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Visiting Scholars Funding Program



The Visiting Scholars Funding Program is funded by the Office of the Associate Dean, Research, International & Innovation and administered by the Visiting Scholars Funding Program Committee. This program is open only to faculty at OISE and is intended to help support (but not fully fund) a scholar whose visit has been preapproved by a department or unit at OISE. Eligible applicants include tenure stream, teaching stream, and Contractually Limited Term Appointment (CLTA) OISE faculty. Sessional lecturers, seconded instructors, and contract instructors may apply in partnership with an eligible faculty member.

Please note:

  • Scholars from the University of Toronto are not eligible for the Visiting Scholars Funding Program
  • Applications submitted to sponsor Canadian citizen and permanent resident scholars through this program must be received prior to candidates’ arrival at OISE
  • Applications submitted to sponsor international scholars through this program must be received prior to candidates’ arrival in Canada, and approval for funding is contingent upon the candidate obtaining the appropriate work authorization and visa

Eligible faculty can apply for either:

a) The Scholar in Residence Competition for visits of 6 months or more. This competition:

  • Provides a maximum of $1,500 per applicant.
  • Normally funds two Scholars per year.
  • Requires Visiting Scholars to engage in at least two activities with OISE faculty, staff and/or students during their visit (for example: a public talk and a set of meetings with faculty and/or students).


b) The Short Visit Competition for visits of less than 6 months. This competition:

  • provides a maximum of $1,000 per applicant.
  • Requires Visiting Scholars to engage in at least one activity with OISE faculty, staff and/or students during their visit (for example: a public talk or a set of meetings with faculty and/or students.


When do I apply?

  • April 13 is the deadline for visits between May and December.
  • October 6 is the deadline for visits betwen January and April.

The Visiting Scholar Funding Program Committee meets twice a year (April and October) to evaluate applications. As a reminder, a call will go out for applications at the end of March/beginning of April and at the end of September.

Can a Visiting Scholar apply directly to the Program? 
Only eligible OISE faculty whose departments are sponsoring a Visiting Scholar can apply. 
Please note that each department has its own policies and procedures for accepting visiting scholars.

How do I apply?
Please fill out the Application Form and email it to oise.research
along with the Visiting Scholar's CV.

What if I miss the deadline for the April or October round?
You can still submit an application for consideration by the Chair of the Visiting Scholars Funding Program. Faculty applying off cycle, however, receive a maximum of $500.00. Please allow at least two weeks for the processing of your application.

How many applications can I submit per round?
You can submit only one application for each round (a maximum of two per year).

Who serves on the Visiting Scholar Funding Program Committee?
The Committee is comprised of faculty representatives from each of OISE’s four Graduate Departments.

How is my application assessed?
The Committee considers criteria included in the Assessment Criteria Chart.

What are my responsibilites if I receive funding?
Due to policy and immigration considerations, formal invitations to visiting scholars should only be issued by Department Chairs, not funding sponsors. Please contact your departmental Executive Assistant (listed below) for further information.

Before the event please work with your departmental communications officer to announce the details at OISE. 

After the event submit original receipts for eligible costs incurred to your Department Business Officer.

Executive Assistant Stephen Krencil Morgan Selvanathan Irene Wandili Karen Dinsdale
Communications Officer Rebecca Stewart Lisa Juan Irene Wandili Vesna Bajic
Business Officer Diane Giang Bessie Giannikos Jane King Joanne Bedasie



Visiting Scholars Funding Program