MIS Fellowship “Difference and Conviviality”: Call for applications

21 April 2022

Call for applications in the framework of the Key Research Area MIS – Migration and Inclusive Societies (University of Luxembourg)

The Key Research Area MIS launches a call for a short-term mobility fellowship for
professors and/or post-doctoral researchers not affiliated with an institution in
Luxembourg.

The MIS is a Key Research Area of the Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social
Sciences of the University of Luxembourg devoted to research on migration and
inclusive societies. The members conduct inter- and cross-disciplinary research,
teaching and outreach in migration studies with the aim of promoting inclusive
societies. By fostering disciplinary and methodological diversity, they engage with the
complexity of migration and inclusion processes in five working areas, each focusing
on a specific aspect: global connectivity and socio-economic participation; diversity
and social cohesion; cross-border movement and citizenship; multilingualism and
educational challenges; experiences of borders and cultural identities.

What we offer:

  • Fellowship (to be carried out in 2022) of two or three months with up to 2,500
    EUR per month (monthly allowance of 1,500 EUR plus up to 1,000 EUR for
    accommodation)
  • Status as Visiting Researcher at University of Luxembourg
  • Access to central services of the university (library, email, office space)
  • Integration into the interdisciplinary team of the Key Area MIS

Submission deadline: 15 May 2022
Earliest possible start date: 15 July 2022
Latest possible end date: 30 November 2022

What we expect:

The guest researcher is expected to participate in internal and external exchange activities of MIS. His/her contribution should focus on the nexus of migration, difference and conviviality. MIS is interested in both empirical studies and conceptual contributions to recent debates on difference and conviviality.

He/she will be expected to give a public lecture related to this topic and is invited to write a paper to be published in the Online Working Paper Series of the Key Area MIS. The guest researcher should also be interested in developing and strengthening an international academic network and in future cooperation in migration-related research activities.

We invite applications from scholars from social sciences and the humanities with a background in migration research and/or border studies. Candidates must have a sufficient command of two of the three working languages of the University of Luxembourg (English, German, French).

How to apply:

  • CV with your academic record (teaching, projects, publications)
  • Specify the period and length (2 or 3 months) of your stay
  • If applicable, indicate researchers whom you could envision as hosts.
  • Abstract of your public talk
  • Abstract of your writing project (MIS Working Paper Series)

Your application should be made in one of the three working languages of the University of Luxembourg (English, German or French).

Please send your application (1 file, max. 15 MB) until 15 May 2022 (11:59 pm) to Marina Laurent (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

The MIS-Consortium will review your application and communicate the results via email by 30 May 2022.

If you have questions, please contact by e-mail: Marina Laurent (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

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