BIEA Scholarships for Refugee/Displaced Researchers on the BIEA-RSC Graduate Attachment Scheme 2021


Application Deadline: May 31st 2021

The BIEA have run the Graduate Attachment Scheme (GAS) for many years, supporting a large network of early-career scholars who are interested in research based in Eastern Africa. This academic year (2021-2022), BIEA and the RSC are partnering to offer three attachรฉ positions for refugee / displaced scholars who are interested in graduate-level studies. The three attachรฉs will participate in BIEA research activities and trainings, and work closely with an accomplished mentor to support an ongoing research project related to a humanitarian topic in Eastern Africa. They will also develop research ideas of their own. Each successful scholar will receive a ยฃ1,000 GBP stipend to support them during this time. During the current Covid pandemic all Attachments are taking place digitally.

๐„๐ฅ๐ข๐ ๐ข๐›๐ข๐ฅ๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ ๐œ๐ซ๐ข๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ข๐š – ๐˜๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ข๐˜ฑ๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ, ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ต:
1. Have personal experience with forced displacement (e.g., as a refugee, asylum seeker, IDP, stateless person, former refugee, or another category);
2. Have completed your BA degree in a field in the Social Sciences or Humanities (e.g., Sociology, Anthropology, History, Law, Literature. etc.), or have comparable experience;
3. Be based in Eastern Africa, or have a demonstrated interest in conducting research in Eastern Africa while living elsewhere (e.g., other regions of the continent, Europe, North America, etc)
4. Be prepared to work closely with a scholar-mentor who is researching displacement-related topics in Eastern Africa;
5. Write at a high academic standard in English; and
6. Be able to participate fully in all GAS activities for the duration of the attachment period.

๐€๐๐๐ข๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐š๐ฅ ๐ข๐ง๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ๐ฆ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง:
You are invited to attend an Information Session at 2pm EAT on Tuesday 25th May for tips on how to make a strong application. Join at:

If you are unable to attend but would like a link of the recording of the session, please email [email protected].

Find more information on BIEA here:
More information about the RSC can be found here:

๐ƒ๐จ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ก๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐š๐ง๐ฒ ๐š๐๐๐ข๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐š๐ฅ ๐ช๐ฎ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ ๐จ๐ซ ๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ฌ? ๐…๐ž๐ž๐ฅ ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐ž๐ž ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฐ๐ซ๐ข๐ญ๐ž ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฎ๐ฌ ๐š๐ญ: [email protected]

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