A&S News spoke with outgoing director Robert Gibbs, who has led the institute since its inception and incoming director Alison Keith to find out what the JHI has achieved so far and what’s yet to come.
PhD STUDENTS & FACULTY: The Jackman Humanities Institute will be accepting applications for Working Groups in the 2017-2018 year beginning on April 21, 2017. Working group participants may apply to participate in no more than two working groups per year.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 26, 2017
The outline for applications is attached below, and the competition is also viewable at
Information about this year’s Working Groups is available at
2017-2018 Chancellor Jackman Graduate Fellows in the Humanities
Graduate Fellowships are open to PhD candidates in the humanities at the University of Toronto who will be in the final year of writing their dissertation and beyond the final year of the University of Toronto graduate funding package during the year when they hold the fellowship. The recipients of this fellowship hold an office at the JHI and participate in weekly luncheon seminars, presenting their own work to the other Fellows at some point during the year. Graduate Fellows do not work as Teaching Assistants or course instructors during the year of their appointment in order to concentrate on completing their dissertations. Applicants for Graduate Fellowships are nominated by their departments, and must have completed at least two full chapters of their thesis at the time of application. They are selected by the incoming Faculty Research Fellows on the basis of scholarship and scholarly promise, as well as the relationship of their topic to the Annual Theme.
Applications (nominations) are currently being solicited. Classics PhD students who are eligible and interested, please get in touch with Classics Graduate Coordinator by Monday March 20, 2017. More details can be found here.
The selection process is completed by May. Approximately three Graduate Fellows are appointed each year.