Fellowship Opportunities

Through our Research Fellowship program, the Nathanson Centre supports outstanding work in areas related to our purpose while cultivating a dynamic network of scholars, emerging researchers and policymakers.

Graduate Fellowships

The Nathanson Centre offers fellowships to outstanding graduate students at York University whose work is closely connected to our scope of inquiry. In addition to receiving funding, Nathanson Fellows have opportunities to share their work with colleagues, participate in our active scholarly community, build their professional networks and receive support as they prepare for the next stage of their academic careers. Some Nathanson Fellows contribute to projects or activities connected to the Centre and its Research Associates.


Nathanson Centre Graduate Fellowships are available to:

  1. Master’s and doctoral students at York University.
  2. Students whose thesis or dissertation work is of outstanding quality and closely relates to the Centre’s purpose.
  3. Only Canadian citizens/landed immigrants who are also Ontario residents.

Fellowships are typically awarded in the Fall term of the academic year to a small number of exceptional applicants who are already enrolled in a York graduate research program. Students entering graduate studies at York may also apply to be considered for entry-level fellowships. 


The Director of the Nathanson Centre determines the number of fellowships to be awarded each year. In addition to evaluating the merits of each candidate’s record and application, we consider the fit between the applicant’s graduate work and our areas of focus. Decisions are typically made before the start of the academic year and based on the Centre’s current priorities.

How to apply 

The application process for Nathanson Centre Graduate Fellowships is detailed in a call for applications that we issue each year — typically at the end of July. You can download the most recent call for applications here

2023-2024 Nathanson Graduate Fellows

PhD candidates

Alanah Broomfield

Socio-Legal Studies

Cameron Butler

Social Anthropology

David Semaan


Kushan Azadah

Political Science

Liam Michaud

Socio-Legal Studies

Tylor Bergman

Political Science

Bahar Banaei


Master’s students

Postdoctoral and Senior Visiting Fellowships

The Nathanson Centre welcomes applications from visiting faculty and policy leaders whose work aligns closely with our areas of focus. Fellowships are awarded to researchers from around the world who are keen to participate in the Centre’s activities and connect with our engaged scholarly community. 

Fellows typically join us for a term or an academic year. The Centre provides an office and a research stipend (with the amount determined by the Director). Fellows are encouraged to be on-site at the Centre for most of their tenure. They participate in our collegial activities and present their current work in a seminar at some point during their stay. We award several Visiting Fellowships and Postdoctoral Fellowships annually. Applications are considered on a rolling basis.

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2024 – 2025 Visiting Fellows

Ndubuisi Nwokolo
June 2024 – May 2025

Anthony Sangiuliano
August 2023 – August 2025

2024 – 2025 Post-Doctoral Fellows

Chika Charles Aniekwe
Research interests: African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance as human rights instrument; Democratization, civil and political rights; Electoral violence as human rights violation
Dec 2023– Dec 2025

Lovepreet Kaur
Research interests: Law, Gender and Sexuality Studies
December 2022 – December 2024

Inbar Peled
Research interests: Racialized policing in multicultural societies; comparative-transnational study of the role of lawyers in the policing crisis in Israel and Canada
January 2024 – October 2024