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Scholars-in-Residence in 2019

Now fully tri-campus

Jackman Scholars-in-Residence (SiR) is an intensive 4-week residency in interdisciplinary 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 live in residence 6-31 May 2019 and work in small teams on one of 20 research projects, each led by a professor. Students share meals and group activities including multidisciplinary workshops on research methodologies, standards, protocol, and professional communication; excursions to archives, museums, and cultural events; and talks featuring professionals such as lawyers, policy-makers, and documentary filmmakers that highlight research-intensive career trajectories. Eligible students must apply by 22 February 2019 and be selected to work on one of the projects (see project descriptions below). Ten research projects will be located at the University of Toronto St. George campus, with student participants living in College residences. Five projects will be located at the University of Toronto Mississauga, and five projects will be located at the University of Toronto Scarborough; students participating in those projects will be living in the on-campus residences at those locations.

Student applications will be accepted from 18 January to 22 February 2019.  The application form is available at:

Scholars-in-Residence is a research community supported by the Jackman Humanities Institute; the Vice-Provost, Innovations in Undergraduate Education; the Vice-Provost, Research and Innovation; UTM; UTSC; the St. George Colleges; and by Bader Philanthropies Inc. through Victoria University.


Professor Angela Esterhammer, Director, Scholars-in-Residence

Dr. Ira Wells, Program Manager