2020-21 York-Massey Fellowship and Visiting Scholarships

The Office of Research Services (ORS) invites applications for the 2020-21 York Fellowship and two Visiting Scholarships at Massey College in the University of Toronto. The Fellowship and the two Scholarships are open to full-time faculty members planning to go on sabbatical or other leave during 2020-2021. The Fellowship will provide the selected faculty member with prime office space in the College for the academic year and the status of a full Senior Resident of the College, with dining privileges (such as attendance of all High Tables subject to College rules). The title “York Fellow of Massey College” remains for life or while mutually agreeable.

The Visiting Scholars will have a carrel in the College and access to Robarts Library and all public rooms in the College. Membership in the Massey Alumni Association is granted to Visiting Scholars at the completion of their program.

Massey College is an independent college situated in the University of Toronto campus, almost directly opposite the Munk School of Global Affairs and very close to the Robarts Library. It consists of a junior fellowship, made up of graduate students, and a senior fellowship, consisting primarily of faculty, of whom an increasing number come from York University. (See below for a list of past successful candidates.) York Fellows and Visiting Scholars are expected to participate in the activities of the College and contribute to fulfilling its mission.

Selection Criteria

Applications will be assessed for the candidate’s track record of research, proposed research plans, their fit with Massey College, and potential to engage junior fellows.

Application Process & Deadline

Interested individuals are asked to submit to the Office of Research Services a letter outlining sabbatical or other leave plans, including reasons for wishing to be at Massey College, along with a current curriculum vitae, by Monday, January 13, 2020.  Please submit the letter and curriculum vitae via email to: Abby Vogus, SIRI Specialist, SIRI, Office of Research Services, 5th Floor, Kaneff Tower, (avogus@yorku.ca).

Submissions will be reviewed by the Major Awards Advisory Committee (MAAC), which will then provide advice to the Vice-President Research & Innovation (VPRI) on top tier candidates.  The VPRI will then put forward the top three applications to Massey College for their consideration. Results are expected to be announced in Spring 2020.