The Western Academy for Advanced Research will facilitate and fund interdisciplinary and international teams of scholars who will dedicate their year-long focus to themes related to major issues facing humanity.
How to apply: This year’s abbreviated, one-step application process asks applicants to propose a theme, a core team of Western Fellows and Visiting Western Fellows and to describe why Western is the right venue for this work. Proposed themes of inquiry should be of broad significance and involve topics that can benefit from the full spectrum of scholarship.
Western Fellows will be selected and seconded from their faculties or schools on the basis of excellence and fit to themes. Internationally established or emerging scholars, thinkers or leaders from various sectors will be invited to London as Visiting Western Fellows. A call for Western Academy Postdoctoral Scholars will follow theme selection.
Deadline: The Academy will accept applications for its inaugural cohort of themes and teams until September 30, 2021. It is anticipated that two themes will be selected annually.
The first official day of theme activities will be September 1, 2022.
More information: Virtual information sessions, will beheld on Zoom, on June 15 at 10 a.m. and July 13 at 10 a.m. Registration is available here.