Since 2017, BRAC University’s Centre for Peace and Justice (CPJ) has been working for peace and social justice through education, research, training and advocacy in Bangladesh CPJ has working relationships with other academic institutions and has also engaged with various UN agencies, bilateral donors and foundations. Currently, CPJ’s research focuses on themes relating to refugees, fragilities and climate change, with a particular focus on social cohesion, social and economic effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, faith and development, and Rohingya refugee response. Establishing the Refugee Studies Unit (RSU) in Ukhiya, Cox’s Bazar, has been an important milestone. It has allowed CPJ to conduct grounded research on the Rohingya people and host communities in Bangladesh.
The Visiting Researcher Programme at CPJ is open to doctoral students, post-doctoral researchers, and academics researching aspects of refugee lives in Bangladesh. The primary purpose of the Visiting Researcher Programme is to enhance the research work of CPJ’s Refugee Studies Unit (RSU) in Ukhiya and, more broadly, across the Centre through mutual exchange and learning. CPJ will provide intellectual and operational support to Visiting Researchers through this programme. The Visiting Researcher will be provided with a workspace and access to related facilities (e.g., internet, office library).
The Visiting Researcher will be expected to present their progress during the programme to the CPJ Research Team. Where feasible, the Visiting Researcher and CPJ will explore ways the Visiting Researcher can contribute to leading workshops for the research team. At the end of the programme, the Visiting Researcher will submit a post to the CPJ blog that reflects on their research experience. There will also be an exit interview at the end of the programme.
The Visiting Researcher programme is designed to facilitate a brief period of independent, self-directed research work, and is not a training course. The Visiting Researcher will not receive any remuneration from CPJ, and there should be no expectation of employment with CPJ after the completion of the programme.
Duration: 1–6 months (open to discussion). We advise applicants to engage with the Programme for at least one month.
To apply to be a Visiting Researcher, applicants must submit the following documents to email@example.com:
Fees and costs
Visa and other official permissions
Applications must be submitted at least three months before the proposed start date. All applicants will be notified within a month of submitting their applications.
Please make sure to send all required documents to firstname.lastname@example.org. Note that CPJ shall be unable to consider incomplete applications.
For any queries or requests for further information, contact: email@example.com