FFVT Fellowship programme: Overview terms of funding

FFVT-Fellowships include the stay at one or more of the participating institutes, travel expenses for a return travel to the host institute as well as travel between cooperating institutes, and monthly stipends covering living costs.


Due to the different legal structures of the institutes terms of payment vary between the project partners. The following overview serves as a first orientation for fellowship applicants.

BICC

The Bonn International Center for Conversion (BICC) is an interdisciplinary, non-university research institute of Peace and Conflict Studies. One of its key areas of research is the interrelationship between forced displacement and civil wars. BICC conducts empirical research on internally displaced people's and refugees' mobility- and survival strategies as well as on their transnational networks. We 'follow' the refugees in our research, focusing on displaced people in regions of civil war (Sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East, Afghanistan/Pakistan), in zones of transit as well as in Germany. We also look into causes of displacement, forced immobility and approaches to protracted displacement. In the framework of these topics, BICC also conducts research on topics, such as the nexus between humanitarian aid and development cooperation, on border regimes and governance as well as the political economy of forced displacement, integration and employment. Our insights gained in this field are based on intensive fieldwork that captures the prospects and practices of refugees.


More: https://www.bicc.de/research-clusters/project/project/forced-migration-140/ 


BICC provides 1 four- to six-month fellowship to experienced researches and 1 three-month fellowship to doctoral students.


  • Experienced researchers fellowships cover €3,000 per month; up to €1,500 for return travel; and up to €750 for national travel for scientific purposes.
  • Doctoral students fellowships cover €2,500 per month; up to €1,500 for return travel; and up to €750 for national travel for scientific purposes.


CHREN

The Centre for Human Rights Erlangen-Nürnberg (CHREN) is an association of scholars from different faculties and disciplines at the Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) in Germany. It is dedicated to conducting research on pertinent human rights questions of the future. The CHREN therefore deals with both fundamental and topical questions of the theory and practice of human rights (regionally, nationally and internationally) from an interdisciplinary perspective.


More: https://www.humanrights-centre.fau.eu/forced-migration-and-refugee-studies-networking-and-knowledge-transfer/


The CHREN provides 2 two- to four-month fellowships to post-doctoral researchers and 2 two-month fellowships to doctoral students.


  • Experienced researchers fellowships cover €2,050 per month; subsidies €206; up to €1,500 for return travel; and up to €1,112 for national travel for scientific purposes.
  • Doctoral students fellowships cover €1,550 per month; subsidies €206; up to €1,500 for return travel and up to €834 for national travel for scientific purposes.


DIE

The German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) is one of the leading research institutions and think tanks for global development and international cooperation worldwide. It is located in the UN City of Bonn.


DIE’s work is based on the interplay between research, policy advice and training. DIE is building bridges between theory and practice. Research at DIE is theory-based, empirically driven and application-oriented. It provides the basis for the Institute’s policy advice activities that reach out to ministries, governments and international organisations.


DIE's tasks in FFVT include linking forced migration and refugees studies in Germany with mainstream development research, and supporting its international outreach.


More: https://www.die-gdi.de/en/research/description/details/forced-migration-and-refugee-studies-networking-and-knowledge-transfer/


DIE provides 2 fellowships to experienced researchers and 1 fellowship to a doctoral student, each for two to four months.


  • Experienced research fellows receive a honorarium of up to €3,000 per month; plus up to €1,400 for return travel; and up to €150 for national travel for scientific purposes.
  • Doctoral student fellows receive a honorarium of up to €2,500 per month; plus up to €1,400 for return travel; and up to €150 for national travel for scientific purposes.


IMIS

The Institute for Migration Research and Intercultural Studies (IMIS) at Osnabrück University has been researching the manifold aspects of spatial mobility and its consequences in the past and present since the beginning of the 1990s. The IMIS' tasks include contributing to interdisciplinary consolidation and networking and to dialogues between science and practice through its basic research, its publications, its public events and the scientific advisory activities of its members. Thanks to its many years of research expertise and an interdisciplinary range that is unique in Germany, IMIS is now a research institute that is known and recognized nationally and internationally. IMIS includes several scientists from various disciplines and research areas including but not limited to Geography, History, Law, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology.


More: https://www.imis.uni-osnabrueck.de/en/startpage.html


IMIS provides 2 two- or three-month fellowship to post-doctoral researches and 2 two-month fellowship to doctoral students.


  • Experienced researchers fellowships cover € 2,050 per month; subsidies €206; up to €1,500 for return travel; and up to €1,096 for national travel for scientific purposes.
  • Doctoral students fellowships cover €1,550 per month; subsidies €206; up to €1,500 for return travel and up to €822 for national travel for scientific purposes.


Contact

General questions on FFVT-fellowships can be addressed to: fellowships@ffvt.net


Host institute-specific questions can be addressed to: