ResearchLand Awards

ResearchLand is a global platform that creates public conversations about the work of researchers, scholars, artists and intellectuals. The ResearchLand team regularly scans and reviews thousands of studies in order to feature research projects and creative works that are of high intellectual quality and should inspire everyone, with the goal of reducing the gap between the knowledge base of researchers and the general public who cannot benefit from scientific publications due to cost and academic language. ResearchLand aims to elevate the public value of writers, scholars, academics and other leaders and is a free and community service oriented platform. 

2021 ResearchLand awards will be provided to three international early career scholars (PhD candidate or pretenure faculty, including clinical faculty) with inspiring research and creative activities in any field. Scholars will be based outside of the U.S., in the spirit of ResearchLand’s principles of growing a global cadre of intellectuals and a global intellectual community and amplifying the voices of intellectuals. The 2021 award nominations will be based on the scholars’ accomplishments during the last 5 years of the intellectual activity / social and community engagement during the years of 2016-2020. The 3 early career scholars as the winners of the award will be featured in ResearchLand programs and will have an opportunity to present their work on our website, YouTube Channel and SM outlets through interviews. In addition, they will be invited to write a blog article to be featured on our outlets. 

2021 awards will include an awards certificate and a gift card of $100 to thank these exceptional scholars for their contribution to the public community of intellectuals. Self-nominations are acceptable. The selection decisions will be made by an interdisciplinary and diverse panel of experts. 

If you are interested in nominating yourself for this opportunity, submit a CV and the following narrative. If you are applying to nominate a potential awardee, please submit the same documents on behalf of the potential awardee.  In the application narrative, (max 300 words) address the following questions:

  1. Why is this scholar/intellectual deserving of this award? What is the contribution of this person to the global community of intellectuals? What is the contribution of this scholar to social / community causes?
  2. What is the summary of the scholarly/creative accomplishment of this person between the years of 2016-2020. Use bullet points. 
  3. How can this scholar’s work engage the social / local/ global community beyond academia in a creative, publicly accessible, engaging way?
  4. Deadline: July 1, 2020. Submit your application narrative to