Call for Applications for Global Protection of Refugees and Migrants Workshop

A displacement camp comprising 2 rows of container housing and a temporary road between them. in the foreground is some brightly coloured washing. in the background three small children walk away from the camera.

Applications are now open for the 2021 Annual Research and Orientation Workshop on Global Protection of Refugees and Migrants.

The Workshop will be held in Kolkata, India, from 15 November to 20 November 2021 and will be an intensive combination of online and residential experiences designed to enable scholars and public activists in humanitarian and solidarity work to engage in sustained, interdisciplinary collaboration. This will take place under the close mentorship of research faculty drawn from South Asia’s top universities and other global institutions.

We are collaborating on this workshop with the Calcutta Research Group (CRG), the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, and a number of universities and other educational institutions in India.

The Workshop is open by application to scholars and public activists working to understand and map the nature of migration and forced migration flows, the instruments and dynamics of protection, the levers of the global and national legal authorities engaged in protecting the victims of forced migration and statelessness, access of refugees and migrants to education and health, the dynamics of migratory labour flows in the wake of globalization, and the impact of the pandemic on refugees and migrants.

We particularly welcome applications from scholars, journalists, and legal activists working on policy challenges of concern to migrant communities in the South.

Preference will be given to applicants who are below 35 years of age and have or working towards a research degree in a relevant field and/or currently hold postdoctoral posts or faculty positions or have at least 5 year’s experience of working in relevant fields such as journalism, humanitarian protection, and public health and education.

Exceptional candidates in other areas are also encouraged to apply.

The deadline for application is 10 May 2021.

Registration fees for a South Asian participant is Rs 5000/ only and for non-South Asian participant USD 500/.

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Detailed information about the application process can be found on the CRG website ( For information on previous Winter Workshops please visit –

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