Petro Jacyk Postdoctoral Fellowship and Visting Scholar Program: Reminder

Petro Jacyk Visiting Scholar Program: Call for Applications

The Program invites applications from scholars in Ukraine and scholars studying Ukraine outside of Canada for appointments as a Petro Jacyk Visiting Scholar at the University of Toronto. The prospective candidates spend four to six weeks in Toronto conducting research and interacting with Canadian scholars. They are expected to present a seminar on their work and to take part in relevant scholarly events. In exceptional circumstances, arrangements may be made for them to teach. Visits will be scheduled during the sessions of the university, that is, between September and April.

Petro Jacyk Visiting Scholar positions are open to scholars working in the social sciences and humanities, including recent PhD or kandidat nauk degree recipients. To support the new generation of young Ukrainian scholars, the Program also recently introduced the "young scholar" category for those who are under 35 and have not yet received their doctorate. The 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.

Please email applications to Svitlana Frunchak at sveta.frunchak@utoronto.ca. Referees should email two letters of reference directly to the same email address. If emailing of a letter of reference is not possible, it may be mailed to the Program in a sealed and signed envelope. To obtain mailing address, application forms, and further information, please visit the Program website (http://www.utoronto.ca/jacyk/Visiting%20Scholars%20Program.htm). 

Application deadline: March 1, 2013




Petro Jacyk Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Ukrainian Politics, Culture, and Society,


The Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies (CERES) at University of Toronto is accepting applications for the Petro Jacyk Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Ukrainian Politics, Culture, and Society for the year 2013-2014. The objective of the Post-Doctoral Fellowship is to support on an annual basis one of the most promising junior scholars studying contemporary Ukraine and thereby to advance academic understanding of Ukrainian politics, culture, and society. The Fellowship is made possible by generous support of the Petro Jacyk Education Foundation.


The Fellowship has both research and teaching components. The successful candidate will spend most of the Fellowship period in residence at the University of Toronto, based at the Centre for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (CERES). While at CERES, the Fellow will be expected to devote his/her time to preparation of her/his dissertation for publication and/or to start a new research project. He/she is also expected to teach a one semester course (seminar or lecture) that deals with contemporary Ukraine (possibly from an interdisciplinary and/or comparative perspective). The Fellow will also be expected to spend a period of time in Ukraine (normally 4-6 weeks and preferably, but not necessarily, in May-June of the fellowship period) based at the National University of Kyiv–Mohyla Academy.  The Centre will make one appointment for the calendar year of twelve months beginning July 2013.


The Fellowship is open to junior scholars in the social sciences and humanities with a teaching and research focus on contemporary Ukraine. The successful candidate must have completed his/her PhD not more than three years prior to the start of the fellowship period and before taking up the Fellowship. There are no restrictions with respect to citizenship.


The Fellowship holder will receive $40,000 Canadian funds plus an allowance for research and travel expenses.

Application deadline is March 1, 2013. For more details, call for applications, and application forms, please visit http://www.utoronto.ca/jacyk/postdoctoral%20fellowship/call%20for%20applications.htm

Inquiries may be sent by e-mail at sveta.frunchak@utoronto.ca.






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Svitlana Frunchak
Ukrainian Programs Manager

Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies
Munk School of Global Affairs | University of Toronto
Trinity College Site | 1 Devonshire Place | Room 111 N
Toronto, ON   M5S 3K7
Phone:             416-946-8945       | Fax: 416-946-8915
Email: sveta.frunchak@utoronto.ca

Web: http://www.utoronto.ca/ceres/