Graduate Research Assistantships – The Queer and Trans Research Lab

1) Graduate Research Assistantships

The Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies is pleased to announce the establishment of the Graduate Research Assistantship program as part of the inauguration of the Queer and Trans Research Lab (QTRL) in the fall of 2021. The program will provide 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 Centre 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 2021 – June 2022. All GRAs are expected to be active members of the lab.

To apply, submit your materials to director.sds@utoronto.ca. 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 due: July 1, 2021

 

2)  Doctoral Dissertation Completion Grants

Two dissertation completion grants for $5,000 each will be awarded annually to advanced graduate students whose work makes significant, original contributions to queer and trans studies in any discipline, and who are in the final year of their program. The awards are designed to assist full-time doctoral students to complete their thesis writing and defence. Successful applicants must be full-time doctoral students at the time of the award, and will be asked to present their work to the QTRL.

To apply, submit your materials to director.sds@utoronto.ca. Please provide us with the following:

1) Project Description (750 words)

2)  CV

3) Letter of support from your supervisor

4) Contact details of 2 additional references (name/title/email/relationship to applicant)

Applications due: July 1, 2021