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Visiting Scholars Program and the Greenberg International Bursary

The Visiting Scholars Program is open to all professors, researchers and postdoctoral fellows who wish to visit for any period of time. Applicants for the Shirley Greenberg International Bursary for Visiting Scholars must be full-time professors employed at a law faculty outside of Canada who propose to visit for one-two academic semesters.

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The Visiting Scholars Program is open to all professors, researchers and postdoctoral fellows who wish to visit for any period of time – from weeks to months – at the Faculty of Law. The Faculty of Law cannot provide office space but can provide access to library and internet services, participation in our abundant and enriching lecture series, and connections to our vibrant research community.

Applicants to the Visiting Scholars Program must have secured their own funds for travel and accommodation and be recommended by a faculty member who is willing to serve as their contact person. If the applicant's first language is not English, French or an Indigenous language, they will be required to produce evidence of proficiency in one of those languages or a faculty contact person who is willing and able to provide supervision and support. 

Applicants for the Shirley Greenberg International Bursary for Visiting Scholars must be full-time professors employed at a law faculty outside of Canada who propose to visit for one-two academic semesters. One bursary, described below, will be awarded each academic year, aimed at deflecting some of the costs associated with international travel and relocation to Ottawa. The visitors will also be provided with office space, wireless and library access, and the opportunity to present their research at a faculty seminar. Recipients of the Greenberg Bursary may also be asked to provide guest lectures in courses that coincide with their expertise, and may request to teach a course while visiting.

The Shirley Greenberg International Bursary for Visiting Scholars of $7,500 will be awarded to a visitor whose research project reflects the goals of the Shirley Greenberg Chair of Women and the Legal Profession: "The holder of the Chair works with a large existing group of feminist scholars, all committed to women’s equality through law, to encourage women to enter the profession, to train legal professionals to deliver services to women, to connect women in law school with women in the legal profession, and to further law reform and research impacting on women as clients and women in the profession."

Undergraduate, master’s or doctoral students interested in visiting the Faculty of Law should apply to the Visiting Student Researcher program.

Application procedures

  • Fall semester (September-November) applications are due July 1st.
  • Winter Semester (February-April) applications are due November 1st.

All prospective applicants must submit an application form and the supporting materials:

Applicants whose first language is not English, French or an Indigenous language must provide evidence of proficiency in one of these languages or a faculty contact person who will facilitate their visit.

Applications should be sent to the attention of the Vice-Dean of Research at [email protected].

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Visiting student researcher (VSR)

A visiting student researcher (VSR) is a Canadian or international student enrolled in an undergraduate, master’s or doctoral program at a university in Canada or abroad, conducting research on a full-time basis at the University of Ottawa for a specific time under the supervision of a uOttawa faculty member or an affiliated professional researcher.

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