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SFM Scholarship October – December 2014

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Scholarship for 2 visiting researchers from Georgia or Armenia

Swiss Forum of Migration and Population Studies, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland

The University of Neuchâtel, in cooperation with the ASCN programme, offers 2 PhD students from Georgia or Armenia dealing with migration the opportunity to spend 3 months at the Swiss Forum of Migration and Population Studies (SFM) as visiting researchers. The competition is open to PhD students dealing with the following issues:

-    Migration movements
-    Refugees and asylum seekers
-    Integration
-    Racism and discrimination
-    Demography

Selected candidates will have an office space within the SFM premises and will thus have the opportunity to work on their PhD project in a state of the art environment. They will also have the opportunity to exchange and discuss their research project with colleagues from the institute and be advised from well-established experts in the field of migration.

The Swiss Forum of Migration and Population Studies (SFM)

The Swiss Forum for Migration and Population Studies (SFM) is a research and training institute at the University of Neuchâtel. It participates in the teaching of the Master's Degree in Human and Social Sciences. With its specialism on "Migration and Citizenship" the institute offers an innovative module, unique in Switzerland.

The SFM is affiliated with the Centre for the Understanding of Social Processes (MAPS) at the University of Neuchâtel, contributing to the advancement and strengthening of interdisciplinary research on the circulation of people, capital and knowledge.

The SFM was founded in 1995, with the aim to contribute to pragmatic discussions on migration issues. Since then, the institute has completed over 250 studies financed by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) or funded by a range of federal, cantonal, communal, and private organisations. The SFM also participates actively in international research programmes.


The deadline for applying is 31 May 2014.


The grant covers the following aspects:
- visa costs
- travel costs (economy class flight ticket; train ticket from and to airport)
- accommodation
- daily allowances

Accommodation will be organized directly by the SFM.

The selected visiting researchers are expected to be in Neuchâtel for the following period: October – December 2014. Slight variations of dates can be made under special circumstances.

Further information

Prof. Gianni D’Amato, SFM Director, gianni.nonexisting@fake.comdamato@unine.nonexisting@fake.comch
SFM – Swiss Forum for Migration and Population Studies, www.migration-population.ch
Denis Dafflon, ASCN Programme Managerm, denis.nonexisting@fake.comdafflon@unifr.nonexisting@fake.comch