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Working Groups 2013-2014 Call for Applications



The Jackman Humanities Institute is pleased to announce our call for applications for the 2013-2014 Working Groups program.

Working Groups 13-14
Application Start Date: Apr 15th, 2013, 09:00 am
Application Deadline: June 10th, 2013, 11:59 pm

Call for Proposals
Jackman Humanities Institute Working Groups, 2013-2014

The Jackman Humanities Institute will sponsor up to 10 (ten) working groups during the 2013-2014 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 based on success in the current year (with a limit of five years running).

Each successful application for JHI Working Group for 2013-2014 will be awarded $3,000.
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 U of T members and 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.

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 25) 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 on the JHI website if they have not already done so.
2)   Complete the application online below (Click on Apply Here)
3)   Upload a description of the plans, membership, and rationale for the working group (max. 500 words).
4)   Upload a proposed budget outline.

Questions? Please contact Director Robert Gibbs at JHI.Director@utoronto.ca

Click HERE to apply, and scroll to the bottom of the page, where it says Apply Now!

Download this Call for Applications [pdf]


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