BIEA Fellowship 2021 for Refugee and Displaced Scholars

Deadline: 30/08/21



Applications are open for the Refugee Studies Centre RSC- British Institute in Eastern Africa  BIEA Fellowship 2021 for Refugee and Displaced Scholars. The Refugee-Led Research Hub at Oxford’s Refugee Studies Centre (RSC) is starting a 12-month fellowship for refugees and other displaced scholars with an interest in graduate-level study in the field of Refugee and Forced Migration Studies (RFMS). It will be run in partnership with British Institute in Eastern Africa (BIEA).

Deadline: 30/08/21

The fellowship will comprise of mentorship, teaching, and professional development activities offered by experts in the field. Activities will cross 3 terms of study and research (October 2021- June 2022) afterward a three-month professional positioning with RSC, BIEA, RLRH, or more academic and research institutes.


Fellows will hold affiliated membership statuses with both the British Institute in Eastern Africa (BIEA) and the Refugee Studies Centre (RSC) and will be awarded a certificate from the University of Oxford next to completion.

Fellows will get a pay of 750 US dollars each month for the duration of the fellowship.


Reside in East Africa or the Horn (e.g., Burundi, Eritrea, Somalia, Uganda, Kenya, Sudan, South Sudan, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Djibouti); displaced scholars or refugees living somewhere else and with an interest in banishment issues in Africa are also motivated to apply;

Have completed a BA degree in a field in the Social Sciences or Humanities ( i.e Politics, History, Law, Sociology, International Development, Literature, Economics, International Relations, Anthropology among others or have a similar experience ( e.g have preceding professional experience in the humanitarian sector, participation in academic/ professional research projects, completion of training in connected fields, etc.);

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

Have revealed interest in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies or connected fields; and

Ability to commit for 25 to 30 hours a week for a period of twelve months.

They firmly encourage applications from individuals in social groups that are under-represented in this space, including LGBTQ+, gender non-conforming, disabled candidates, and women.

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The time limit for applying is 30/08/21, 5 pm East African Time. You can attend one of their information meetings on 17/08/21 at 2 pm East African Time or 23/08/21 at 10 am East African Time. Join here.

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For more information or details, visit RSC-BIEA Fellowship.


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