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Heterodox Academy’s Center for Academic Pluralism Invites Applications for Research Fellowships for the 2024-2025 Academic Year

Thanks to a lead grant from the Templeton Religion Trust and the support of other donors, Heterodox Academy’s Center for Academic Pluralism is pleased to invite applications for its Research Fellowship program for the 2024-2025 academic year.

The Center, which is located in the heart of New York City, seeks to explore the theoretical and empirical foundations for pluralism in higher institutions of research and education, and share our findings with scholars, opinion leaders, and lay public around the world. Heterodox Academy believes that its core values of viewpoint diversity, open inquiry, and constructive disagreement are especially pertinent to understanding and benefitting from pluralism in academia.

Researchers at the Center will undertake multidisciplinary research with the aims of investigating a host of phenomena pertinent to academic pluralism, uncovering ways to improve the functioning and culture of higher institutions of research and education, and disseminating their insights to academic and non-academic audiences. In pursuing these aims, researchers at the Center will advance Heterodox Academy’s overall mission by equipping its members with fresh approaches and empirical data that show why and how academia might fruitfully navigate and benefit from academic pluralism.

Current Research Fellows at the Center include Professor Diana Mutz of the University of Pennsylvania, who is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, and Professor Azim Shariff of the University of British Columbia, who is a Canada Research Chair, and more. Fellows are currently investigating topics such as the contexts where people are exposed to different political perspective, the motivations behind diversity, equity, and inclusiveness endeavors in higher education, the perils of ideological homogeneity in the discipline of anthropology, and the potential for reforms to the operation of governmental scientific advisory boards.

For more details on the available fellowships and to apply, please see the job postings for our Faculty Research and Postdoctoral Research Fellowships.


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