Faculty of Health Sciences

International Scholar-in-Residence Program

International Scholar

Christopher Lind, from Flinders University in Australia, was the first FHS International Scholar-in-Residence, and spent three months working with colleagues at the National Centre for Audiology.

The Faculty of Health Sciences’ International Scholar-in-Residence Program was created in 2011 to encourage international faculty collaboration and engagement. The Faculty of Health Sciences will provide up to $25,000 per year to provide support for an international scholar to work in one of our six Schools for a period of three to twelve months.

Preference will be given to distinguished international faculty candidates whose scholarship and distinction will contribute to and enliven the Faculty’s academic and research community. Hosting of a Scholar in Residence will rotate among the Schools and the Scholar will contribute to the activities of both the School and Faculty during his or her tenure.

Obligations of the FHS International Scholar-in-Residence

The Scholar-in-Residence will be expected to participate in limited teaching as a guest lecturer in the School, contribute to seminars or other scholarly activities with students, faculty, and community members, and participating in collaborative research with FHS faculty and/or postdoctoral and graduate students. Each FHS International Scholar-in-Residence will be required to give a public presentation of his/her research during the visit.

Obligations of the host School or Program

The host School or Program will provide the FHS International Scholar-in-Residence with office space or other work space, as required.


Nominations may be made by the School Directors.  Nominations should include:

Nomination deadlines:

Decisions will be made within 15 days of the nomination deadline.


A total of $25,000 is available per year. Visits as short as three months will be funded on a pro-rated basis.


Nominations will be adjudicated by the Faculty of Health Sciences Dean and Associate Deans. Recommended candidates must also be considered by the School Appointments Committee prior to the final appointment. The number of Scholars supported will depend on the availability of funds and the duration of the planned visit. Consideration will be given to ensuring that each School or Program has the opportunity to host a visiting Scholar on a rotating basis.