A. Noam Chomsky Global Connections Awards

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July 8, 2022 to October 31, 2022



The STAR Scholars Network is committed to promoting transnational research and collaboration between scholars in different countries (e.g., joint publications and research partnerships) that impacts humanity positively beyond national borders. The Global Connections Awards recognize “STAR Scholars” for their achievements and distinctive contributions to transnational research that demonstrates the very best of scholarship and/or collaboration among scholars around the world.  


In December 2022, the STAR Scholars Network will provide awards in four categories: 


North Star Medal of Lifetime Achievement

The North Star Medal of Lifetime Achievement is the STAR Scholars Network’s premier acknowledgment of outstanding achievement and success in transnational research. The medal honors a senior scholar whose lifelong service, leadership and contributions serve as a guiding “North Star” for scholarly work and research collaboration.  


Shining Star Research Award

Each year, the STAR Scholars Network celebrates up to two (2) exemplary works in translingual and/or transnational research. The Shining Star Research Award recognizes influential scholarly contributions in any discipline and language. Submissions could include multimedia scholarship in the form of podcasts, TED Talks, documentaries, mini (e.g., You Tube) videos, publicly accessible Sound Cloud files, as well as scholarly journal articles, books, book chapters, and other forms of scholarship. 


Rising Star Emerging Scholar Award

Each year, the STAR Scholars Network recognizes up to two (2) emerging scholars who have shown significant promise and commitment to transnational research. One award will recognize an emerging scholar (post-terminal degree completion) in any field that has distinguished herself/himself/themself as a rising leader in transnational research. The other award will recognize a current graduate student who has demonstrated significant promise as regards advancing transnational research through publications, leadership, or other relevant contributions.


Star Humanitarian Award

A new award, established in 2021, recognizes humanitarian efforts in creating equity and/or scholarly balance. Applicants could be organizations (e.g., institutions of higher education and NGOs) that have had a profound global equity-oriented impact and/or a humanitarian whose work is fundamental to equity, transnational connectivity, and/or scholarship. The STAR Scholars Network will recognize an organization or individual that is both a humanitarian and an innovator. The recipient’s work must demonstrate potential for global reach and impact (i.e., it must be aimed at equity and collaboration).


About the Society of Transnational Academic Researchers (STAR) Scholars Network

STAR Scholars Network is a grassroots organization that supports the advancement of scholars working across borders. It is an international forum of scholars that advances global social mobility by using research and advocacy. More details about the organization can be found at https://starscholars.org/ 


Contact Info: 

Questions regarding the 2022 awards should be directed to Dr. Anita Pandey at anita.pandey@morgan.edu

Technical questions about the submission system may be directed to starscholar.network@gmail.com.

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