Pre-Doctoral Fellowships

Learn about the program and how to apply

Contribute to research as a pre-doc fellow

Pre-doctoral fellows assist faculty supervisors at the University of Toronto’s Department of Economics. The program is best suited to recent graduates with a master’s in economics or a bachelor’s with substantial coursework in economics and applied econometrics who are planning to pursue a Ph.D. in economics, public policy, or a related field.

The pre-doctoral program provides fellows with the opportunity to gain training in a broad set of economics research topics and approaches, including data-intensive methods that give fellows an unparalleled window into the research process.

In their role as a fellow, pre-docs assist faculty mentors at the University of Toronto’s Department of Economics. This hands-on research practice is strengthened with additional educational opportunities, including the ability to attend department research seminars. The role is based on the University of Toronto campus, sharing workspace with other fellows to foster camaraderie and peer learning.

For questions about the Pre-Doctoral Fellowship program, please contact info@foslab.org.

Open Positions

Full-Time Pre-Doctoral Fellow – Social Science Prediction Platform

Three talented Creative Writing students at U of T Scarborough are winners of the International Festival of Authors’ inaugural Lit Jam – a timed,improvisational contest that matches storytelling teams against each other. 
Lit Jam asks student teams to create a story entirely on the spot based on an opening phrase. Each team is given three minutes to develop their story backstage,then has to alternate improvising and developing their story onstage for another five minutes.
“Lit Jam is like the Chopped cooking competition on TV,” says Trevon Smith,a fourth-year student in UTSC’s journalism program. “We’re given ingredients on the spot and then tasked with making something out of them.”
UTSC’s team,which competed against the University of Guelph,Ryerson University,and the Humber School of Creative and Performing Arts,consisted of Smith and fellow students Janet Monk and Cassandra MacDonald. The competition was judged by a panel of published authors. 2023/08/UofT79354_LitJam_winners-20.jpg

To Apply

FOS is posting opportunities for the 2023-2024 fellowship program. We ask interested applicants to submit the following materials.

  • CV
  • Transcripts
  • A one-page cover letter describing the candidate’s academic career, research interests, experience with programming languages, and future goals.
  • Proof of authorization to work in Canada