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SYLFF-Mikrokolleg „Forced Migration“ - apply for the 2nd call

The fellows of the SYLFF Mikrokolleg will work on a variety of aspects related to international forced migration which is understood as a cross-border “migratory movement in which an element of coercion exists, including threats to life and livelihood, whether arising from natural or man-made causes” (International Organisation for Migration). The fellows will

  • analyse the root causes of international forced migration in the home countries, including poverty, loss of land, and the persecution due to ethnicity, traditions and religious beliefs,
  • evaluate the effectiveness of different international approaches to respond to forced migration in the home countries, such as humanitarian action, foreign aid, institution building and democracy promotion,
  • focus on the rights of forced migrants and refugees in different legal orders and on the duties of the involved actors, including the host state, international of regional organisations,

The SYLFF Mikrokolleg invites the application of excellent young researchers with a strong interest in research on international forced migration, with a background in economics, law, political science or sociology and with a clear commitment towards cross-disciplinary cooperation.

Find the Application Form here.

Download the brochure for the 2nd call here.

All fellows become members of RUB Research School which provides an attractive international research and social environment for doctoral researchers and support for their academic and non-academic future career. The fellows will have the possibility to apply for additional funding of RUB Research School PLUS and the Tokio Foundation, such as for field research and conference organisation.

Application Process

The application form “Sylff-Kolleg” has to be used for the application. On the last page of this form all documents are listed you have to submit together with the application form. A signed copy of the application form with two letters of documentation and all necessary documents have to be sent to Dr. Sarah Gemicioglu by April 24, 2020.

Find the Application Form here.

Please note: Applicants are expected to apply with an individual research project that has to be linked to one of the research perspectives. Applicants decide for themselves about their individual research projects (an exposé is needed) and about the research perspective they interlink their project with (this has to be explained in the application form). In case of funding they will be supervised by the researcher responsible for the respective research perspective.

Duties of the grantee:
Please communicate immediately important changes of your personal conditions as well as interruptions, changes or abandonment of the research project and an adequate use of the grant. 

Research Perspectives within the SYLFF-Mikrokolleg

The different perspectives formulated by the cooperation professors are the following:

The Grant

The Grant

The grantees will receive a monthly funding of 1,500€ for a period of three years, starting in September 2020. They can take advantage of the many offers and funding possibilities of RUB Research School and Tokyo Foundation and will be integrated in research activities on Forced Migration at RUB.

Your contact at RUB Research School

Dr. Sarah Gemicioglu

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(esp. PR.INT, PR.INT Event, IRB, Int.Mo.P., SYLFF)

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Phone:  +49-(0)234-32-27109

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