1963-2013 - 50 years of Research for Social Change

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Visiting Research Fellows


UNRISD welcomes applications from scholars wishing to spend time at the Institute in Geneva.

We are able to host a limited number of Visiting Research Fellows whose academic interests and research focus are in line with our mandate and current research agenda.

Visiting Research Fellows are not remunerated by UNRISD. We are able to provide office space and access to facilities in the UN offices in Geneva, including the library. The duration of stay can vary, and is usually between two and six months. Visiting Research Fellows are expected to participate in the activities of the Institute, including making a presentation of their own work. Where possible, they are encouraged to produce a paper based on their research for publication by UNRISD and contribute to the UNRISD website or e-Bulletin.

UNRISD particularly welcomes applications from young researchers from the South. Candidates should normally hold a PhD, have a minimum of two years post-doctoral research experience and be affiliated with an academic or research institution.

There is no application deadline for Visiting Research Fellows. Interested applicants should send an email to fellowship@unrisd.org with an expression of interest, CV and a short proposal of the research to be undertaken while at UNRISD.

All costs and arrangements for travel, visas, accommodation and living expenses are the responsibility of the Visiting Research Fellows or their sponsoring institution. Medical insurance coverage, which is required, is also the responsibility of the Visiting Research Fellows.