SNF Agora Visiting Fellows Program now accepting applications

The SNF Agora Institute is now accepting applications for its 2022–2023 Visiting Fellows Program through Sunday, March 13, 2022.

The SNF Agora Visiting Fellows program supports the institute's mission of strengthening global democracy by enabling us to expand our reach and incorporate a broader range of people into our work. This program will identify and recruit a select cohort of fellows from diverse sectors, disciplines, backgrounds, and ideologies to join the institute to work with our permanent faculty, researchers, and students. Visiting Fellows contribute to an academic community that is open and permeable—based at Johns Hopkins but reaching well beyond its walls.

SNF Agora Visiting Fellows come from academia, civil society, government, industry, media, the performing arts, and other fields. Projects typically run for one semester or less and could include, but are not limited to, teaching a course or other training to students, the wider JHU community, or other publics; authoring a case study for the SNF Agora Case Studies on Democracy program; hosting a community of practice around a particular issue facing democracies; partnering with SNF Agora Institute faculty on research or other projects; defining and developing  a conference, symposium, performance, or other public engagement; developing other content or strategic opportunities for the Agora Institute.

For the 2022–2023 cycle, we are excited to be partnering with the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University to offer a themed fellowship on "The Search for Truth in a Complex World: Civic and Ethical Dimensions." Applicants who choose to apply to this themed portion of the fellowship cohort will participate in a community of practice that explores how academics can respond to the intellectual, social, and political complexities of the university in the contemporary moment by "reinventing" the academic vocation around a simple question: What makes one argument better than another argument?

To learn more about SNF Agora Visiting Fellows stipend amounts, benefits, eligibility, residency expectations, and selection criteria, or to apply, visit the program's webpage on the SNF Agora website.