Doctoral, Post-Doctoral & Junior Faculty Research Fellowship
The Doctoral, Post-Doctoral and Junior Faculty Research Fellowship Program supports individuals conducting research on civil resistance and/or a study that can benefit from a civil resistance perspective.
For Ph.D. students, the goal of the fellowship is to assist them in expanding their analytical, empirical and methodological tools of inquiry in their Ph.D. thesis research so that it includes a civil resistance perspective.
For junior faculty and post-doctoral researchers, the goal of the fellowship is to help them complete a relevant book or academic journal article germane to civil resistance.
In either case, fellows are expected to incorporate a civil resistance scholarship in their work, drawing from relevant literature and theoretical frameworks.
This stipend program is available for doctoral students; junior faculty (within their first five years of hire) on a tenure-track position; and full-time post-doctoral researchers, lecturers, and assistant professors who are working to secure a permanent faculty appointment, or will advance to an associate professor or a senior lecturer.
We are currently accepting applications for the 2019 ICNC Fellowship!
ICNC’s Doctoral, Post-Doctoral and Junior Faculty Research Fellowship enables selected researchers to carry out research on civil resistance and/or conduct a study that can benefit from a civil resistance perspective. The fellowship is expected to lead to a peer-review publication in the form of a journal article, book or a book chapter. In some cases, and by mutual agreement, the research could be published as part of the ICNC Special Report or Monograph series.
Each fellowship award will be between $2,000 and $8,000. In addition to the stipend, the fellowship includes several hours of scholarly mentorship provided by one of the ICNC’s Academic Council members. Mentorship is set up when ICNC matches an awardee with an academic advisor interested in the awardee’s research topic.
The deadline to apply is June 2, but earlier applications are encouraged. Please make sure you read all of the requirements and information outlined below before submitting an application. Applications that do not include all of the required information will not be considered.
Click here for more information on the 2019 research fellowship!
This year, the ICNC Research Fellowship received a total of 22 applications from Ph.D. candidates and Junior Faculty.
- Ben Naimark-Rowse, The Fletcher School at Tufts University
Tentative Title: Foundation Support for Pro-Democracy Social Movement Building
In 2017, the ICNC Research Fellowship received a total of 36 applications from Ph.D. candidates and Junior Faculty and awarded 5 fellowships. The 2017 Research Fellows work in Mexico City, New Jersey, North Carolina, London, and Manitoba.
- Alice Poma, National Autonomous University of Mexico
Tentative Title: The Role of Emotions in Mexican Environmental Civil Resistance Movements.
- Anna Ikeda, Division of Global Affairs, Rutgers University
Tentative Title: Resistance against U.S. Military Bases: A Comparative Perspective
- Howard Liu, Duke University
Tentative Title: Modeling Interdependence Between Repression and Dissident: A Network Perspective
- Dr Leonie Fleischmann, City, University of London
Tentative Title: Solidarity Activism: Israeli Anti-Occupation Campaigns
- Masha Kardashevskaya, University of Manitoba
Tentative Title: Peace, Social Movements, and Indigenous Women: Gendered Conceptualizations of Peace in Indonesia
In 2016, we received a total of 27 applications from Ph.D. candidates and Junior Faculty and awarded 2 fellowships in support of research on civil resistance. The goal of these stipends is to assist awardees in expanding their analytical and methodological focus, support data collection and database development and facilitate fieldwork and interviews with activists, practitioners and observers. Awardees included:
- Domale Dube Keys, UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies
Tentative Title: Ogoni Women: Issues and Mobilization
- Kara Kingma, Joseph Korbel School, University of Denver
Tentative title: Explaining Military Defections and When They Support Democratization
- Jonathan Pinckney, Joseph Korbel School, University of Denver
When Civil Resistance Succeeds: Building Democracy After Popular Nonviolent Uprising
In 2015, ICNC received a total of 16 applications from Ph.D. candidates and awarded 1 fellowship of $6,000 in support of research on civil resistance. In addition, the award consisted of mentorship for the fellow by Dr. Kurt Schock, ICNC academic advisor and Associate Professor of Sociology and Global Affairs, Rutgers University-Newark.
- Arin Ayanian, University of St. Andrews Tentative title: How Risk Perception Shapes Collective Civil Resistance Intentions in Repressive Contexts
In 2014, ICNC received a total of 65 applications from Ph.D. candidates and awarded 4 fellowships (ranging from $3500 up to $10,000) in support of research on civil resistance, including relevant case studies. Awardees included:
- Laurence L. Delina, University of New South Wales
Tentative title: Rapid Climate Mitigation: What We Can Learn from Rapid Socio-economic Restructurings
- Deshonay Dozier, Graduate Center, CUNY
Tentative Title: A Blues Geography: Mapping Conflicting Development in Downtown and South Los Angeles
- Marcio Pessôa, University of Sussex
Tentative title: Defiant Civil Society in Sub-Saharan Africa – a Case Study of Mozambique
- Michael S. Wilson, University of California, Santa Cruz
Tentative title: Persuasive Protest: Discursive Frames, Trans-local Links, and Nonviolent Strategies in Latin American Resource Conflicts