Graduate Student Fellowships

 Appointment of Graduate Student Fellows

 

Graduate Student Fellow positions are open to current University of Toronto doctoral and master’s degree students with a strong interest in and passion for city-building and critical urban challenges and who are highly motivated to initiate and lead an innovative, creative and impactful project during the winter term. The duration of the fellowship is six months. The deadline to apply is November 20, 2021.

 Graduate Student Fellows

 

Graduate students from across the University of Toronto tri-campus working on urban-focused projects of an applied, translational, or policy-oriented nature. Graduate student fellows may work on a component of their degree-based project (thesis or dissertation), or an independent project. Candidates are encouraged from across all disciplines, from the fine arts to the applied sciences.

Graduate Student Fellow positions are open to current University of Toronto doctoral and master’s degree students with a strong interest in and passion for city-building and critical urban challenges and who are highly motivated to initiate and lead an innovative, creative and impactful project during the winter term. The duration of the fellowship is six months. 

We may consider exceptional, senior undergraduate students. 

Graduate Student Fellows are eligible for

  • Stipend of up to $2,000 to support their pursuit of an independent project that addresses the broad theme of cities; 

  • Hoteling workspace at the School; 

  • Communications support to showcase and extend the reach of publications, events and projects. 

  • Connection with peers by participating in a series of virtual and in-person (when circumstances allow) meetings in a Methods Atelier (coordinated by SofC Director, Karen Chapple), which will focus on building an understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of different methodological approaches from community-based research to big data and spatial analytics; 

  • Engagement with SofC programming and activities, including participation with Multidisciplinary Urban Capstone Projects as a mentor and meeting with Senior and Distinguished Fellows; 

  • Membership in the SofC Fellows Alumni Network; 

  • University of Toronto Co-Curricular Record (CCR) (6 competencies) recognition. 

We ask that Graduate Student Fellows

  • Share their project outcomes at a symposium in June; 

  • Develop a project that must include some form of public engagement. This includes, but is not limited to, animating a monthly student-led conversation café, community outreach, civic engagement, working on a policy brief, simulations, writing op-eds, an activation, an art installation, writing a blog, organizing a debate, a podcast etc. 

  • Participate in SofC events and outreach programs. 

 

Apply to be a SofC Graduate Fellow!

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