Eligibility, Expectations and How to Apply

The Planning Program invites applications from accomplished practitioners and scholars who have substantial planning experience in public, non-profit, community-based or private organizations, in local, national and/or international venues. The program especially encourages applications from those whose backgrounds and viewpoints are currently underrepresented within planning, and from community-based practitioners.

The Planning Program can typically support a one-semester visitorship with a stipend of up to CDN $50,000, commensurate with the duration and intensity of the period in residence at U of T. Shorter and longer visits will also be considered. The period of residency and the amount of funds are flexible to accommodate the varied schedules and needs of applicants. The length of stay must be concentrated enough to enable each visitor to become involved in the teaching and/or related activities of the Program, and to provide meaningful opportunities to interact with faculty and students..

Applications consisting of a curriculum vitae and a 2 page plan of the individual’s proposed activities should be sent by email attachment to the Chair of the Geography Department, Professor Richard DiFrancesco (chair.geoplan@utoronto.ca) by April 10, 2023. Please address inquiries to Professor Katharine Rankin, Associate Chair and Director, Graduate Programs in Planning, (k.rankin@utoronto.ca).