Call for Papers: Migration Politics 2024 for Developing Countries’ Scholars (Fully-funded to uK and Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

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Call for Papers: Migration Politics 2024 for Scholars (Fully-funded). Apply below.

When is Application Deadline?

15th November 2023, 16:59 CET

What is the Migration Politics Award?

The editorial team of the journal Migration Politics warmly welcome paper proposals for our authors’ fellowship in residence programme. We are seeking submissions from scholars conducting innovative and inspiring research on the politics involved in representing, controlling, and managing migration. We want to promote work that dares to bring in new theoretical or conceptual angles to Migration Studies by engaging with wider theories and debates in political science, sociology, law and other disciplines. We encourage submissions that provide primarily conceptual or philosophical contributions. In empirically oriented work, we seek to promote high standards of methodological transparency and rigour (including through appendices and  data deposits).

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The Spring (April/May 2024) residency will take place at the University of Glasgow and is hosted by Gerasimos Tsourapas. Spring residents will interact with the International Politics of Mobility Sanctions (MOBSANCT) project team, which works on migration diplomacy in Europe and the Global South. The Fall (October/November 2024) residency will take place in Amsterdam and is hosted by Saskia Bonjour, Evelyn Ersanilli and Darshan Vigneswaran. Fall residents will interact with members of the Amsterdam Research Centre for Migration (ARC-M).

Which Countries are Eligible?

African countries

Where will Award Take Place?

The University of Glasgow UK; Amsterdam

What Type of Award is This?


Who is Eligible for Migration Politics Award?

The author residency programme is open to scholars with a PhD at all career stages as well as to PhD candidates.

What is the Benefit of Migration Politics Award?

To increase the geographic spread of contributions in Migration Politics, three of the six 2024 fellowships will be reserved for African scholars; i.e. people who completed their undergraduate or graduate degrees at an institution based on the African continent and/or scholars currently employed at an institution based on the African continent can apply to qualify for these reserved fellowships.

How to Apply:

For more information read our FAQ, or watch the webinar with advice on how to structure a proposal + Q&A from Monday October 31, 9-10 am CET. 

You are warmly invited to submit your paper proposal no later than 15 November 2023 16:59 CET through this form

The proposal (1,000-1,500 words) should contain:

  • The core question/thesis of the paper
  • The expected contribution to ongoing scholarly debates (explain which debates the paper connects to, citing relevant work and explain how it connects to these debates
  • The methodological approach
  • The empirical material. Please note: data collection should be completed before submitting a paper proposal to Migration Politics residency programme
  • Preliminary findings
  • References (these do not count towards the word limit)

In the submission form you’ll be asked to list:

  1. Your name, institutional affiliation, position, and contact email
  2. A brief description of data used for the paper (in case of an empirical paper)
  3. Confirm that your contribution is original and not under review at another journal or academic publisher and confirm that it won’t be submitted to another journal or publisher until either the proposal was rejected for the residency or, in case you are offered a residency fellowship, after rejection by Migration Politics.
  4. Your preference for either the Spring (April/May 2024) and Fall (October 2024) residency, as well as your availability during the months of your preference.


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