Jackman Humanities Institute - Funding Opportunities
The Jackman Humanities Institute is pleased to announce the addition of a new annual fellowship, beginning in 2018-2019, in New Media and Humanities Journalism. The program is supported by Massey College and the CBC, and the incumbent will be a member of the JHI Circle of Fellows.
The New Media and Humanities Journalism fellowship supports journalists at the beginning of their careers who seek to bring humanities research out of the classroom and academic monograph into a broader public discussion across multiple media platforms. Special consideration will be given to proposals that focus on traditions, perspectives, and voices that have too long occupied the margins of academic study and democratic life. Applicants must have either a Master's degree in Journalism or at least three years' experience working consistently in the media industry, whether freelance or in full-time employment. There is every expectation that the NMHJ Fellowship holder will engage in professional journalistic work, including writing and broadcasting, during the period of the Fellowship, though personal holidays and travel are restricted to University holiday periods. The NMHJ Fellow is expected to conduct active journalistic research (that need not be limited to the UofT) and to propose, write, and publish innovative media projects, some on the JHI's annual theme, with the goal of taking humanities research into the public domain. The Fellowship includes an annual salary of $50,000 CAD and enrollment in the University of Toronto employee benefits program. The NMHJ fellowship is tenable for one academic year (1 July 2018-30 June 2019), and the holder is expected to be in residence September 2018 to May 2019.
As a residential fellow, the New Media and Humanities Journalism fellow will be provided with an office at the JHI on the 10th floor of the Jackman Humanities Building. The NMHJ fellow will be expected to participate in activities with faculty, postdoctoral, graduate and undergraduate fellows, including weekly lunch seminars and occasional other workshops and lectures.
In addition, the JHI NMHJ Fellow will have access to the facilities of Massey College through a membership in the Massey College Common Room. The JHI NMHJ Fellow will also have the opportunity to participate in some of the programming and events available to holders of the Massey College Journalism Fellowships.
The Jackman Humanities Institute is a community of humanities research and studies that advance humanities scholarship at the University of Toronto by creating new networks - both physical and virtual - for interaction among humanities scholars, regardless of their discipline. In addition to our commitment to engage students and faculty from the University of Toronto's three campuses to learn from each other, the Institute is developing new interdisciplinary models in conjunction with visiting humanities researchers.
The work revolves around an annual theme for each year. Like the other residential fellowships, the New Media and Humanities Journalism Fellow will be chosen for a proposal that is relevant to the theme for the year of residence. In 2018-2019, this theme will be "Reading Faces - Reading Minds".
The Jackman Humanities Institute is pleased to invite applications for a New Media and Humanities Journalism Fellowship (NMHJ) designed to support journalists at the beginning of their careers who seek to bring humanities research out of the classroom and academic monograph into a broader public discussion across multiple media platforms. One NMHJ Fellow will be selected for a one-year residency at the Jackman Humanities Institute. Selection will be based upon accomplishment according to career stage, the promise of journalistic excellence, and the relevance of their interests and journalistic record to the annual theme. The Jackman Humanities Institute interprets "Humanities" as a broad category, including political theory, interpretive social science, music, and the arts.
The theme for 2018-2019 is Reading Faces - Reading Minds. What does it mean to read-a face, a text, an object, another mind? Human beings use a variety of intuitive and deliberate techniques in an effort to gauge what others feel, want, mean, and know, a sort of 'mindreading.' But are the faces we see and voices we hear always representational? While face-to-face encounters have exceptional social significance, the ways in which people encounter each other on stage, in print, and on screens are not transparent. What access to other minds do the humanities afford, and how do the humanities connect to developments in cognitive science and neuroscience? How do notions about reading minds transform what we think we do in reading texts? What is it to recognize the face and to know the mind of another?
- Background in humanities (BA or equivalent), completed between 1 July 2010 - 1 May 2018. If you graduated before 1 July 2010, you are not eligible to apply. If you will be enrolled as a full or part-time student during the period of the fellowship, you are not eligible to apply.
- Master's in Journalism or up to three years of experience working in the media industry, whether employed full or part-time, or as a freelance writer.
- Graduates of the University of Toronto are eligible to apply.
- The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may further expand the range of ideas and perspectives.
You must have a registered userID account on the JHI website to apply. You will be asked to upload the following documents:
- A full resume, with a demonstrated background in Humanities (e.g., BA or equivalent in a Humanities discipline).
- A copy of all university transcripts. You may use scanned copies.
- A two-page statement of interest proposing a media project or series of projects centered on the 2018-2019 annual theme at the JHI.
- A one-page media project proposal centered on a previous annual theme at the JHI. See https://www.humanities.utoronto.ca/about_us for the list.
- A sample of previous media work, not to exceed 20 pages/30 minutes. (For files over 4 mb, a website link is required.)
- Two letters of recommendation (to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by referees (e.g., employers, academic instructors, etc.).
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