Refugee Research Opportunities in Lebanon and Jordan

Are you a post-graduate student?

Are you interested in refugee issues?

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

Are you able to work and conduct research interviews in Arabic?

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 the Centre for Lebanese Studies at the Lebanese American University and our NGO partners, including Oxfam and CARE, we are now recruiting for three research placements in Lebanon and Jordan:

  • Lebanon: Summer 2019: Youth Engagement
  • Lebanon: Summer 2019: Education to Employment
  • Jordan: Summer 2019: Education to Employment

LERRN will cover the following costs for the successful candidate:

  • Economy round-trip airfare to Lebanon (and then to Amman for research placement in Jordan)
  • Necessary domestic travel for the purposes of the project
  • Modest accommodation and a stipend for meals for a maximum of eight weeks
  • The cost of visa, research permit, and vaccinations necessary for travel to Lebanon (and Jordan for the research placement in Jordan)

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

  • reception and orientation in Beirut (and Amman for the Jordan placement)
  • 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

Applications are due by 1pm EST, Friday, 01 March 2019. Short-listed candidates will be interviewed in mid-March 2019. Successful candidates will be notified by 31 March 2019.

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