THE GLOBAL MEETING PLACE FOR EARLY CAREER SCHOLARS
At the Global Research Network we are setting up a scholarship bursary in memory of Professor Peter Fitzpatrick, for BAME (Black And Minority Ethnic) phd students and early career researchers, based on financial need and research dealing with any aspect of Peter’s work. Please donate here:
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, GRN is an active 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 that of 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 monthly writing groups, webinars, think tank meetings, and regular coffeehouse meet-ups. You can maintain their own profile (including videos and feature articles on their work), and have access to chat rooms and personal messaging.
Our Geomap shows where our current members are based. We hope one day, the mapping companies will allow us to create a Gall-Peter's Map version.
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 and tuition fees for the duration of any lockdown (as most services are halted and most international students are not on campus out of choice), and, 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.