What is Scholars-in-Residence?

Scholars-in-Residence offers undergraduate students the opportunity to work on research projects with humanities faculty for four weeks during the summer. Students get to participate in, and contribute to, original faculty research projects, develop skills, and build relationships with peers and professors.

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, policy-makers, and documentary filmmakers that highlight research-intensive career trajectories.

Who's Eligible to Apply?

Undergraduate students 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 with a minimum CGPA of 3.0 who are currently in second year or higher are eligible to apply.

Application Deadline

2024 applications are now closed.


The program is administered by Victoria College. More information is available on the Scholars-in-Residence website. If you have any questions, please email the program directly. Scholars-in-Residence is a research community supported by:

  • Jackman Humanities Institute
  • The Office of the Vice-President Research and Innovation
  • Faculty of Arts and Science
  • University of Toronto Mississauga
  • University of Toronto Scarborough
  • the St. George Colleges
  • Bader Philanthropies Inc. through Victoria University

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