3 Doctoral Positions (m/f/d) in Migration Studies

Call for Applications of Bochum University. Deadline: February 17, 2023

The Tokyo Foundation and RUB Research School invite excellent young researchers to apply for one of three doctoral research grants of the Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund (Sylff). Successful applicants will be part of a small interdisciplinary graduate school (Mikrokolleg) and work on the overarching topic of Forced Migration at RUB.

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 and 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 law, psychology, sociology and religious studies and with a clear commitment towards cross-disciplinary cooperation.

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 Tokyo Foundation, such as for field research and conference organisation.

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