University of Toronto Postdoctoral Fellowship

Deadline: 1 Febuary 2017
Open to: recently awarded PhDs candidates
Scholarship: round-trip economy airfare, visa costs and medical  insurance


The Petro Jacyk Educational Foundation and the Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies (CERES) at University of Toronto are accepting applications for the Petro Jacyk Postdoctoral Fellowship in Ukrainian Politics, Culture, and Society for the 2017-2018 academic year. Students of all nationalities are eligible to apply for these scholarships. Two types of fellowships will be awarded: Petro Jacyk Postdoctoral Fellowship and Petro Jacyk Visiting Scholars Program.

The objective of the Postdoctoral Fellowship is to support annually one of the most promising junior scholars studying contemporary Ukraine and thereby to advance academic understanding of Ukrainian politics, culture, and society.


Petro Jacyk Postdoctoral Fellowship

  • The fellowship is open to recently awarded PhDs (persons holding doctorates for no more than three years at the time of application) with solid knowledge of English is essential for successful participation in the program;
  • The Petro Jacyk Post-Doctoral Fellowship is available to junior scholars in the social sciences and humanities with a research and teaching focus on contemporary Ukraine;
  • The fellowship is open to recently awarded PhDs (persons holding doctorates for no more than three years at the time of application);
  • The program is advertised internationally and does not have any restrictions with respect to citizenship.

Petro Jacyk Visiting Scholars Program

  • Petro Jacyk Visiting Scholars program is open to scholars at all stages of their careers working in the social sciences and humanities, including recent PhD or kandydat nauk degree recipients;
  • The Petro Jacyk Visiting Scholars 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. 


Petro Jacyk Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Fellowship runs for twelve months. The Fellowship holder will receive 40,000 CAD, which includes payment for teaching a semester-long course, and separately an allowance of up to 2,500 CAD  for research and travel expenses.

Petro Jacyk Visiting Scholars Program

The following cost will be covered by the Petro Jacyk Program:

  • Lowest round-trip economy airfare to the maximum of CAD 1,200;
  • Visa costs if applicable;
  • Medical insurance for the approved stay at the University of Toronto.

How to Apply?

Petro Jacyk Postdoctoral Fellowship 

The application form can be downloaded here in Word format or PDF format

Three letters of recommendation should be e-mailed directly to both email addresses either by the referees or by confidential graduate dossier services. Emailed letters will be treated as confidential. Please make sure that you receive an acknowledgement of your application’s receipt by email. In exceptional circumstances (when emailing is not possible), application and letters can be sent by express mail to the address indicated below (please call to confirm delivery).

Petro Jacyk Visiting Scholars Program:

Completed applications should be received along with:

  • A two-page description of their research proposal (double-spaced);
  • A curriculum vitae;
  • Two confidential letters of reference.

In the cover letter, please indicate the proposed length and the approximate starting date of your stay. Applications should be sent electronically to

For more information please visit the official website

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