Visiting Scholars are faculty or research professionals at other universities or educational/research institutions whose ongoing research falls within the mandate of YCAR, and who are or intend to be temporarily resident in the Toronto area. Visiting Scholars are appointed for the duration of their stay in Toronto, normally up to one year, and must be nominated and hosted by a YCAR Faculty Associate. It is expected that their visit at YCAR will include collaboration and consultation with their sponsoring YCAR Faculty Associate. Visiting Scholars are expected to be active members of the YCAR community during their visit. The length of term of a Visiting Scholar shall be decided on a case-by-case basis and may be renewed at the discretion of the Director in consultation with the Membership Committee. Please note that all applicants are expected to be self-funded.

The application form is available here.

PLEASE NOTE that York University remains physically closed and YCAR is operating virtually. While we will review applications from potential visiting scholars for future visits, we will not be issuing letters of invitation for accepted applicants until the university resumes operations. We hope this will be by summer 2021.

YCAR will contact you after we have received your completed application to confirm receipt and/or if we require additional information before considering your application. All applications go before the YCAR Membership Committee, which meet six times per academic year: 15 January, 15 March, 15 June, 15 September, 15 October and 1 December. Applications will be reviewed shortly after each deadline. Please note that the Membership Committee will not review applications outside of these time periods.

All queries can be directed to ycar@yorku.ca.

Click here to view our archive of past Visiting Scholars and Visiting Graduate Associates.