Students selected for Scholars-in-Residence 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.

Applications for SiR 2024 are now closed.

Key Student Benefits

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

Campus Affiliation

Scholars-in-Residence projects are affiliated with one of the three UofT campuses – UT-St George, UT-Scarborough, or UT-Mississauga. Students are encouraged to apply for projects affiliated with any of the three campuses, regardless of home campus.


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.

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.

Applications consist of demographic information, academic referee information, letter of interest, transcripts and a resume.


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.