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The Post-Doctoral Fellowship

The Petro Jacyk Educational Foundation is pleased to announce the competition for the annual Petro Jacyk Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Ukrainian Politics, Culture and Society, to be held at The Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies (CERES) at the University of Toronto. The objective of the Fellowship is to support the most promising junior scholars studying contemporary Ukraine and thereby advance academic understanding of Ukrainian politics, culture, and society.

The Petro Jacyk Educational Foundation manages the competition and is responsible for making the award, on the basis of advice from a selection committee composed of scholars who study Ukraine. Applications are to be submitted electronically to both the Foundation at  AND the Program at the University of Toronto at

Inquires about the fellowship are to be directed to Olga Kesarchuk, Petro Jacyk Program Administrator, via email ( or by phone (416-946-8497).

The Petro Jacyk Education Foundation is a private charitable organization, established in 1986 on the basis of an endowment from well-known Toronto businessman and philanthropist Petro Jacyk. Unique among all other Ukrainian institutions in the world, the Foundation has had, and continues to play, a singular role in the development of Ukrainian scholarship and education, and it exerts considerable influence on the process of shaping international opinion about Ukraine. The Jacyk Foundation has been instrumental in the establishment of Ukrainian studies programs and scholarly centres at leading universities throughout North America and in Europe including Harvard University, Columbia University, University of Toronto, University of Alberta, University of London, and Lviv University.

The call for applications for 2015-2016 can be found here:

The Petro Jacyk Visiting Scholars Program

The Petro Jacyk Visiting Scholars Program at the University of Toronto is pleased to announce its call for applications for the 2015-2016 academic year. The Program gives scholars at all stages of their careers who work on Ukraine in the social sciences and humanities, including recent PhD or kandydat nauk degree recipients, an opportunity to come to the University of Toronto, Canada’s top university, in order to conduct their research and interact with Canadian scholars of Ukraine and the region. Advanced doctoral students may also be considered.

For more information regarding the Petro Jacyk Visiting Scholars Program, please see attachment or visit our website at