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Fully Funded Oslo University Research Fellowships

Fully Funded Oslo University Research Fellowships

Fully Funded
Country: Norway
City: Oslo
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Norwegian Centre of Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Oslo invites application for Fully Funded Post Doctoral Research Fellowships for up to 2 candidates.

The researcher(s) will take part in the Research Council of Norway-funded project Refugees and the Arab Middle East: Protection in States Not Party to the Refugee Convention (REF-ARAB), led by Professor Maja Janmyr. The REF-ARAB project concerns refugee protection in states not a party to the key international legal instruments providing for the protection of the world’s refugees. It takes both a broader perspective that historically as well as politically situates these non-party states within the international refugee regime and a more focused perspective that grounds refugee protection in lived experiences and local initiatives.

One research fellow (Refugee History) may study the historical linkages between the UN refugee regime and the Arab Middle East. The candidates should conduct research in one or more AME states, in addition to historical archives at the UN level. While the other research fellow (Legal Aid) may study the role of legal aid organizations in refugee protection in states of the Arab Middle East. Moreover, the candidate will conduct socio-legal or legal anthropological field research in one or more AME states.

What are Benefits for Research Fellows?

  • salary 524,200 – 586,500 NOK per annum depending on qualifications in position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow
  • a professionally stimulating working environment
  • attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

Are you Eligible for the Research Fellowships at Oslo University?

Qualification requirements for Refugee History Research Fellowships:

  • PhD or equivalent academic qualifications with a specialization in the Middle East, refugee studies, legal history and/or a related discipline.

Qualification requirements for Legal Aid Research Fellowships:

  • PhD or equivalent academic qualifications in law or other relevant social science backgrounds, such as sociology of law, socio-legal studies, and legal anthropology. Experience from the Middle East and/or refugee studies is strongly desirable.

Further, the Fellows should

  • The candidate’s research project must be closely connected to the main project, and this must be clearly elaborated in the project description.
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Knowledge of Arabic is strongly desirable.
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position.

How To Apply for The Fully Funded Fellowships Program at Oslo University?

To apply for the research fellowships program at the University of Oslo, applicants must provide:

  • Application letter describing the applicant’s qualifications and motivation for the position.
  • Curriculum Vitae with grades listed (with a list of education, positions, teaching experience, administrative experience, and other qualifying activities).
  • List of publications.
  • Project description (3 – 5 pages). The project description must present a feasible progress plan. It is expected that the applicant will be able to complete the project during the period of appointment.
  • Up to five previous academic works (e.g. published journal articles and/or monographs) that the applicant wishes to be considered.
  • Copies of educational certificates (PhD and MA).
  • Names and contact details for at least two reference persons.

Moreover, the applicants will require to apply for the position online while including the aforementioned documents.


The University of Oslo will accept the application for Fully Funded Post Doctoral Research Fellowships until 24 May 2019. Moreover, the University will not consider the applications eligible if they arrive after the deadline.


Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline24 May,2019
Open toAll Nationalities
OrganizerUniversity of Oslo
Contact the organizer[email protected] or [email protected]



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