and climate? The energy crisis is no longer simply about limited supplies but now concerns the very nature and place of energy in human life and society. Strange weather as symptom of changing climate destabilizes our trust in and certainty of our home (i.e. our planet) and provokes fantasies of control and of chaos. How can we help frame questions of environmental degradation, scientific knowledge and its popularization, especially in their relation to social equity, and societal futures?

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 annual balance between the two types of fellowships described above will depend on the applicant pool.

Home units for winning applicants will receive teaching replacement funding as follows:
•    12-month fellowship (JHIRF):  $45,000
•    6-month research leave:  $25,000

Application Process

To apply:
1.    You must have an account in the JHI website to apply.  If you have an existing account, click on Apply Now! at the bottom of this page and then log in; if you need to set one up, click on Apply Now! and you will go to the setup page.
2.    Click Funding, choose Apply for JHIRF, fill in the application form below
3.    Upload a set of documents:
       a.    Curriculum Vitae (standard University of Toronto)
       b.    Project description (3-5 pp.  single-spaced recommended length)
       c.    Brief biography (250 words maximum)
       d.    List of academic publications with 5 most significant identified
       e.    External Referees: 3 we can contact; (optional) 2 whom we should not contact. Please do not provide names from within the University of Toronto.

Your completed application will automatically generate a letter to your Chair or Dean requesting support and the names for two additional references.

For any questions or further information, please contact Alison Keith, Director of the Jackman Humanities Institute by e-mail at JHI.Director@utoronto.ca.

While there is significant overlap in the terms of fellowships, they will be outlined here separately.

Terms for 12 Month Jackman Humanities Institute Research Fellows (JHIRF)


•    1 year full release from teaching and appropriate reduction from departmental administrative duties with full salary
•    An additional $5,000 available as research grant or stipend
•    Departments will be provided with $45,000 towards the cost of a teaching replacement for the Fellow.
•    Applications due 17 September 2018
•    Selection by 25 November 2018
•    Preference will be given to applications that relate to the chosen theme for that year.
•    All faculty who are tenured at the time of the fellowship and who are engaged in humanities research at the University of Toronto are eligible, with preference for members of the three-campus humanities departments.
•    JHI Research Fellowship is residential and as such requires:
•    Switching office to JHI
•    Participating regularly in activities of the JHI  (including weekly lunches, workshops, occasional public events)
•    Serving on selection committee during 2018-2019 for other fellows during the year of the fellowships at JHI (Graduate Students, Undergraduate students)
•    Supervision of one or two undergraduate fellows at JHI who will complete a 1.0 FYE Independent Study on a topic of their choice
•    Helping to design programming for 2019-2020 events at the JHI
•    Teaching one 300 or 400 level course in 2020-2021 in home unit based on research while a fellow.

    As with previous Jackman Fellowships, the time spent on fellowship does count towards the next sabbatical.
    Following arrangements made with the fellow’s chair, an evaluation of participation in the fellowship activities will be included in annual activity assessment.
    With the count beginning in 2008-09, each faculty member may hold fellowships (either 6-month research leave or 12-month JHIRF) twice in a career at University of Toronto; a gap of at least 5 years is required between fellowships.

Terms for Six Month Research Leave

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All faculty who are tenured at the time of the fellowship and who are engaged in humanities research at the University of Toronto are eligible, with preference for members of the three-campus humanities departments.

•    Six months of release-time with full salary for the time of the award
•    An additional $5,000 available as a research grant or stipend
•    Departments will be provided with $25,000 towards the cost of a teaching replacement for the Fellow
•    Applications due 17 September 2018
•    Selection by 25 November 2018
•    There is no residence requirement.
•    Proposals need not be linked to the annual theme.
•    Time spent on fellowship does count towards the next sabbatical.
•    With the count beginning in 2008-09, each faculty may hold fellowships (either 6-month research leave or 12-month JHIRF) twice in a career at University of Toronto, and a gap of at least 5 years is required between fellowships.
•    Six-month fellowship holders will be invited to share their research with the University of Toronto community in a public event to be arranged in the academic year following their fellowship (2020-2021).






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