How to Apply for an Affiliateship

The call for applications for the 2017-18 UMIH Research Affiliate program is now closed. Please check back in the early spring for information about next year's call.

Applications are welcome from post-doctoral fellows, independent scholars, graduate students enrolled in the program generally considered to be the highest degree in their field (e.g., PhD, LLM, MFA), and individuals in full-time university appointments who wish to spend all or part of a sabbatical leave in Manitoba.

Applicants must have a clearly defined project in some field of humanities scholarship; interdisciplinary projects are particularly welcome. Graduate student candidates will be onsidered only if they have completed all course requirements at the highest degree level and expect to be engaged in full-time research. Preference will be given to students who are not enrolled in a program at the University of Manitoba.

There is no stipend, but a private office, computer, telephone, fax, library privileges, and some administrative assistance will be provided. Affiliates may also apply to the Director for limited subsidies of research expenses. Affiliates will be expected to participate in Institute activities and to use their offices on a regular basis. The maximum teaching load during the tenure of the affiliateship will normally be six credit hours.

The standard tenure of the affiliateships is twelve months, from 1 July to 30 June. However, applications for alternative tenures will also be considered (e.g., six- or eight-month terms).

The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

Application materials will be handled in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Manitoba). Please note that curricula vitae will be provided to members of the UMIH Board of Management participating in the selection process (board members do not participate in the selection process when they have a vested interest in appointment of a particular applicant).