Black scholars are among the most underrepresented in postdoctoral positions, tenured faculty positions, and in University leadership. Building on the recommendations of the Anti-Black Racism Campus Climate Review and reinforced by the PDF fileStanding Strong committee recommendations, and as part of a wider commitment to equity, in recognition of the barriers to equal opportunities for education and employment, TMU is implementing this program with the goals of building a more diverse and inclusive academe, and supporting the flourishing of Black scholarship. In particular, this program seeks to expand and advance Black scholarship and intellectual traditions, and support the academic endeavours of the Black community.
Founded in 1827, the University of Toronto has evolved into Canada’s leading institution of learning, discovery and knowledge creation. We are proud to be one of the world’s top research-intensive universities, driven to invent and innovate.
Funding will be available to provide $70,000 per year to support up to two years of postdoctoral salary for four (4) Black scholars.
Applicant’s SRC excellence and leadership: Robust scholarly, research and creative activity (SRC) with demonstrated contributions to societal development, and demonstrated capacity for leadership in the subject domain as defined by the sphere of influence achieved to date by the applicant, and the potential future sphere of influence.
Quality of applicant's proposed SRC project/program: Potential of the applicant’s SRC to meet expectations and goals, and have strong impact in the domain, and where applicable, to promote the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion across professional practice.
Demonstrated synergy between the applicant’s SRC and the institutional strategic priorities: Strategic alignment of the proposed SRC project with institutional SRC goals/priorities, the institution’s potential to benefit strategically from engaging with the applicant, and for the applicant to have significant impact in an SRC-intensive career.
Demonstrated synergy between applicant and supervisor’s SRC: Alignment and synergy between supervisor’s SRC and applicant’s SRC project/program that can strengthen scholarly research and creative engagement and excellence at TMU.
Applicants must submit, through the YSGS Scholarship and Fellowship Application Portal the following materials:
Please see PDF filedetailed application instructions.
Interested applicants must secure an agreement to supervise from a professor at Toronto Metropolitan University. Only full-time tenured or tenure track faculty members are eligible to be supervisors. YSGS can assist prospective applicants in connecting them with potential supervisors.
For more details, visit University of Toronto website.