The Munk School of Global Affairs attracts top researchers in global affairs and has three research labs actively engaged in innovative, interdisciplinary work:

  • The Citizen Lab deals with cyber security and cyber governance;
  • The Innovation Policy Lab deals broadly with the impact of policy on innovation and the demand side of the innovation equation;
  • The Global Justice Lab deals broadly with social science research on global justice institutions and human rights regimes.


The Munk School currently have two six-month opportunities for scholars to work in the Citizen Lab (see below) and the Global Justice Lab (see below).

Successful applicants will work in one of these laboratories, assisting the director of the lab, advancing their own research, and teaching as appropriate under University regulations in one of the academic programs at the Munk School.

Fellows will receive a taxable stipend of C$20,000 for the six month period as well as work space and staff support. They will become members of a vibrant community of faculty, post-doctoral researchers, and graduate students.

Application Procedure

Application package should include:

  1. Application letter, signed and dated by the applicant linking proposed research to the research lab they wish to join. The applicant should provide complete contact information by filling out the postdoctoral information form [pdf] and attach it to the letter.
  2. A three-page (maximum) description of proposed research that identifies clearly the relationship of their research to the research agenda of their chosen lab – with page numbers and applicant name on top of each page.
  3. Curriculum vitae (CV) with page numbers and applicant name on top of each page.
  4. Sealed and initialed envelope containing recommendation letter from a doctoral supervisor. This document may also be sent under separate cover by mail to address below. Recommendation letters may be sent by email from an identifiable institutional email address with a scanned copy that is signed, in PDF format, to: rfo.munkschool [at]

Applications should be mailed to:

Professor Janice Gross Stein
Director of the Munk School of Global Affairs
c/o Research Funding Officer
University of Toronto
1 Devonshire Place, Toronto, ON M5S 3K7, Canada

All documents must be received by October 31, 2013.

If you have any questions or concerns please email: rfo.munkschool [at]

Fellowship Descriptions

Citizen Lab Postdoctoral Fellowship (January 1, 2014 to June 30, 2014)

The Citizen Lab is currently seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to join our group for a six month term (January 2014-June 2014). We encourage applications from either technical or social science disciplines with a project in the general thematic areas of Internet governance, information controls (e.g. surveillance and censorship), information security, and human rights.

Application deadline: October 31, 2013

Global Justice Lab Postdoctoral Fellowship (January 1, 2014 to June 30, 2014)

The Global Justice Lab (GJL) is based at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto. This Lab draws together research across academic disciplines, including law, the social sciences, and diplomacy, to study the growth and effects of the global justice field. Our research focuses on studies of the accountability models, both international and national, that seek to address political violence, atrocities, and human rights violations.

The Global Justice Lab explores how this global field has been built, its ongoing changes, and the effects of this global justice field for diplomatic relations, legal institutions, militaries, journalists, NGOs, corporate actors, and the well-being of populations in post-conflict states.

Application deadline: October 31, 2013