ICNC has launched a special curriculum support program to promote development of seminars on civil resistance in international academic institutions, preferably in recently established democracies and developing countries. ICNC is looking for scholars interested in studying, researching and teaching civil resistance, its tactical effects and strategic impact on the problems it strives to address, and its long-term influence on rights, institutions, culture and civil society. ICNC Curriculum Support Program includes: 
  • Travel and lodging expenses for instructors to attend an academic training workshop prior to teaching a seminar on civil resistance; 
  • Stipends for instructor participation in academic events related to studies of civil resistance (conferences, workshops and other academic forums), in-country or abroad, and  visits to other academic institutions in the region to deliver lectures on civil resistance; 
  • Support for curriculum development, including syllabus design, and teaching methods based on free access to books, articles, films, and other materials. 

Qualifications for applicant:

  • Currently teaches at a local academic institution (undergraduate or graduate level) outside the United States; 
  • Is able to plan and teach, at least two times during a two-year period, a credited or graded seminar on civil resistance in a recognized academic institution either in the Fall, Spring or Summer semesters (minimum 30 teaching hours per course); 
  • Speaks English. Seminars can be taught in English or in a local language. The syllabus, including course evaluation forms will need to be prepared in both languages; 
  •  Is interested in the research and teaching of civil resistance. 

The curriculum support provided by ICNC is competitive and the applications are considered on an ongoing basis.

Those interested in applying for the ICNC Curriculum Support Program should send the following documents:

  1. Curriculum Vitae 
  2. Statement of Purpose that will include, among others, information on interest, research or teaching experience relevant to broadly defined subjects of civic engagement, social mobilization, civil resistance and nonviolent action; at which academic institution/department the seminar will be offered and in which semester; how many credits will be awarded if any; how many participants are expected to enroll; evaluation methods. 
The documents and inquiries should be directed to Dr. Maciej Bartkowski, the ICNC Senior Director for Research and Education at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .