About the program
“Academics in Solidarity” is a peer-to-peer mentoring program that connects exiled researchers with excellent scholars in Germany, Lebanon and Jordan. The project seeks to create a network of solidarity, strengthen the value of cross-cultural research cooperation and open up new perspectives within the academic environment of the host country. The program offers support through peer mentoring, academic counselling, systematic network building, and funding of small research endeavours initiated jointly by mentors and mentees. It further benefits mentors by offering them special training as well as administrative and technical support. The project is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).
“Academics in Solidarity” collaborates with mentors from renowned German and Arab higher education and research institutions. Mentors act on a voluntary basis and may represent all academic disciplines. Besides functioning as on-going dialogue partners and introducing their mentees into the academic landscape of their host countries, mentors provide the following services:
“Academics in Solidarity” offers its mentors special training as well as administrative and technical support both prior to and throughout the mentoring process. Furthermore, mentors will get the chance to exchange ideas and experiences with other mentors at annual network meetings.
As a mentor you benefit from:
“Academics in Solidarity” supports scholars who had to flee their home countries because of ongoing military conflicts and/or profound limitations to their academic freedom. Eligible applicants
In order to guarantee the safety of potential and current mentees, the application and mentoring process will be conducted anonymously. “Academics in Solidarity” also ensures that program administrators may be contacted on a strictly confidential basis.
As a mentee you benefit from:
More information on “Academics in Solidarity” can be found in the “General Guidelines” of the mentoring program.
Dr. Vera Axyonova
Center for International Cooperation
Freie Universität Berlin
Kaiserswerther Str. 16-18, 14195 Berlin
Phone: +49 30 838-739 48