What are the perspectives from African nations in taking leadership in the TPNW against nuclear weapons? How are Kirimati peoples being represented in support for TPNW processes? How are nuclear weapons represented in popular war simulation video games? These are just some of the questions addressed by researchers sponsored under the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons’ (ICAN) Critical Nuclear Weapons Scholarship Program.
The program was established in 2022 to support emerging and established scholars working on critical nuclear weapons scholarship so they may conduct and share their research, bringing fresh new perspectives to the field. The 2023-2024 cohort of scholars will continue this work and develop their research through the support of ICAN. You can find more about the 2022-2023 cohort here.
Through the scholarship, we aim to challenge the status-quo in which academic and policy research on nuclear weapons is often dominated (financially or otherwise) by supporters of the nuclear weapons status quo in nuclear-armed and nuclear-allied states, failing to reflect a diversity of perspectives from around the world. Academics and researchers who want to conduct nuclear disarmament research may have trouble securing the necessary funding to do so, or to promote their work to reach a broader audience. The program addresses these issues.
We are excited to introduce the second cohort of researchers and projects under the scholarship below.