The Status of Visiting Scholars
Visiting Fellows are scholars who have received a doctorate or its equivalent more than five years prior to the granting of Visiting Fellow status. Research Fellows are those accepted into the Licence in Mediaeval Studies and other scholars given this status by Council. Normally such scholars will have received a doctorate or its equivalent no more than five years prior to the granting of the status. Guests are doctoral candidates who wish to pursue research at the Institute for a time period of less than an academic year. These positions offer the use of the facilities of the Institute and, whenever possible, an office in the Institute or its research library.
The application form for visitors is available for downloading and can be completed as a PDF form. Copies are also available from the Registrar, and should be returned together with two letters of recommendation, by 15 January of the previous academic year. After hearing recommendations from the Committee on Associates and Awards, Council reports its decisions in early February. Applications and letters from referees should be sent to the Registrar, Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, 59 Queen’s Park Crescent East, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 2C4.
For a list of all current visiting fellows, research associates, and guests, together with a brief outline of their recent scholarship, see Visiting Fellows and Associates.