RSC launches new fellowship for aspiring researchers with displacement background

10 August, 2021

The Refugee Studies Centre (RSC) at ODID has launched a new 12-month fellowship scheme for aspiring researchers with a displacement background.

The RSC-BIEA Fellowship in Refugee Studies will provide teaching, mentorship, and professional development to early-career social science and humanities researchers, who are mainly based in East Africa and have lived experience of displacement – for example, as refugees, stateless persons, and asylum seekers.

The fellowship will be delivered in collaboration with the British Institute in Eastern Africa (BIEA), and will be available both remotely and with some optional in-person activities at the RSC’s new Refugee-Led Research Hub, which has 27 colleagues and is based at the BIEA in Nairobi.

The Fellowship programme will span three terms of study and research (October 2021–June 2022), corresponding to the Oxford academic calendar, and will culminate in a three-month professional research placement. The programme aims to support the professional development of displaced learners and researchers, including through supporting pathways to graduate study and research-related careers.

There will be 12 positions available for the 2021–2022 academic year. Fellows will hold affiliated membership status with both the RSC and BIEA, and will be awarded a certificate from the University of Oxford upon completion. Fellows will receive a stipend of 750 USD per month for the duration of the programme.

The Fellowship and Refugee-Led Research Hub are supported by the IKEA Foundation and Open Society Foundations (OSF).

Find out more including how to apply