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Mellon/SAR 2021-2022 Academic Freedom Workshop & Fellowships for Early-career Researchers

Applications are invited for the Mellon/SAR Academic Freedom Workshop & Fellowships 2021/2022. Scholars at Risk (SAR) is pleased to announce a call for applications for remote research fellowships for early career researchers studying, writing and/or teaching on academic freedom and/or related higher education values, made possible by the generous support and partnership of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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About Scholar at Risk(SAR)

Scholars at Risk is a U.S.-based international network of academic institutions organized to support and defend the principles of academic freedom and to defend the human rights of scholars around the world. Network membership includes over 530 higher education institutions in 42 countries.Scholars at Risk also provides advisory services for scholars and hosts, campaigns for scholars who are imprisoned or silenced in their home countries, monitoring of attacks on higher education communities worldwide, and leadership in deploying new tools and strategies for promoting academic freedom and impr... read more


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SAR Academic Freedom Workshop & Fellowships


Aim and Benefits of SAR Academic Freedom Workshop & Fellowships

  • Fellows will receive a stipend of USD $8,000 intended to cover research expenses, publication, or other costs, as the fellow may decide.
  • In addition, participants will have the opportunity to gain exposure to SAR’s programming and to network with SAR partner-experts on academic freedom issues.

 


Requirements for SAR Academic Freedom Workshop & Fellowships Qualification

  • Applicant should have a Masters or PhD degree received less than 8 years ago;
  • Current research or teaching affiliation with a higher education institution;
  • Demonstrated interest in teaching, researching, or publishing on issues of academic freedom;
  • Preference for projects involving comparative, international, or collaborative work, especially by or including as equal partners researchers from the global south;
  • Personal experiences with risk or threat are not a consideration for selection, but current or formerly at-risk researchers working on academic freedom are encouraged to apply;
  • Commitment to participate in 8-10 remote, online workshops and/or public webinars with co-recipients, SAR staff, network members, and guests (with proper security accommodations);
  • Able to receive lawfully stipend funds and complete program requirements in the country of current location, assuming responsibility for tax or reporting requirements, if any;
  • Candidates in or from the global south and from minority or otherwise marginalized communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Documents Required for Application

  • Abstract of 500-1000 words detailing the research topic, its importance, and how it fits in long-term teaching, research, or advocacy goals;
  • Proposed research plan/timeline for the eight-month program (November 2021-June 2022);
  • CV, including publication history and names of professional references.


Application Deadline

August 15, 2021


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to Scholar at Risk(SAR) on nyu.qualtrics.com to apply

For more details,visit SAR website



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