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 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 ( 


Application deadline: March 1, 2013