RESEARCH OPPORTUNITY: Refugee Research in Tanzania

Refugee Research Opportunity in Tanzania

Are you a graduate student?

Are you interested in refugee issues?

Are you looking for a unique research placement for the Summer of 2019?

If so, you will be interested in LERRN: The Local Engagement Refugee Research Network!

With funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), we are a team of researchers and practitioners committed to promoting protection and solutions with and for refugees. Through collaborative research, training, and knowledge-sharing, we aim to improve the functioning of the global refugee regime and ensure more timely protection and rights-based solutions for refugees.

In partnership with Dignity Kwanza, our Tanzania Working Group, and our NGO partners, including Oxfam, we are now recruiting for two research placements in Tanzania:

  • Tanzania: Summer 2019: Localization
  • Tanzania: Summer 2019: National Legal Framework

LERRN will cover the following costs for the successful candidate:

  • Economy round-trip airfare to Tanzania
  • Necessary domestic travel for the purposes of the project
  • Modest accommodation and a stipend for meals for a maximum of four weeks
  • The cost of visa, research permit and vaccinations necessary for travel to Tanzania

In addition, the Tanzania Working Group will provide support for:

  • reception and orientation in Dar es Salaam
  • supervision and mentorship during the fieldwork portion of the sub-project
  • administrative and logistical support for the in-country process of securing research permits and making necessary travel and logistical arrangements

Detailed Research Placement Profiles are be posted on the website:

Applications are due by 9am EST, 25 February 2019. Short-listed candidates will be interviewed in mid-March 2019. Successful candidates will be notified by 31 March 2019.

Any questions? Contact: