Residencies and Fellowships

The Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies has several fellowship and residency positions. Information about each can be found below, including openings and application requirements.

Martha LA McCain Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies

The Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies at the University of Toronto invites applications for a one-year Postdoctoral Fellowship during the 2020-21 academic year to support junior scholars pursuing research in LGBTQ2+ and sexual diversity studies. Our search committee welcomes proposals that span disciplinary boundaries. Applicants from all fields of the humanities and the social sciences are encouraged to apply. The successful applicant is expected to be in residence in the Greater Toronto Area during the period of their award and will join the faculty and students who make up our intellectual community and participate in the Centre’s day-to-day activities. The Postdoctoral Fellow will offer one undergraduate class for the Sexual Diversity Studies program and, at some point during the period of their award, deliver at least one public lecture that highlights their work. They will be able to utilize the vast faculty resources, manuscript archives, and library collections available at the University of Toronto, the Bonham Centre, and in the city. The successful candidate will receive a combined research and teaching stipend of $58,000, plus benefits, to support themselves for the duration of their fellowship. To get a sense of the wide disciplinary range and diversity of the Bonham Centre’s community and academic offerings consult our website.

Our current Postdoctoral Fellow is Sara Shroff.

Our Postdoctoral Fellow for 2021-22 will be Elif Sari.

Applications are currently closed.

The Artist-in-Residence

Our current Artist-in-Residence is Michèle Pearson Clarke.

Applications are open!

The Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies at the University of Toronto invites all qualified applicants to apply be our artist-in-residence for the 2021-22 school year. The Bonham Centre residency will provide financial and other material support for artists working in any medium (photography, sculpture, visual art, media arts, theatre, poetry, playwriting, fiction, etc.), whose work centres on LGBTQ2S+ lives, communities, histories, and cultures and expressly concentrates on

1) the role art plays in expanding how we think about sexual diversity

2) relations between art, activism, and social justice. The residency will culminate in a funded exhibition, reading, or performance of the resident’s work-in-progress.

The successful applicant is expected to be in residence in the Greater Toronto Area during the period of their award (September 2021 – June 2022) and will join the faculty and students who make up our intellectual community and participate in the Centre’s activities. Activities may include guest lectures, a public artist talk, office hours with our students, and a general presence at the Centre. They will be given office space and access to the vast faculty resources, manuscript archives, and library collections available at the University of Toronto and the Bonham Centre. The successful candidate will receive a stipend of $20,000. To get a sense of the wide disciplinary range and diversity of the Bonham Centre’s community and academic offerings consult our website.

To apply submit a short 1-page cover letter and curriculum vitae to sexual.diversity@utoronto.ca.  The letter should discuss your work in general and the project you plan to undertake while in residence in particular.  Please also include an example of your work (in the form of an on-line link, PDF, jpeg etc.). Applications due: April 15, 2021.