Accepting Letters of Intent for the 2022 Competition

Please note: the LOI deadline has been extended to January 14, 2022.

The Western Academy for Advanced Research invites Letter-of-Intent (LOI) in advance of its next full competition. The Western Academy’s Mission is to seek solutions to major issues facing humanity through a period of focused enquiry (up to one year) that combines the full spectrum of scholarship and experience at Western with that from around the world. The Western Academy facilitates the selection and funding of themes and core team members (Western Fellows, Visiting Western Fellows, Western Academy Postdoctoral Scholars) that address this mission. As one example of possible thematic ideas, the United Nations has a list of Sustainable Development Goals, which may be helpful for generating relevant themes.

LOIs received before noon, December 22, 2021 will receive feedback from WAFAR’s Steering Committee to help inform preparation of full applications during January 2022.

More information and access to the LOI is available on Western Academy website

Further enquiries can also be directed to