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The Scholars-in-Residence (SiR) program is an intensive, 4-week paid research fellowship in humanities and humanistic social-science research for upper-year undergraduates.

SiR provides students with an opportunity to acquire advanced research skills and experience while collaborating with an interdisciplinary and intellectually vibrant community of peers, professors, and research professionals.

Students selected for SiR will work as Research Assistants in small teams on projects led by professors. Students also share group activities including multidisciplinary workshops on research methodologies, standards, protocol, and professional communication; cultural events; and talks featuring professionals such as lawyers, policy-makers, and documentary filmmakers that highlight research-intensive career trajectories.

The application window for Scholars-in-Residence is open from January to February each year. Applications may be submitted directly on the Jackman Humanities Institute (JHI) website.

Scholars-in-Residence is a research community supported by:

  • Jackman Humanities Institute
  • The Office of the Vice-President Research and Innovation
  • Faculty of Arts and Science
  • University of Toronto Mississauga
  • University of Toronto Scarborough
  • the St. George Colleges
  • Bader Philanthropies Inc. through Victoria University.

Past Projects
Past Scholars-in-Residence project descriptions are available on the Jackman Humanities Institute website.


Professor Angela Esterhammer
Director, Scholars-in-Residence

Dr. Ira Wells
Program Manager, Scholars-in-Residence