About Us

The environmental, economic, political, and social crises we face today have one thing in common: they are replicated in every jurisdiction and are produced by forces that extend globally. They require deep analysis, lateral thinking, and innovative problem-solving.

The only organisation of its kind, the GRN is an active online meeting place for early career faculty, researchers and doctoral students interested in new thinking about these issues. Members come from a truly global diverse range of backgrounds and higher education institutions. Our common goal is collaboration, which is needed more than ever as the greatest problems of the day transcend narrow fields of work. We also seek to support one another in a vocation that can be lonely, isolating, and intensely challenging.

The GRN provides a new kind of interdisciplinary and inclusive space, facilitating long-term friendships, creative thinking, and genuine career support. Members are invited to reach out across national and institutional borders, and to share their experiences in life, study, and practice. The Network is for exceptional scholars but it is not elitist. It is inspiring but not intimidating. It offers an abundance of opportunities and perspectives that enrich the scholar, the work, and the field.

As a member, you can connect through our annual seminar series, workshops, webinars, Research Discussion Groups, and online coffeehouse meet-ups. Members can apply to become associates of a programme in our Think Tank, and publish with us. Members maintain their own profile with our support (including videos).

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Member Benefits

Think Tank Programmes
Online Profile
Artists in Residence
Publishing Support


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Coffeehouse Meetings
Research Discussion Groups
Seminar Series
Intensive Weekend Courses

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The GRN helps support disadvantaged scholars from all over the world


“Being a member of the GRN has given me even more motivation to do my work. I particularly appreciate the critical feedback I have been given by the other members of my writing group, as well as the many opportunities to engage even more with other researchers.”

Jasmin Beck, Junior Fellow

“The GRN is a global space where new ideas can be shared. This, as I see it, is a much-needed catalyst to surmount the many challenges that we are currently facing.”

Pranoto Iskandar, Postgraduate Member

“The GRN is an interdisciplinary, interactive academic community, where I have made international friends who share similar research interests and grow together through real-time discussions, mutual writing reviews and think tank construction. The friendship and knowledge gained from this experience will be increasingly valuable over time.”

Grace Wang, Junior Fellow

"GRN is is a growing platform to interact with several academics from all over the globe. The effective feedbacks and novel ideas form the Writing Group Sessions help to add diverse perspectives on our research. I am looking forward to benefitting from the think tanks and developing greater connections with other researchers.”

Saurav Ghimre, Postgraduate Member

“It has allowed me to connect and cooperate with experts in related fields in a very practical and meaningful way. Being a member of the writing group has also created another incentive for me to set certain career milestones and to be more consistent in developing my writing skills.”

Milica Arsic, Junior Fellow

We at the GRN understand that there has been inconsistent support during the COVID-19 crisis for international students undertaking their PhDs, and encourage universities to urgently:

Grant extensions to candidates for the length of any lockdown

Waive accommodation & tuition fees for the duration of any lockdown (as most services are halted and most international students are not on campus out of choice)

Where students are living off-campus, to provide financial support towards their accommodation costs for the duration of any lockdown

This will go some way towards alleviating the significant stress and anxiety being suffered by students during the pandemic

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