BIEA Fellowship for Refugee/Displaced Researchers 2021

In collaboration with the British Institute in Eastern Africa, the Refugee-Led Research Hub at Oxford’s Refugee Studies Centre is launching a 12-month fellowship for refugees and other displaced scholars who are interested in graduate-level study in the field of Refugee and Forced Migration Studies (RFMS).

The fellowship will include world-class teaching, mentorship, and professional development activities provided by specialists in the field. Fellows will hold affiliated membership statuses with both the RSC and BIEA and will be awarded a certificate from the University of Oxford upon completion.

Fellows will receive monthly stipends for all 12 months of the programme.

About British Institute in East Africa (BIEA)

The British Institute in Eastern Africa was established in 1959 with its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya. The Institute undertakes and supports research in countries throughout the region, from Zimbabwe to Sudan. It is supported by the British Academy and is governed by a Council, elected by its members, which is based in London.

The organization works to elevate research into the history, linguistics, archaeology, and anthropology of eastern Africa.

Requirements for the BIEA Fellowship

1. Have lived experience of forced displacement (e.g., as a refugee, asylum seeker, IDP, stateless person, former refugee, or another category);

2. Live in East Africa or the Horn (e.g., Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Burundi, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Somalia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Sudan, South Sudan); refugee/displaced scholars living elsewhere and with an interest in displacement issues in Africa are also encouraged to apply;
3. Have completed a BA degree in a field in the Social Sciences or Humanities (e.g., International Relations, International Development, Politics, Economics, Sociology, Anthropology, History, Law, Literature, etc.), or have comparable experience (e.g., have previous professional experience in the humanitarian sector, participation in academic/professional research projects, completion of training in related fields, etc.);
4. Have demonstrated interest in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies or related fields; and
5. Be able to commit for 25-30 hours a week, for a period of 12 months.

How to Apply for the BIEA Fellowship

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Application Deadline

It should be noted that all Interested and qualified candidates are to apply for the BIEA Fellowship on or before August 30, 2021