Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellows

About the Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellowship

The University of Toronto Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellowship program provides funding to increase opportunities for hiring postdoctoral fellows from underrepresented groups, specifically Indigenous and/or Black researchers. These fellowships will enable postdoctoral researchers to grow their scholarly profiles, undertake academic work at the University of Toronto, and strengthen the research environment at the University with diverse perspectives.

The program is now accepting applications for the Winter 2020 competition.


This Fellowship is important for persons, like myself, engaging in critical decolonial and anti-imperial work as we continue to emphasize the deeply complicated relationships that Black Indigenous and People of Colour communities share with our worlds across time, place and space.”

Nikoli Attai
2019 Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellowship recipient

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Fellows in the News

‘Earned, not given’

Nadege Compaoré describes the Fellowship as a fantastic opportunity to gain visibility and to cultivate a sense of belonging, two goals that have been especially challenging to attain throughout her own academic career. 

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‘Where are all the Black men in higher education?’

Ahmed Ali Ilmi, anti-racist educator and scholar asked this throughout his post-secondary experience.

Over the next two years, Ilmi will tackle this question as the first Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellow at OISE.

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Announcing the 2019 Fellows

Cycle 1 Fellows (Spring 2019)

Cycle 2 Fellows (Fall 2019)

  • Abdallatif Abdalrhman, Department of Civil & Mineral Engineering
  • Abdikarim Abdullahi , Department of Physiology
  • Gerald Bareebe, Department of Political Science (UTSC)
  • Kristen Bos, Women & Gender Studies Institute
  • Lori Chambers, Factor Inwentash School Of Social Work
  • Nicole Marie  Muir, Department of Public Health Sciences
  • Mary Rambaran-Olm, Department of English and Drama (UTM)
  • Ian Tobias, Department of Cell and Systems Biology

“This program is invaluable because it gives me an opportunity to work with leading experts in my field and provide me with the necessary support to commence my new research study.”
— Nemoy Lewis


Apply Now

Applications are now open for the Winter 2020 Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program.


Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellowship recipients at the Faculty Club luncheon, October 2019. (L to R: Nadège CompaoréDebby DanardAhmed Ilmi, and Nikoli Attai). Other recipients include Nemoy Lewis (FAS, Geography, supervisor Prof. Deborah Cowen), Jorge Luis Fabra-Zamora (Faculty of Law, supervisor Prof. Jutta Brunnée), and Kilian Nasung Atuoye (UTM, Geography, supervisor Prof. Vincent Z. Kuuire).

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