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 kandydat nauk degree recipients. To support the new generation of young Ukrainian scholars, the Program also recentlyintroduced "young scholar" category for those who are under 35 and have not yet received their doctorate. The Program is especially interested in applicants whose work relates to the current thematic focus of the program "Challenges of Independent Ukraine". This focus includes Ukraine's state- and institution- building, law and governance; problems of democratization; education, culture and national identity; and foreign policy and international relations.

The Program covers round-trip airfare, gives a stipend for living (typically $1,500 CDN per month), and provides shared office space. The program also provides access to the university library as well as assists in arranging housing at a reasonable cost. Housing and other living expenses are to be covered by the stipend. Although official test results are not required, solid knowledge of English is essential for successful participation in the program. Applicants should submit a completed application form along with:a two-page description of their research proposal (double-spaced)a curriculum vitae two confidential letters of reference Applicants may submit applications electronically, by fax, or by regular mail. Referees should email two letters of reference directly to the email address indicated below or mail them in sealed and signed envelopes. In the letter of application, please indicate the proposed length of stay and the approximate starting date. If you wish to do so, you may identify a faculty member at CERES who you think can provide guidance for you during your tenure in Toronto (you do not need to contact the faculty member personally). Otherwise, a faculty member will be appointed to selected candidate by the selection committee. All application materials, including letters, must be in English. If translation of letters is needed, it must be arranged by the referee, certified by a qualified translator or agency, and included in the envelope together with the original letter.

Contact information:

Svitlana Frunchak
Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Ukraine; Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies
Munk School of Global Affairs
University of Toronto
1 Devonshire Place Toronto, ON
M5S 3K7 Canada


Tel: (416) 946-8113
Fax: (416) 946-8939

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