Academics under threat
The Network Academics under Threat (in Spanish, Académicxs en Riesgo) welcomes you to the first portal in Spanish, Portuguese and English that aims to make visible a multiplicity of situations of violence and intimidation faced by those who work, from a critical and independent perspective, in academia, teaching and research issues of social, political and economic relevance.
The Philipp Schwartz Initiative (PSI) closes its eleventh call for applications for grants on 4 March 2022. The Initiative offers funding to universities and research institutions in Germany so that they may host researchers at risk. PSI funding consists of two components: a) Funding for a research fellowship or work contract with a maximum duration of up to 24 months, b) Funding for the host institution (20,000 euros per funded person).
In its declaration, the IACHR expresses its concern about allegations made in various countries in the Americas regarding repression against student groups and student unions, and also regarding harassment, attacks, and budget cuts affecting academic institutions, as well as about other forms of retaliation against members of academic communities based on arbitrary or discriminatory measures.
The case of Francesca Lessa was one of the cases that prompted the first gathering where the network Academics under Threat was established in Barcelona in 2018. In that gathering, researchers from different countries and disciplines shared their too often silenced stories of harassment and threats because of their research and teaching work at university.