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Fellowship Application Workshop

Fellowship Application Workshop
170 St. George Street, Room 1040
Time: May 14th, 2:00 pm End: May 14th, 4:00 pm
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Intensive small-group tutorial for UofT faculty members who will apply for fellowships in the coming year.

The Jackman Humanities Institute is pleased to offer

Fellowship Application Workshop

On Thursday, 14 May from 2-4 pm, we will hold a workshop for University of Toronto faculty members who will be writing applications for the Jackman Humanities Institute Research Fellowships. Each year we award six or seven fellowships in total, and they are split between the 6-Month research leaves which are non-residential, and the 12-month which are residential fellowships at the JHI. Because the review panel is interdisciplinary and the two kinds of fellowships are not equivalent to SSHRC applications, we thought a discussion of how to present proposed research could be helpful.

We have asked a set of successful candidates to speak to the process and to their own applications, and we will have time in the workshop to answer general and specific questions from faculty. Eric Jennings (History, 6-month), Ruth Marshall (Religion and Politics, 12-month), and Charlie Keil (Cinema, 12-month) will speak to their successful applications.

This event is open only to University of Toronto research faculty members.  Registration is required.  A package of support materials will be sent out to all registered attendees before the workshop.

Please click HERE to register.

Questions? Please contact the Director, Professor Robert Gibbs at Jhi.Director@utoronto.ca or (416) 978-6085.


Appendix: Some information about the Fellowships

The Chancellor Jackman Research Fellowship (JHIRF) is an integral part of the JHI, available for University of Toronto tenured and tenure stream faculty. They will join up to 20 fellows in total who 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 normally be up to six faculty research fellows, and there are two kinds of Chancellor Jackman Research Fellowships:

  • A 6-month research leave
  • A 12-month fellowship, which will be held in residence at the JHI (the JHIRF)

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

  1. proven ability as evidenced by a distinguished record in research and scholarship, relative to career stage
  2. the scholarly merit of the research proposal
  3. 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

Applications include
a.    Curriculum Vitae (standard University of Toronto format)
b.    Project description (3-5 pp.  single-spaced recommended length)
c.    Brief biography
d.    List of academic publications with 5 most significant identified
e.    Referees: 3 we can contact; (optional) 2 we should not contact

The 6-month research leaves are not selected for relevance to the JHI annual theme.

The 12-month residential fellowships are relevant to annual theme, Time, Rhythm, and Pace

2016-2017    Time, Rhythm, and Pace
The modern experience of time is often characterized by its “increasing speed,” its linearity, and its emphasis on “now.” But time does not have to be regarded as the flight of an arrow, a race track, or a forking path. If we consider the body, the planet, or the longue durée of history, it becomes clear that rhythm, cycle, pace  and temporality pervade the human condition, now as they have always done.  Occurring at multiple scales (neuronal firing, diurnal habits, menses, calendars, life cycles, the rise and fall of civilizations), rhythm is concrete, existential, and profound. How do rhythm and cycle, rather than velocity, characterize human life? What are the politics of chronology? How can a deeper understanding of time, rhythm, and pace -- from literary theorists, historians, phenomenologists, political scientists, and diverse other sectors of the academy -- provide us with guidance in an increasingly frantic and fast-paced world?

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