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Applications invited for researchers – DEMIKNOW Project (Short Term)

Kannur University invites applications for three full-time research positions. The position provides the opportunity to work in a leading international research institution with high academic standards and an interdisciplinary environment. The appointment will be purely on a contract basis. The position is part of Ryerson University funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) project titled International Coalition for Decentering Migration Knowledge – DEMIKNOW. The project aims to study the role of families in decision making and mobilizing resources on international student migration to Canada and Australia.

Required and desired qualifications
Applicants must have the following qualifications:

Research fellow- I (9 months)
● Hold an M.A. in Sociology
● Preferably 1 years of professional experience in the field of migration
● Exceptional thinking, writing, and editing skills
● Knowledge of qualitative analysis software like NVivo/ ATLAS.ti is essential
● Demonstrated capacity in fundraising and institutional development, and access to a
growing network of decision-makers and opinion leaders in migration and adjacent fields.
● Ability to effectively collect and analyze quantitative and qualitative data through both
primary and secondary sources.
● Be fluent in English and Malayalam
Remuneration: 25,000 INR per month

Research fellow - II (4 months)
● M.A/M.Phil in Demography/Population Studies or allied subjects
● Preferably 1year experience in the field of migration.
● Exceptional thinking, writing, and editing skills
● Knowledge of statistical software like SPSS/STATA/ R is essential
● High motivation and initiative; ability to handle multiple assignments, prioritize, and
meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
● Demonstrated capacity in fundraising and institutional development, and access to a
growing network of decision-makers and opinion leaders in migration and adjacent fields.
● Be fluent in English and Malayalam
Remuneration: 30,000 INR per month

Research fellow-III (9 months)
 Hold an MA in Applied Economics
 One year training in demography
 Knowledge of statistical software like SPSS/STATA/ R is essential
 Preferably 6 months of experience in research
Remuneration-25,000 INR per month

Working hours: 40 hours per week

How to Apply?

Interested candidates are to send in their CV along with a writing sample to
hodeconomics@kannuruniv.ac.in

Starting Date: 08-10-2021
Last Date for receiving Application: 18-10-2021
Date of Online Interview of Short Listed candidates: 23-10-2021

For more details visit https://www.kannuruniversity.ac.in/en/announcements/

Call for application 2022 Migration Politics fellowships

The editorial team of the journal Migration Politics warmly welcome paper proposals for our authors’ fellowship in the residence programme. We are seeking submissions from scholars conducting innovative and inspiring research on the politics involved in representing, controlling, and managing migration. Successful applicants will spend a one week intensive residence period at the University of Amsterdam to develop their ideas into a manuscript ready for submission. In the run-up to the residence, the fellow will participate in virtual feedback sessions with the other upcoming fellows and expert discussants. The residency scheme covers a round trip and offers one week of accommodation for one person. During the residence, authors will participate in workshops and intensive feedback sessions with migration researchers in the Netherlands and – importantly – spend time in our beautiful city thinking through their ideas and writing them up into finished form. Scholars taking part in the author residency programme are expected to submit their papers for review to the Migration Politics journal that offers rigorous, single-blind peer review and full open access without article processing charges (platinum open access).
JOURNAL INFORMATION
Migration Politics publishes peer-reviewed scholarly contributions on the politics involved in representing, controlling and managing migration. The journal is not a generalist migration journal, nor a topical Political Science journal. Instead, we feature articles that promote inter-disciplinary conversations amongst Geographers, Political Scientists, Anthropologists, Historians, Sociologists and Legal Scholars on the relationship between migration and political institutions, processes and power. We seek contributions that present theoretically challenging ideas. Papers should present original empirical and/or theoretical analysis and be methodologically rigorous. The Senior Editorial Fellows of Migration Politics are Saskia Bonjour, Evelyn Ersanilli, and Darshan Vigneswaran. Migration Politics is a highly selective journal that adopts a uniquely intensive approach to the curation of cutting edge scholarly work. We regularly issue calls for authors to send us short paper proposals. Our editorial team then works intensively with selected authors to develop their ideas into polished manuscripts, including a two-week authors’ residency at the University of Amsterdam. These manuscripts are then sent out for external review. In this phase, we expect the acceptance rate to be much higher than the usual 5-10%, because of the initial stringent selection of abstracts, and because of the intensive editorial process. Migration Politics does not accept unsolicited manuscripts.
OPEN ACCESS POLICY
We believe that the current system of academic publishing has reached its limits with academics working for free and journals making profits while the work has limited accessibility. In order to keep pace with these developments, Migration Politics is a full open access journal (platinum open access), meaning that articles are freely available in the official journal format from the moment of publication. There is no article processing fees (ACPs) for publication.
Migration Politics uses SciPost, a scholarly publication platform that guarantees both full open access and stringent scholarly refereeing. SciPost guarantees academic autonomy by soliciting sponsorship to cover operational costs from organisations (universities, research institutes, funding agencies) affiliated with authors who have published on SciPost. Papers on SciPost are indexed by Google Scholar. Migration Politics papers are placed on soc arxiv guaranteeing long-term availability to all readers.
AUTHOR RESIDENCY
Authors who have been selected to prepare a manuscript for submission to Migration Politics are invited for a one-week authors’ residency at the University of Amsterdam. Up to three authors will be in residence during the same period. The residency will include one public presentation, as well as http://migrationpolitics.org/

intensive feedback sessions with the editorial team, other authors in residence, and other migration scholars working in or near Amsterdam. Scholars are welcome to submit co-authored work however the residency scheme covers a round trip and one week of accommodation for one person per accepted abstract. The accommodation and travel are conditional on the submission of a full draft paper submitted a month before the start of the residency. Depending on COVID regulations, we may offer online or blended alternatives to a one-week Amsterdam residency. The next authors’ residencies will take place in the Spring (April 2022) and Fall (October 2022). Please indicate your preference for either the Spring or the Fall residency in your application, as well as your availability during the month of your preference.
REVIEW PROCESS
Manuscripts submitted to Migration Politics will be taken charge of by a member of the Editorial College, who will act as Lead Editor for the paper, with responsibility for selecting reviewers and writing decision letters based on those reviews. The Lead Editor requires a minimum of two reviewers to reach a decision on the paper. The Lead Editor will make revise and resubmit decisions independently. If the Lead Editor decides to reject or accept a paper for publication, this decision will be reviewed by a quorum of no less than five members from the Editorial College.
The Senior Editorial Fellows who convene the fellowship in residence program will not act as Lead Editors or reviewers for papers coming out of a residency.
PROPOSAL SUBMISSION
Paper Proposal deadline: 15 November 2021
You are warmly invited to submit your paper proposal no later than 15 November 2021 to: migrationpolitics@uva.nl
Your paper proposal should:

  • consist of 1000-1500 words excluding references
  • state:
    o the core question/thesis of the paper
    o the expected contribution to ongoing scholarly debates (explain which debates the paper connects to, citing relevant work)
    o the methodological approach
    o the empirical material. Please note: data collection should be completed before submitting a paper proposal to Migration Politics residency programme
    o preliminary findings
  • include your name, affiliation, position, and contact details
  • your preference for either the Spring (April 2022) and Fall (October 2022) residency, as well as your availability during the month of your preference.

For more details, visit: http://migrationpolitics.org/

Internship

Objective

The research Internship scheme provides an opportunity for young individuals to expose themselves to cutting edge research. It best suits individuals who have been in college relatively recently and wishes to move on to pursue a PhD or to positions in government research institutions, or firms that require a quantitative, qualitative and analytic orientation.

Role Description

The opportunity will be open to undergraduate and graduate students. Strong motivation is critical. Our work environment will give candidates opportunities to learn and participate in research. Candidates should be keenly interested in our core areas of research and be able to derive benefit from our work in these areas.

The duties of the interns include but not necessarily be limited to 

  1. Assist and collaborate with IIMAD researchers on projects 
  2. Conducting literature reviews.
  3. Conducting household/ individual interviews as part of fieldwork. 
  4. Assist with data entry and analysis to execute the research projects.
  5. Compiling accurate and timely data 
  6. Writing research and policy articles of good quality.
  7. Provide policy inputs and papers targeted for publication at quality journals.

Mode of Application & Selection

  1. The institute accepts interns throughout the year as per needs and applications received. 
  2. Internship at IIMAD will be strictly based on the themes published by the institute alone. 
  3. Interested candidates are encouraged to send their CV, References and Statement of Purpose along with duly filled application form to careers@iimad.org.
  4. Incomplete applications are liable to be rejected.
  5. References may be obtained from the faculty members of the related colleges/institutions of the respective applicants.
  6. Candidates not selected earlier, if interested, are requested to apply afresh.

Duration & Details 

  1. The internship will be a minimum for a period of 1 (one) month for undergraduate students & 2 (two) months for postgraduate students extendable based on the needs of the research project/institute and the performance of the intern.
  2. Exceptional performers might be considered for further extension (the total internship period may be for a maximum period of 4 months with a provision for renewal every month). 
  3. Interns are expected to spend at least 30 hours per week in the programme and will be working under close supervision of the research team at IIMAD. 
  4. The interns should necessarily complete the 2 months internship period after selection and if he/she decides to terminate the same, a notice period of at least one month must be served. 
  5. If under any circumstances, the intern is unable to serve the notice period he/she would not be awarded the certification of completion. 
  6. The internship will be unpaid in nature. 
  7. The Institute reserves the right to terminate the internship with a notice period of one month without giving any reason.
  8. The interns shall have no right/claim for an appointment in the IIMAD by virtue of their internship.

Facilities Provided

  1. IIMAD will provide office space, internet connectivity and other support facilities to the interns.
  2. Interns will be required to make accommodation arrangements of their own.
  3. This position is completely voluntary in nature and no payment will be provided for the same. 

Themes of Research 

Depending on the qualifications, experience and interests of the intern selected, the internship programme at IIMAD provides supervised experience in areas of:

a) Migration  b) Demography c) Ageing, Health & Development d) Economics

Please send your email attaching the prescribed application form with the required documents to 

careers@iimad.org 

Internship Application Form