SNF Agora Academy

Supporting scholars whose work is aligned with the SNF Agora mission and instilled with the values, approaches, and intellectual rigor of the institute

The SNF Agora Academy, launched in early 2023, aims to cultivate a generation of scholars whose work is instilled with the values, approaches, and intellectual rigor of the SNF Agora Institute.

About the SNF Agora Institute

The SNF Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins University, founded in 2017, is a multi-disciplinary academic and public forum dedicated to strengthening global democracy by improving and expanding civic engagement and inclusive dialogue, and by supporting inquiry that leads to real-world change. Through integrated research partnerships with scholars, practitioners, students, and the public, we identify and sharpen strategic choices that members of the public and civic and political stakeholders around the world can make to realize the promise of democracy.

SNF Agora Academy Programs

The SNF Agora Academy currently comprises two programs:

  • The postdoctoral program is a one- to two-year program intended to support recent doctoral degree recipients whose scholarship engages with questions and topics directly related to the institute’s mission. Postdoctoral fellows will conduct research and either teach a course or participate in an active institute project
  • The predoctoral program, funded by the JHU Provost’s Office, is a one-year fellowship open to college graduates from all disciplinary backgrounds who are interested in studying under-represented groups while pursuing a PhD in the SNF Agora disciplines. Predoctoral fellows will be paired with two faculty mentors and one graduate student mentor and devote approximately 40 hours per week to pursuing multidisciplinary learning.

All SNF Agora Academy postdoctoral fellows and predoctoral fellows are in residence in Baltimore and participate in multiple academic programs with SNF Agora faculty and fellows each month, including community workshops, academy workshops, and external faculty seminars. All fellows are invited to present in the academy workshop at least once during their tenure.