Temerty Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Holodomor Studies 2021–22

The Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies is pleased to announce the inauguration of the Temerty Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Holodomor Studies. Offered under the auspices of the Holodomor Education and Research Consortium (HREC) for the academic year of 2021–22, the fellowship has been created to support the study of and expansion of knowledge about the Holodomor. Applications are welcome from scholars in various disciplines, including but not confined to history, political science, anthropology, sociology, and literature, as well as famine studies, genocide studies, and rural studies. Interdisciplinary and comparative projects will be considered.

Qualified applicants will have received a PhD (or Candidate of Sciences degree) within the past five years at the time of application. Applicants who are scheduled to receive their degree by the end of June 2021 are also eligible to apply, if they submit confirmatory documents. The successful applicant will be expected to take up the post-doctoral appointment at CIUS (University of Alberta) from 1 September 2021, and no later than 30 September 2021. In addition to working on a research project, the Temerty Fellow will assist and participate in the overall program planning and activities of HREC, including the organization of a workshop or conference in the area of her/his research.

The Temerty Fellow will have the option to be co-hosted at the University of Alberta by one of the following departments: Anthropology, History and Classics, Modern Languages and Cultural Studies, Political Science, and Sociology. A co-hosting department would offer engagement via colloquia, mentorship, and other academic initiatives. An opportunity to teach a course in one of the departments may also be considered. (Visit:

This competition is open to Canadian citizens, permanent residents of Canada, and foreign nationals. The duration of fellowship is for one year (with the possibility of renewal, subject to review, for a second year), and the annual stipend is C$48,000. In addition, the award covers the costs of economy airfare to and from Edmonton; supplemental health benefits; and economy airfare and accommodations for a research trip to Toronto. Recipients of the Temerty Fellowship may not hold another fellowship concurrently.

The Temerty Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Holodomor Studies is made possible by funding from the Temerty Foundation.

The Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies ( is a global leader in the field of Ukrainian studies. Housed in the Faculty of Arts, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, the institute’s mandate is to support, foster, and develop Ukrainian studies in Canada and abroad.  

Deadline: February 15, 2021



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