2023 JHI Scholars-in-Residence Application Now Open

January 24, 2023 by Sonja Johnston

Jackman Scholars-in-Residence (SiR) is an intensive, 4-week paid research opportunity in humanities and social sciences 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 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 February 27, 2023 and be selected to work on one of the projects listed below.

Jackman Scholar Award

If you are selected for SiR 2023 and complete the program requirements you will receive a $1000 Jackman Scholar Award. You will have the opportunity to contribute to original faculty research projects, develop skills, and build supportive relationships with peers and professors.

Location and Modality of Projects

SiR 2023 offers 22 in-person projects and 6 online-only projects. Please pay careful attention to the differences between the two types of projects.

In person: Students selected for in-person projects will live in residence on the campus where their project takes place for the period May 1 to 26, 2023. Free accommodation and a free partial dining plan will be provided for all students who are accepted for in-person projects. Students will participate in 20 hours/week of scheduled research work and attend 5 hours/week of in-person program activities.

In-person Scholars-in-Residence will be offered on all three UofT campuses. Six (6) projects will be offered at UT-Scarborough, five (5) at UT-Mississauga, and eleven (11) at UT-St George. Your residence will be assigned according to the campus location of your project (e.g., if you are accepted to a UT-Scarborough-based project, you will stay in residence on that campus). Please be aware of location when you select your preferred projects. You are encouraged to apply for projects on any of the three campus locations, regardless of your current affiliation.

Online only: There is no residence component for online-only projects. Students will participate in 20 hours/week of online-synchronous research work and 5 hours/week of virtual program activities.

Time Commitment

Scholars-in-Residence is considered a full-time commitment during the program period, May 1 to 26, 2023 inclusive. It is a very intensive program, and you will derive the most benefit if you devote your full time and energy to it during the month of May. If accepted into the program, you may request permission to take one course or accept up to 15 hours of other employment per week (not both, and not more) alongside your participation in SiR, as long as the course or work schedule does not conflict with scheduled SiR research and other activities. You must be available for all SiR working sessions as scheduled by your supervisor and for the group activities scheduled for your session (i.e., St George, UTM, UTSC, or Online).

How to Apply

Eligible undergraduate students are those currently in second year or higher in any program in the Faculty of Arts & Science, the Faculty of Music, the Faculty of Information, or the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design at St. George, or at UTM or UTSC. You must have a minimum CGPA of 3.0 in order to apply.

In order to give as many students as possible the opportunity to participate in SiR, you may participate only once. If you have taken part in Scholars-in-Residence in a previous year, you are not eligible to apply for SiR 2023.

Selection criteria include academic achievement, commitment to and qualifications for the research project, and suitability for team-based research as shown by the application material and references.

The Scholars-in-Residence application form is now live! All the information you need about program details, how to apply, project descriptions and application link is on the Victoria College website. Eligible undergraduate students are those currently in second year or higher in any program in the Faculty of Arts & Science, the Faculty of Music, the Faculty of Information, or the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design at St. George, or at UTM or UTSC. You must have a minimum CGPA of 3.0 in order to apply.

Program dates: May 1 to 26, 2023 | Application deadline: February 27, 2023 at 11:59pm ET.