Graduate Research Assistantships – The Queer and Trans Research Lab

The Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies is calling for applications for the Graduate Research Assistantship (GRA) program as part of Queer and Trans Research Lab (QTRL) in 2023-24. The program will provide two-three research assistantships to graduate students working in queer and trans studies in any discipline. The RAships are designed to provide training to our students in research methods and practices, social justice collaborations, and community outreach initiatives. Applicants are also asked to participate in a variety of events, such as presentations, workshops, panels, and QTRL meetings. GRAs will be assigned to faculty and community members of the QTRL cohort and are expected to be living in the GTA during the time of the assistantship. The successful candidates will receive a stipend of $10,000. The assistantships will take place from September 2023 – June 2024. All GRAs are expected to be active members of the lab. 

To apply, submit your materials to Please provide us with the following

1) Personal statement (750 words). Why are you applying for this assistantship? What do you hope to gain from the experience? How is your own research relevant to the goals of the QTRL?  
2)  CV 
3) Letter of support from your supervisor 
4) Contact details of 2 additional references (name/title/email/relationship to applicant) 

Applications are currently open (Deadline: March 1, 2024).