Professional Fellowships at the SofC

 Appointment of Fellows

 

To be appointed as a Distinguished Fellow, Senior Fellow or a Fellow of the School of Cities, any member of the School of Cities, research faculty, faculty affiliates, other fellows, or advisory committee members may submit nominations to the Fellowship Nominations Committee that will evaluate and recommend new fellows on a rolling basis.

Appointments as a Distinguished Fellow, Senior Fellow or a Fellow will be for a one-year term, with the possibility of renewal

 

There are three levels of professional Fellows:

 

 Distinguished Fellows

 

Distinguished Fellows are globally influential leaders in academia (outside of UofT), government, business, civil society, the cultural sector, and major philanthropists with substantive knowledge of urban development and dynamics. Distinguished Fellows bring knowledge, insight and recognition to the School.

Distinguished Fellows are eligible for

  • Up to $20,000 financial support for research, speaking engagements and conference travel;  

  • Access to the UofT Library; 

  • Staff support for events organized to further the research, outreach, and education mission of the School; 

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

We ask that Distinguished Fellows

  • Offer publications and expert commentary; 

  • Respond to media requests as a member of the School;  

  • Contribute to research projects;  

  • Provide mentorship to Fellows and affiliates of the School;  

  • Provide introductions and access to networks of opinion leaders, officials, leaders in business and civil society, the media, and philanthropists;  

  • Participate on panels as part of SofC events and expert briefings, whether in Toronto or internationally; and, 

  • Contribute to the fund-raising efforts of the School. 

 

 Senior Fellows

 

Senior Fellows are prominent non-UofT academics, journalists, and practitioners in civil society, the arts, business, and government (municipal, provincial, national and inter-governmental organizations) who contribute regularly to the activities of the School. 

 

Senior Fellows are eligible for

  • Up to $15,000 in financial support for research, speaking engagement and conference travel;  

  • Access to the UofT Library; 

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

  • Staff support for events organized to further the research, outreach, and education mission of the School. 

We ask that Senior Fellows

  • Offer publications and expert commentary; 

  • Respond to media requests as a member of the School;  

  • Contribute to research projects;  

  • Sit on advisory councils to the School, research labs and programs; 

  • Provide mentorship to SofC Fellows or advising to student capstone teams;  

  • Provide workshops and presentations for students, faculty, or members of the community; 

  • Provide introductions and access to networks of opinion leaders, officials, leaders in business and civil society, the media, and philanthropists;  

  • Participate on panels as part of SofC events and expert briefings, whether in Toronto or internationally; and, 

  • Contribute to the fund-raising efforts of the School. 

 

 

 Fellows

 

Fellows are promising non-UofT academics, journalists, or practitioners in civil society, the arts, business, and government (municipal, provincial, national and inter-governmental organizations) who are leaders among their peers and are early in their careers. *Candidates must be eligible to work in Canada*

 

Fellows are eligible for

  • Annual stipend of up to $50,000; 

  • Mentorship from a distinguished/senior fellow; 

  • Access to the UofT Library; 

  • Hoteling workspace at the School; 

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

We ask that Fellows

  • Hold residence at the School of Cities for the duration of their fellowship;

  • Produce research that leads to publication, intervention, program, policy recommendations; 

  • Provide workshops and presentations for students, faculty, or members of the community; 

  • Provide introductions and access to networks of opinion leaders, officials, leaders in business and civil society, the media, and philanthropists; and, 

  • Participate on panels as part of SofC events. 

 

 

Interested in applying?

1. Secure a nomination from an SofC Faculty Affiliate, SofC research centre lead, or Advisory Council member;

2. Provide a statement of interest, including:

  • a statement on what draws you to the fellowship program;
  • a statement on what you plan to accomplish as a fellow;
  • a statement about how you embed equity, diversity and inclusion in your professional and research practice; and,
  • a description of relevant work and education.

3. Provide a letter of support from nominator, and curriculum vitae;

4. Send nomination package to Ben Liu, Executive Director, SofC.

Applications will be considered on a rolling, first-come first-served basis.