Graduate Research Assistantships – The Queer and Trans Research Lab

1) Graduate Research Assistantships

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
2022-23. 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 2022 – June 2023. All GRAs are expected to be active members of the
lab.

To apply, submit your materials to qtrl.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: Friday April 8th, 2022

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 and 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 fulltime 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 qtrl.sds@utoronto.ca. Please provide us with the
following:

1) Project Description
2) CV
3) Letter of support from your supervisor
4) Contact details of 2 additional references (name/title/email/relationship to applicant)

Applications due: Friday April 8th, 2022