14th Migration Summer School Scholarships at EUI 2018

- March 09, 2018
14th Migration Summer School Scholarships at EUI 2018



    The EUI welcomes applications to the 14th Migration Summer School from an enriching mix of postgraduate students, civil servants, officials at international organizations, representatives from NGOs and other civil society organizations, journalists, policy analysts, and teachers from around the world. Scholarships are available for students from Developing Countries.

    Application Deadline:

    2nd April 2018

    Eligible Countries:

    Developing Countries

    To Be Taken At (Country):

    EUI, Florence, Italy

    About the Award:

    Interdisciplinary in nature, this 14th Migration Summer School provides an overview and critical discussion of key issues relating to the determinants, effects, and regulation of international migration. Examples of topics that will be explored during the two-week Summer School include: the motivations and decision-making processes of migrants; the role of states in regulating international migration; labour immigration policies and the rights of migrant workers; settlement and citizenship; human smuggling and trafficking; asylum and refugees including policy responses to the so-called “migration crisis” in recent years; challenges of integration, particularly in the EU; the role of media in migration debates; public attitudes to migration; migration and development and international governance mechanisms.

    The programme also includes a series of inter-active workshops that will allow participants to discuss concrete examples of migration-related policy questions, and to reflect on the various different methods for analysing migration and mobility.

    Teaching staff includes members of the Migration Policy Centre as well as other academics and policy professionals dealing with migration and related public policy issues. In addition to lectures, inter-active workshops and debates, the programme includes time for independent study and research.

    Participants will be encouraged to translate perceived societal problems into social scientific research questions. The combined insights from political, economic, sociological, legal and anthropological approaches to the study of migration will enable participants to return home with a deeper understanding of one of the most complex and multifaceted phenomena affecting governments and society across the globe.

    The Summer School is also a unique opportunity to network with other participants (a selected group of researchers and practitioners from throughout the world), have access to some outstanding scholars in the field, and take advantage of the research facilities of the European University Institute (including the EUI Library).

    Type:

    Short Courses/Training

    Eligibility:

    Scholarships will be funded on a merit basis and they will be awarded to outstanding candidates applying from developing countries according to the following criteria:
    • PhD students or early career academics, early- or mid-career professionals (e.g. in politics, civil service, media and non-governmental organisations), able to demonstrate both professional experience and potential for future excellence in the policy sphere;
    • Genuinely engaged individuals involved in policy issues related to migration either through registration on a PhD programme or through demonstration of substantial relevant career experience;
    • Self-motivated, able to present a clear explanation of why and how the applicant will benefit from participation in the summer school;
    • Fluent in written and spoken English.

    Number of Awards:

    Five(5)

    Value of Award:

    Scholarships will cover the fees, travel and accommodation.

    Duration of Program:

    25th June – 6th July 2018

    How to Apply:

    Applications should be made by submitting a completed application form by Friday 2nd April 2018. We regret that applications submitted after this date will not be considered.

    Visit the Program Webpage for Details

    Award Providers:

    School of Transnational Governance (EUI)

    Important Note:

    Please note, any candidate that applies for a scholarship and is unsuccessful, will not be considered for a fee-paying place at the Summer School. Scholarships are not intended for participants who can be funded by their own institutions
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