The Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies (CERES) at the University of Toronto is pleased to announce a generous gift from the Petro Jacyk Education Foundation to fund the Petro Jacyk Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Ukrainian Politics, Culture, and Society at the University of Toronto. The objective of the Fellowship is to support the most promising junior scholars studying contemporary Ukraine and thereby advance academic understanding of Ukrainian politics, culture, and society.
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. The Fellowship runs for twelve months.
The Petro Jacyk Post-Doctoral Fellowship has both research and teaching components. The successful candidate will spend most of the Fellowship period in residence at CERES and a period of time in Ukraine (normally 4-6 weeks) based at the National University of Kyiv–Mohyla Academy. While at CERES, the Fellow is expected to devote her/his time to preparation of his/her dissertation for publication and/or to start a new research project. The Fellow will work closely with an appointed research supervisor and participate in activities of the Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Ukraine. This will include guest lectures, workshops, and conferences. In addition to research, he/she is expected to teach a one semester course (seminar or lecture) that deals with contemporary Ukraine.
We are grateful to the Petro Jacyk Education Foundation for its continuous support of the study of contemporary Ukraine at the University of Toronto.
Inquiries may be sent by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by regular mail to
Svitlana Frunchak, Ukrainian Programs, Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto,
1 Devonshire Place, Toronto, Ontario M5S 3K7, Canada
Tel: (416) 946-8113; Fax: (416) 946-8939; www.utoronto.ca/ceres/
About the Donor: The Petro Jacyk Education Foundation is a private charitable organization, established in 1986 on the basis of an endowment from well-known Toronto businessman and philanthropist Petro Jacyk. Unique among all other Ukrainian institutions in the world, the Foundation has had, and continues to play, a singular role in the development of Ukrainian scholarship and education, and it exerts considerable influence on the process of shaping international opinion about Ukraine. The Jacyk Foundation has been instrumental in the establishment of Ukrainian studies programs and scholarly centres at leading universities throughout North America and in Europe including Harvard University, Columbia University, University of Toronto, University of Alberta, University of London, and Lviv University.
Call for Applications can be downloaded here
Petro Jacyk Post-Doctoral Fellow, 2008-2009
Petro Jacyk Post-Doctoral Fellow, 2009-2010
Petro Jacyk Post-Doctoral Fellow, 2010-2011
Petro Jacyk Post-Doctoral Fellow, 2011-2012
Petro Jacyk Post-Doctoral Fellow, 2012-2013