SofC Connects! A Call for Student Fellowship Applications

We are thrilled to announce the School of Cities Student Fellowship Award to provide unique
opportunities for urban-focused interdisciplinary and collaborative learning, mentorship,
research, experiential and service-based learning to students at all three campuses and across
divisional boundaries.

Meeting of peopled urban zebra crossings shot from above

What is the School of Cities Student Fellowship Award?

The School of Cities invites applications for eight (8) undergraduate fellows and seven (7)
graduate fellows to join our vibrant and engaged community starting January 2019. The
duration of the fellowship is January to May 2019, with flexibility to extend to August 2019,
based on the type of project.

The SofC Student Fellowship is open to current students at the University of Toronto with strong
interest in and passion for urban issues and critical challenges, motivated to initiate and lead
an innovative and impactful project, available to participate in the SofC program activities and
contribute to the SofC community in unique ways. Areas of engagement include but are not
limited to animating a monthly student-led Conversation Café, community engagement and
outreach, working on a policy brief, writing Op-eds, an activation, art installation, running a blog,
organizing debates, mindstorms, a podcast etc.

Fellows’ Responsibilities

Fellows are expected to organize a bi-weekly meeting and social sharing their project, support
peer-learning, interdisciplinary team work, collaboration and mentorship. Fellows are required
to participate in a public presentation or seminar at the end of the fellowship period.
The fellowship program provides a monetary award of $ 2000 to each fellow, mentorship, and
shared space in the School of Cities office for the duration of the fellowship.

How to Apply

To apply, send the following by e-mail to

  • A curriculum vitae;
  • A short bio (100 words);
  • A project title and description of the pressing urban challenge of interest, and selected areas of engagements at the School of Cities (1 page maximum)

Application deadline: December 5, 2018
Acceptance notification: December 15, 2018




Date: December 5th, 2018
Start Time: 11:59pm