Arthurs Visiting Fellowship

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Osgoode Hall Law School is pleased to offer up to two Arthurs Visiting Fellowships annually.  These are intended for senior researchers already well established in their fields. Applicants may be scholars in any field of legal studies broadly conceived, although those whose research is to be conducted in collaboration with members of Osgoode’s faculty, and/or with Osgoode’s Research Centres and Programs, will be given preference. Consideration will also be given to whether the proposed research project aligns with or advances the Law School’s strategic research goals.

Fellows are provided with work space in the law school, access to Osgoode’s excellent library collection and related facilities, and up to $5,000 towards travel and accommodation expenses. The amount of funding awarded is based on duration of stay, anticipated expenses/needs, and funds available.  Arthurs Visiting Fellows will normally be expected to present a Research Seminar on their work during their stay.

The application deadline for visits during the September-April academic term is February 28th. Applications for visits during the May-August academic term must be received on or before October 30th.

How to apply

  • Complete and submit the Visiting Scholar Application form online.  Check “Visiting Scholar” and then check “Yes” in response to the question “Are you a senior researcher applying for an Arthurs Visiting Fellowship?”
  • Include in “Additional Comments” any additional information that may be pertinent to meeting the Fellowship criteria.
  • Ensure you have the support of an internal faculty sponsor or research collaborator, and enter this person’s name under “Faculty Contact at Osgoode”.
  • Applications will be considered on a bi-annual basis. Applications for visits during the next September-April academic term must be received on or before February 28th. Applications for visits during the next May-August academic term must be received on or before October 30th.


The following criteria are considered for applications for Arthurs Visiting Fellowships:

  • Academic credentials of the applicant.
  • Quality of the proposal and its present or potential connection to researchers and/or research centres/institutes/programs at Osgoode.
  • Suitability of Osgoode as the place to pursue the relevant research.
  • Likely contribution of the applicant to the academic life of the School.


  • The Fellowship cannot normally be used to pursue ongoing PhD Research.
  • The visiting period should normally be a period of one to three months, with some preference given to visits that take place during some or all of the fall or winter semesters.
  • Fellows are not expected to teach at Osgoode during their visit.