Graduate Fellow Advertisement: Culinaria Research Centre 2020/2021
The Culinaria Research Centre invites applications for two graduate fellows the field of food studies. In 2020/21, the Centre will host speakers, workshops, and public events around broad themes in the study of food, culture, and society. These fellowships, funded by the Dean’s Office, University of Toronto, Scarborough, are open to University of Toronto graduate students who are nearing completion of a Ph.D. (or equivalent terminal degree) in fields related to food studies. Fellows are expected to participate actively in events/seminar sessions of the Centre and will be invited to present their own research findings. While the fellowship is not in lieu of TA (or equivalent) assignments from fellows’ home departments, it is designed to reduce teaching loads, provide support for travel and research, encourage multidisciplinary research and engagement, and provide strong mentorship. Fellows will be expected to articulate, advance, and present a research project in food studies, potentially in coordination with a faculty or postdoctoral mentor from the Centre and contribute actively in this third year of our Collaborative Specialization in Food Studies. Projects that advance the community or other partnerships of the Centre and/or engage undergraduate researchers will be given special consideration. Fellows will also be expected to collaborate with Centre faculty on targeted grant-writing. Preference will be given to students who have participated actively in the Centre in the past.
All qualified candidates are invited to apply by 15 November 2020 and review of applications will begin immediately. Applications should include a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, and a writing sample. The cover letter should include a statement of current research interests and proposed project description.
If you have any questions about the fellowship, please contact Dan Bender, Director, Culinaria Research Centre, firstname.lastname@example.org.