Jackman Scholars-in-Residence (SiR) is an intensive, 4-week paid research fellowship in humanities and humanistic social-science research for upper-year undergraduates. SiR provides students with an opportunity to acquire advanced research skills and experience while collaborating with an interdisciplinary and intellectually vibrant community of peers, professors, and research professionals. Students selected for SiR will work as Research Assistants in small teams on projects led by professors. Students also share group activities including multidisciplinary workshops on research methodologies, standards, protocol, and professional communication; cultural events; and talks featuring professionals such as lawyers, policymakers, and documentary filmmakers that highlight research-intensive career trajectories. Eligible students must apply by 22 February 2021 and be selected to work on one of the projects.
SiR 2021 will be an online-only program with no residence component. Participants will work for 16 hours/week in online-synchronous research teams and attend 5 hours/week of group activities including workshops and other virtual events.
Scholars-in-Residence is a research community supported by the Jackman Humanities Institute, the Vice-President Research and Innovation, the Faculty of Arts and Science, UTM, UTSC, the St. George Colleges, and Bader Philanthropies Inc. through Victoria University.
KEY STUDENT BENEFITS
Students who are selected for SiR 2021 and complete the program will receive a $1000 Jackman Scholar Award. They have the opportunity to contribute to original faculty research projects, develop skills, and build supportive relationships with peers and professors.