Postdoctoral Awards

Aimed at early career researchers anywhere in the world, Jeffrey Rubinoff Postdoctoral Awards offer $7,000

CAD (roughly $5,300 USD or £4,100) to support research leading to one or more

publications on any subject relating to art and knowledge. Themes might include but are not

limited to the connections between visual art and: cognition and understanding; ethical or

political issues; other fields of knowledge; and the sacred or numinous.

Eligibility and Requirements

o Postdoctoral Awards are open to applicants from any discipline in the Arts or


o You are EITHER a graduate student in the latter stages of your PhD degree OR you

have submitted your PhD thesis within three years of the application deadline.

o The JRSP must be acknowledged in all publications resulting from the Award.

o The JRSP requires copies of any published material to be offered to its archive, and

made available for internal consultation and distribution.

o You are required to present your research in person at a Company of Ideas Forum,

which takes place at the Sculpture Park every June. All travel expenses will be


To apply

Applicants should submit the following:

o Cover letter.

o CV/resumé.

o Name and contact details of one referee.

o Research statement of no more than 1,000 words describing past, current and future

research. Please indicate what output(s) will result from the Award.

o A writing sample of no more than 10,000 words (this can be an excerpt from a

doctoral dissertation or recent publication).

Applications should be submitted to by Friday 31

January 2020.


Further details can be found at

Please direct queries to the JRSP’s Manager-Curator