02 Apr, 2015

IMFG Post-Doctoral Fellowship Applications 2015-16

The Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance (IMFG), within the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto, invites applications for a one-year IMFG Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Municipal Finance and Governance.

Research should be pertinent to IMFG’s focus on the finance and governance issues faced by large cities and city-regions in Canada and around the world. The Fellowship will commence September 1, 2015, offers $50,000 (CAD) of financial support for the following twelve months, and provides benefits pursuant to the 2015 collective agreement between the University of Toronto and CUPE 3902, Unit 5.


Fellowship recipients are expected to live in Toronto, Canada while pursuing their research and study, and will have the opportunity to participate generally in the intellectual life of the Munk School of Global Affairs and larger University of Toronto community during the 2015-2016 academic year.

Eligibility is limited to applicants who will have received their Ph.D. in a relevant discipline within three years prior to the time they begin their fellowship at IMFG (i.e. by September 1, 2015).   Please note that applicants must have completed all requirements for their Ph.D. before the start date.


In addition to pursuing an intensive research project, the post-doctoral fellow is expected to participate as a member of the IMFG team.

Core responsibilities of the post-doctoral fellow include:

  • Presenting their research as part of two seminars at the Munk School of Global Affairs, with the first in the fall of 2015 and the second in the spring of 2016.
  • Preparing an original, full-length research paper for publication as part of the IMFG Papers series, as well as a short summary of the paper for publication as part of the IMFG Perspectives series (i.e. 6-8 pages).

Other responsibilities, to be identified with IMFG staff based on the fellow’s interests and IMFG’s research agenda, could include:

  • Planning IMFG conferences, events or roundtables, in conjunction with IMFG staff;
  • Preparing research papers for publication as part of the IMFG Papers, Perspectives and/or Forum series;
  • Developing and/or participation in other IMFG research projects and initiatives; and
  • Providing research assistance and support to the IMFG Director.


Applications must arrive at the Munk School of Global Affairs no later than May 1, 2015 at 4:00 pm. The committee will notify applicants of their decision by July 2014. Application instructions can be found here: