Opportunities

Communications Intern – Jamiya Project

The Jamiya Project aims to provide and support accessible higher education for refugees. It is a young, start-up NGO, made up of a group of higher education, humanitarian and international development professionals. The current focus of the Jamiya Project is to pilot several models of courses that bring together exiled Syrian academics with European universities to develop accredited online courses delivered to Syrian refugees in the Middle East. The Jamiya Project is looking for a Communications Intern to start as soon as possible (preferably London based and Arabic speaking).

Hegg Hoffet Fund for Displaced Women Graduates

The Hegg Hoffet Fund assists graduate women (and in special cases tertiary women students) who have been displaced as a result of war, political upheaval and other serious emergencies. Some are fleeing gender-related atrocities in their home countries, such as rape, honour crimes, forced marriage and female mutilation.

17th Annual Cambridge Heritage Research Group Seminar -Saturday, 14 May 2016

This symposium we explore the heritage of  displacements with a particular focus on the Mediterranean region and ranging from the Greek colonisation, through the Ottoman Empire to the movements of people that we have been witnessing most recently.  To see the call please click the link below.

https://networks.h-net.org/node/20292/discussions/110633/heritage-displacement-forced-migration-mediterranean-through

 

Joint Faculty Institute of Graduate Studies – University College London

An upcoming conference (3 June 2016) to help better understand the history, causes, experiences, representations and implications of these shifts in politics, people and perceptions. Refugees are encouraged to apply (for UK-based refugees  bursaries are available that will cover all costs of transport). More information is available from the following link.

Call for Papers: Moving Beyond Borders – Comparative Perspectives on Refuge

 

The Scholars Rescue Fund (IIE-SRF)

IIE-SRF provides fellowships for professors, researchers, and public intellectuals who face threats to their lives and careers in their home countries. These year-long fellowships support temporary academic positions at accredited institutions of higher learning anywhere in the world where IIE-SRF scholars can continue their work in safety

 

Independent Social Research Fund Mid-Career Fellowship Competition 

The Independent Social Research Foundation wishes to support independent-minded researchers to do interdisciplinary work which is unlikely to be funded by existing funding bodies. It is interested in original research ideas which take new approaches, and suggest new solutions, to real world social problems.

 

Humanity in Action Summer Program 2016

The Humanity in Action summer program, from May 27th till June 26th, consists of lectures of prominent speakers, discussions, sight visits, doing research and giving presentations. Starting from the Second World War, the program investigates past and present human rights violations in Dutch society. These cover subjects ranging from the Dutch slavery past, islamophobia and violence against gays. Deepen your understanding of the most important human rights issues in the Netherlands, in the year of 2016. The deadline for applications is February 14th 2016. Click here for more information or send an email to netherlands@humanityinaction.org. Apply before February 14th 2016.

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The European Universities Association has recently launched a survey to showcase the commitment of universities in supporting refugee students, academics and university staff…..more 

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