Graduate Fellowships

Every year, the Nathanson Centre awards Nathanson Fellowships to Graduate students (candidates for Masters or Doctoral degrees at York) whose thesis or dissertation closely relates to the mandate of the centre.

Nathanson Fellows are expected to participate actively in the collegial activities of the Nathanson Centre, in a way symbiotic with their research and their training for possible careers in the academy. From time to time, fellows are offered opportunities to volunteer their time and ideas in ways that contribute to the endeavours of the centre and its associate researchers.

The number of fellowships awarded every year is at the discretion of the director of the centre, and is generally decided before the start of each academic year, in light of the financial situation and priorities of the centre for that year.

Fellowships are awarded through two routes. First, top entry-level graduate applicants to York who believe that their proposed work fits the mandate of the Centre may contact it to be considered for an entry-level fellowship. Such awards may be made on a rolling basis. Fellowships are also normally awarded in the Fall term of each academic year to top students already enrolled in a York graduate research program. A call for applications is normally circulated at the beginning of July and applications are due by a specified date (ideally but not invariably, by end of August).  Call for Applications for Nathanson Graduate Fellowships – 2022-2023

All applications are first and foremost judged on a combination of the fit between the applicant’s graduate work and the Centre’s mandate, and the merit demonstrated by the candidate’s record and application.

Current Nathanson Graduate Fellows

Post-Doctoral & Senior Visiting Fellowships

Nathanson Centre Senior Visiting Fellowships

The Jack and Mae Nathanson Centre on Transnational Human Rights, Crime and Security, located at Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto, welcomes applications from visiting faculty and policy leaders whose work is significantly related to its mandate and who want to spend a term or a year at the Centre.

The Nathanson Centre studies transnational phenomena and normative issues at the intersection of crime, security and human rights. It is the home of the journal Transnational Legal Theory. Since August 2011, the Centre has the benefit of new office space in the completely renovated, state-of-the-art Ignat Kaneff Building of Osgoode Hall Law School. It is eager to attract dynamic and interested researchers from around the world who are willing to partake in its activities and become part of the synergies that already exist between the Centre’s associates. The Centre will provide an office to each visiting fellow, as well as a stipend for research purposes, to be determined at the discretion of the directors.  It is expected that fellows will be generally present at the Centre, participate in its collegial activities, and present their ongoing work in the context of a seminar at some point during their stay. Up to four visiting fellowships will be awarded annually.

Interested individuals can apply here, applications will be considered on a rolling basis. For any further queries, please contact the Centre’s Director at nathansoncentre@osgoode.yorku.ca.

Post-Doctoral Support

The Centre welcomes applications from post-doctoral fellows who wish to come to it with their own funding. From time to time, the Centre also sponsors SSHRC, Banting, and EU post-doctoral fellowships applications by doctorate holders interested in working at the Centre with its research associates, for a period of up to two years.