FFVT Fellowship programme

Strengthening the ties between German research to international Forced Migration and Refugee Studies is a core concern of the project “Forced Migration and Refugee Studies: Networking and Knowledge Transfer (FFVT).” So far, German research is only inadequately represented in the international scientific landscape. The Bonn peace and conflict research institute BICC, the Centre for Human Rights Erlangen-Nürnberg (CHREN), the German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS) and the Institute for Migration Research and Intercultural Studies (IMIS) at the University of Osnabrück are working together as partners to increase the visibility of research in the international scientific landscape.

One important element on the road to stronger networking in this research field is the FFVT fellowship programme: Its aim is to intensify the exchange between the consortium partners and international researchers.

The programme serves to strengthen the research and transfer activities of future fellows in Forced Migration and Refugee Studies. This also includes the initiation of sustainable, international cooperation on the set of topics around forced displacement.

FFVT-fellowships offer successful applicants a variety of opportunities to network with the staff of the FFVT-institutes and beyond during their two-to-four- month stay, to be part of the work of the consortium partners, contribute to and participate in events in Forced Migration and Refugee Studies in Germany. The fellows will be embedded in an interdisciplinary research environment at renowned institutes. Short-term stays at another FFVT-partner, such as to participate in lectures or workshops, are also possible.

We invite PhD students and junior researchers whose PhD topic is relevant to our field of research and who have been working on it for about a year as well as post-docs and experienced researchers who are well-established in their research field to apply for the FFVT-fellowship programme.