Continuous Call for Applications: Seeking earlier-career, poverty-focused researchers in the Global South to participate in the Global Colleagues partnership programme.
Joining our Global Colleagues partnership programme will provide you with a unique opportunity to connect to a prominent poverty scholar in your field. You will receive academic advice, guidance for your career objectives, and become one of the community of scholars who stand against poverty.
Background: Many researchers, especially those earlier in their careers and working at less well-resourced regional universities or colleges in the Global South, can feel distanced from global networks and may not have access to the same level of research support available to others in their field. ASAP Global Colleagues is designed to help better integrate such academics into research networks focused on poverty and related issues, and to provide international support for them as they develop their research and teaching careers.
Programme Structure: ASAP Global Colleagues matches senior and earlier career researchers in one-to-one partnerships for an initial period of one year. Shared research interests in poverty and related issues (such as economic migration, indigenous land rights, human security, economic justice and human rights) are given emphasis in colleague pairings, and where possible and most appropriate, pairings are made across international boundaries. Typically, Senior Colleagues will be at mid-career or beyond, working at a relatively well-resourced, research-intensive university in a North or South country. Earlier Career Colleagues will usually be researchers within ten years of completing their PhD, working at a less well-resourced university or undergraduate college in a country in the Global South. Very late-stage PhD students may also participate, particularly if they are already employed full-time in teaching outside of their home department.
The programme already has commitments from more than two dozen prominent Senior Colleagues working at universities worldwide, including the University of Oxford, the University of Cape Town, Yale University, Delhi University, Goethe University Frankfurt, the University of Toronto, the University of Sao Paulo, and many others. They will support their Earlier Career Colleagues by providing feedback on research goals and advising on strategies to achieve them over the one-year partnership period, with regular check-in meetings. One of the benefits of participation for Senior Colleagues is the chance to learn about the methods and priorities of earlier career researchers in their field and to gain insight into diverse research environments.
How to Apply: If you would like to be considered as an Earlier Career Global Colleague, please fill out the application form that you see in the menu above.
Questions? Please contact Global.Colleagues.ASAP@gmail.com.