Under the auspices of a recent grant from the Volkswagen-Stiftung, the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity (Department for Socio-Cultural Diversity) wishes to appoint three researchers at the postdoctoral level to develop and undertake a new, multi-method project examining the diversity of asylum-seekers’ needs and aspirations during the asylum-application processin Germany. The project will entail comparative research concerning similarities and differences in the way ssuch needs and aspirations are being addressed across a variety of refugee accommodation centres (Flüchtlingsunterkünfte).