CfA NEC „Spiru Haret” Fellowships 2018

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
NEW EUROPE COLLEGE “SPIRU HARET” FELLOWSHIPS
Academic year 2018-19

 

New Europe College – Institute for Advanced Study in Bucharest, Romania announces the competition for the “Spiru Haret” Fellowships for the academic year 2018-19.

The program targets young Romanian and International researchers/academics in the humanities and social sciences whose projects address questions relating to migration, displacement, and/or diasporas. Candidates are expected to focus on specific or comparative cases seen in broader historical, socio-economic, and political contexts. Such aspects as transnational mobility, migrant routes and networks, the impact of communication technologies and of digitalization, migration policies, border regimes, the development of transnational communities, remittances and entrepreneurial capital and their impact on families and communities, may be taken into account. NEC also welcomes projects which look at cultural phenomena (in literature, visual arts, music etc.) related to migration.

The Fellows will be integrated in the NEC community and will work, alongside other colleagues whose projects tackle similar questions, as a focus group in diaspora and migration studies, in accordance with the goal of the “Spiru Haret” Fellowship Program.

ELIGIBILITY
Applicants must hold a Ph.D.. Preference is given to candidates up to the age of 40, and to those who have not yet benefited from a NEC Fellowship.
Working languages: English, French, and German. A good command of English is desirable.

Duration of the Fellowship: a full academic year.

Location: New Europe College – Institute for Advanced Study, Bucharest, Romania.

The Fellowship consists of: a monthly stipend of 750 Euro (tax free), accommodation and transportation costs for the Fellows residing outside Bucharest, and financial support for a one-month research trip abroad to an institution of their choice. As an alternative, Fellows may opt to do field research related to their projects.
The Fellows are expected to work on their own projects, and take part in the scientific events organized by the New Europe College. At the end of their Fellowship, each Fellow is expected to submit a research paper, reflecting the results of his/her work over the duration of the Fellowship. The papers will be included in a NEC publication.

HOW TO APPLY
Applications will be submitted in electronic format only, to the address: applications@nec.ro
Candidates are asked to enter in the Subject field of their e-mail message ”NEC Spiru Haret Fellowship”.

The deadline for the submission of applications is December 7, 2017.
Incomplete or late applications will not be taken into consideration.
We will acknowledge receipt of an application and confirm whether the application requirements have been met within 14 days after the deadline.
The applicants will be notified of the results of the pre-selection in the first half of March 2018, by e-mail. The shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview, which will take place on April 18-20, 2018.
The application form, the application guidelines and additional information on New Europe College can be downloaded from here:
Application_Form_NEC_Haret_2018-2019.doc
Application_Guidelines_NEC_Haret_2018-2019.doc
Call for Applications NEC Haret 2018-2019.doc
or requested by e-mail, at applications@nec.ro. For other details, please contact Ana Buculei (abuculei@nec.ro)

Mailing address: New Europe College, str. Plantelor 21, 023971 Bucharest, Romania

Phone (+4) 021 307 9910, Fax: (+4) 021 327 0774, E-mail: applications@nec.ro

Program supported by the Executive Unit for Financing Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation – UEFISCDI, project number PN-III-P1-1.1-BSH-2-2016-0004

The International Summer School ”Advocacy and Migration Policies”

The Research and Information Center on Immigrant Integration (CDCDI) of the Romanian Association for Health Promotion (ARPS), launches the call for applications to its International Summer School on migration to be held in July 2017.

The International Summer School  ”Advocacy and Migration Policies” is open to students and professionals working in the field of migration and human rights, interested to find more about migration from different perspectives, to know people from this area and to have the opportunity to change ideas and know-how about migration policies.

The summer school will expose the participants to a selected core of knowledge on migration, the politics of migration and key-tools to influence the migration policies. It offers the participants the opportunity to interact with and benefit from the experience of speakers and specialized organisations.

Updated information about the summer school will be available at http://www.summerschool.cdcdi.ro.

 

Date and location:

24 – 28 July 2017

The Research Institute for Quality of Life (ICCV) – partner in the event

Bucharest (Romania), 13 Calea 13 Septembrie st., 2nd floor, room 234, district 5 (the Romanian Academy building)

Topics:

  • Migration policies in the destination countries: stakeholders and processes
  • Labour migration and asylum
  • Support services to migrants
  • Public opinion/public perception of refugees and migrants
  • Migration statistics/working with quantitative datasets
  • Advocacy techniques and tools applied to migration policies

Structure of the sessions:

The sessions will provide a multidisciplinary approach to the topics, and will be highly interactive, encouraging the participation in debates, workshops and exercises. Each day will feature a particular topic, and while the morning sessions will be allocated to keynote lectures, the afternoon session will include exercises, workshops, site visits, film projections and debates.

Participants’ profile:

The summer school targets both students interested in migration policies and professionals working on migration issues. Eligibility conditions:

  • Bachelor/master degree in a relevant field (e.g. social sciences, law, economy etc.)
  • Significant professional experience in migration field
  • Very good knowledge of English (speaking and writing)
  • Availability to attend the entire programme

Application:

The persons interested in attending the summer school are invited to submit a CV alongside an essay to office@cdcdi.ro.  

Requirements for the essay:

  • should refer to one of the following topics: migration policies in destination countries, migration practices and support services to migrants, public perception of refugees and migrants;
  • should have maximum 1,500 words, including: title, abstract, text body, references & contact, and use 12 pt Times New Roman font at 1.5 line spacing;

The essays will be selected through double blind peer review.

The number of available places: 25. For selected participants the organisers will cover the accommodation, meals, materials. Please note that the travel will be reimbursed up to a maximum of CHF 350/participant.

Important: The participants are expected to arrive the day before the summer school starts and leave the day after it finishes.

Important dates:

  • 30 April 2017 – deadline for applications
  • 31 May 2017 – notification of participants

The event is part of the project “Developing a network of active organizations in the field of migration (EMINET)”, co-financed by a grant from Switzerland through the Swiss Contribution to the enlarged European Union. The project partners are Advocacy Academy Timişoara and the Centre for Research and Intercultural Communication Iaşi.