Mellon/SAR Academic Freedom Workshop & Fellowships

Scholars at Risk Fellowship Opportunity

The Scholars at Risk (SAR) in partnership with the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation is inviting applications for a remote research workshop/ fellowship for early career researchers working on academic freedom issues.


The purpose of the fellowship is to support and encourage a global community of researchers in research, writing and/or teaching on academic freedom and/or related higher education values.

Degree level

  • An eight-month fellowship programme.

 Applicants must:

  • Have a Masters or PhD degree received within the last 8 years;
  • Be currently affiliated (research or teaching) with a higher education institution;
  • Demonstrated interest in teaching, researching, or publishing on issues of academic freedom;
  • Be committed to participate in 8-10 remote, online workshops and/or public webinars with co-recipients, SAR staff, network members, and guests.


Applications should only be submitted online through the Mellon/SAR Academic Freedom Workshop and Fellowships website.

The following documents must be submitted with the application through the online application platform:

- 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 programme (November 2021-June 2022);

- CV, including publication history and names of professional references.


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