Research Opportunities

The Department for the Study of Religion, often working in partnership with the Faculty of Arts and Science, offers a range of opportunities for undergraduates to engage with research. 

Our faculty members often contribute to the Research Opportunities Program (ROP), which gives second- and third-year Faculty of Arts & Science undergraduate students the chance to join an instructor’s research project. For details see https://www.artsci.utoronto.ca/current/academics/research-opportunities/research-opportunities-program.

The Scholars-in-Residence Program, based in the Jackman Humanities Institute (located on the top floor of our building) offers undergraduates the opportunity to work on research projects with humanities faculty for four weeks during the summer. For details see https://www.humanities.utoronto.ca/sir

The Jackman Humanities Institute also offers six residential fellowships, providing undergraduates with the opportunity to research and write an Independent Study on a topic of their own choice under supervision by one of the year’s 12-month Faculty Research Fellows. For details see https://www.humanities.utoronto.ca/funding/fellowships/undergraduate-fellowships

The Research Excursion Program (REP) provides opportunities for Arts & Science undergraduate students to travel off-campus as part of an instructor’s research project. See details at https://www.artsci.utoronto.ca/current/academics/research-opportunities/research-excursions-program

Besides these opportunities, you can engage with research and internship opportunities through RLG404H1 (Research Capstone), RLG405H1 (Practical Capstone) and RLG426H1 (Religion in the Public Sphere: Community-Engaged Learning Capstone). We also aim to advertise specific research opportunities, usually contributing to the current work of a faculty member, whenever they come up.