Postdoctoral Fellowship for International Students at University of Toronto in Canada, 2017-2018

  • Phd
  • 1 February 2017

The Petro Jacyk Educational Foundation and the Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies (CERES) at University of Toronto are accepting applications for the Petro Jacyk Postdoctoral Fellowship in Ukrainian Politics, Culture, and Society for the 2017-2018 academic year. Students of all nationalities are eligible to apply for these scholarships.
The objective of the Postdoctoral Fellowship is to support annually one of the most promising junior scholars studying contemporary Ukraine and thereby to advance academic understanding of Ukrainian politics, culture, and society.


The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for these fellowships:
Petro Jacyk Postdoctoral Fellowship
The Petro Jacyk Postdoctoral Fellowship is available to junior scholars in the social sciences and humanities with a research and teaching focus on contemporary Ukraine. The fellowship is open to recently awarded PhDs (persons holding doctorates for no more than three years at the time of application). The program is advertised internationally and does not have any restrictions with respect to citizenship. However, the successful candidate who is not Canadian will have to meet the necessary requirements in order to obtain the work permit as mandated by Citizenship and Immigration Canada. The successful candidate will also have to have proof of doctoral degree by June 30, 2017.
Petro Jacyk Visiting Scholars Program
Petro Jacyk Visiting Scholars program is open to scholars at all stages of their careers working in the social sciences and humanities, including recent PhD or kandydat nauk degree recipients. Advanced doctoral students may also be considered. The Petro Jacyk Visiting Scholars Program especially welcomes applicants whose work relates to its thematic focus “Challenges of Independent Ukraine.” This focus includes state- and institution-building in Ukraine; law and governance; problems of democratization; education, culture and identity of the nation and ethnic groups in Ukraine; history and the imperial past; and foreign policy and international relations. Solid knowledge of English is essential for successful participation in the program.
Invitations to successful applicants are conditional upon applicants’ ability to fulfill the requirements for entering Canada as set by Citizenship and Immigration Canada.


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 Petro Jacyk Postdoctoral Fellowship
The Fellowship runs for twelve months. The Fellowship holder will receive CAD $40,000, which includes payment for teaching a semester-long course, and separately an allowance of up to CAD $2,500 for research and travel expenses.
Petro Jacyk Visiting Scholars Program
The following cost will be covered by the Petro Jacyk Program: (1) lowest round-trip economy airfare to the maximum of CAD $1,200; (2) visa costs if applicable; (3) medical insurance for the approved stay at the University of Toronto; and (4) allowance calculated at a rate of CAD $55/full day up to the maximum of CAD$3,080 for 56 full days at CERES. The appointees will use this allowance to defray the cost of housing and other living expenses while in Toronto. The minimum length of stay at CERES for Petro Jacyk Visiting Professors and Petro Jacyk Visiting Post-Doctoral Fellows will be 28 days. Successful applicants who are advanced doctoral students will spend one term at CERES. The program will provide shared office space and access to the university library. Upon request, it may also assist the appointees in finding a reasonably priced accommodation.


Petro Jacyk Postdoctoral Fellowship 
Applications with all required attachments should be received by February 1, 2017. The application form can be downloaded here in Word format or PDF format. Please send applications by email to: the Foundation at AND the Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Ukraine at the University of Toronto at simultaneously. Three letters of recommendation should be e-mailed directly to both email addresses either by the referees or by confidential graduate dossier services. Emailed letters will be treated as confidential. Please make sure that you receive an acknowledgement of your application’s receipt by email. In exceptional circumstances (when emailing is not possible), application and letters can be sent by express mail to the address indicated below (please call to confirm delivery).
Petro Jacyk Visiting Scholars Program:
Completed applications (MS Word version; Adobe Acrobat PDF version) should be received along with:
  • A two-page description of their research proposal (double-spaced);
  • A curriculum vitae;
  • Two confidential letters of reference.

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