2021-22 Mellon/SAR Academic Freedom Workshop & Fellowships for Early Career Researchers
Deadline: August 15, 2021.
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. The program is intended to provide a research stipend and supportive professional community for researchers to develop and share related work leading to a publishable article; new course offering; workshop, webinar, or conference presentation; or other identified end product.
- 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.
- Fellows will receive a stipend of USD $8000 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.
- 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