Swiss Subsaharan Africa Migration (S-SAM): Third Call 2019

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3 Months

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Other funding

Funding Amount

1000 - 10000 CHF

Country of Origin of Applicants

Switzerland, Côte d’Ivoire, Uganda, Kenya, South Africa, Ghana, Cameroon, Tanzania

Destination Country of Applicants

Switzerland, Côte d’Ivoire, Uganda, Kenya, South Africa, Ghana, Cameroon, Tanzania

The third call for bilateral research activities between Switzerland and Subsaharan Africa is now open. We call upon late PhD and early postdoctoral researchers from Subsaharan Africa or from Switzerland to submit proposals for short pilot studies or academic exchanges.

Objective

The objective of the Swiss Subsaharan Africa Migration (S-SAM) network is to build and strengthen long-term partnerships between migration researchers in Subsaharan Africa and Switzerland.

Your Profile

You are at the transition from PhD to established researcher: either a late PhD (typically last year), or early postdoctoral researcher (typically first or second year). You are embedded in a university in a Subsaharan African country or in Switzerland, and study human migration in any relevant discipline. You have an excellent track record, an innovative idea, and are interested in academic exchange and working towards a joint project.

Topics

Within the large field of human migration, we are interested in projects concerning aspects of migration to Europe before migrants reach their destination. For this call, we seek contributions in the following areas:

— The role of limited and contradictory information in decisions to migrate.

— Aspirations and abilities to migrate, including the nature of different ‘pull’ effects and the choice of destination country and how they change according to context. Includes questions of preparation, anticipation of problems ‘en route’ and in destination country (e.g. discrimination).

— Quantitative analysis of Afrobarometer or other suitable data on aspirations and abilities to migrate.

— Quantitative or experimental analysis of migration decisions when facing limited or contradictory information.

— Research on the role of trust in migration decisions.

— Novel research on student migration from Subsaharan Africa to Switzerland and Europe, as a specific motivation to migrate.

Methodologically and regarding academic discipline, the call is open, but innovative and experimental research is encouraged where this is reasonable. We encourage a focus on social mechanisms.

Funding

You can apply for a small pilot study, an exchange, or the combination of the two.

Pilot studies give you the opportunity to carry out your own research with independent funding. We call them ‘pilot studies’ because we want to encourage studies that can eventually expand. The aim of a pilot study should be to obtain sufficient empirical material for a research paper. The indicative budget of a pilot study is CHF 1,000 to 5,000.

Exchanges: For exchanges to Switzerland, the University of Neuchâtel figures as the hub for migration research in Switzerland. You will submit a clear project to be completed during your exchange. The exchange will take place in a bilateral frame between Switzerland and a Subsaharan African country — in either direction. Key countries are: Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, and Uganda, as well as Côte d’Ivoire, South Africa, and Tanzania. Remuneration for travel and living expenses is according to the guidelines by the Swiss National Science Foundation. The combination with other exchanges is not excluded. The indicative budget of an exchange is CHF 5,000 to 10,000.

All applicants are encouraged to bring external funding (e.g. matching funds), but this is not a requirement.

Timeline

Deadline for submissions is 15 September 2019. Fieldwork in late 2019 or early 2020.

Submission and Information

Online form: http://neuchatel.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_d0xmI78RUDIO1x3

Submissions are competitive. For further information refer to the website of S-SAM: http://www.unine.ch/sfm/home/formation/ssam.html where you can also sign up to be notified about further calls and other announcements like possible virtual conferences. Contact didier.ruedin@unine.ch for further information.

More Information

Posted on:

Start Date:

End Date:

Funding Duration:

3 Months

Application Deadline:

Expired

Type

Other funding

Funding Amount

1000 - 10000 CHF

Country of Origin of Applicants

Switzerland, Côte d’Ivoire, Uganda, Kenya, South Africa, Ghana, Cameroon, Tanzania

Destination Country of Applicants

Switzerland, Côte d’Ivoire, Uganda, Kenya, South Africa, Ghana, Cameroon, Tanzania

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Neuchâtel , Switzerland