Call for Applications for CRG Annual Research and Orientation Workshop on Refugee and Migration Studies, November 2019

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Call for Papers
March 31, 2019
Subject Fields: 
Anthropology, Contemporary History, Immigration & Migration History / Studies, Political Science, Sociology

Applications are invited for a Research and Orientation Workshop on Refugee and Migration Studies to be held in Kolkata from 25 November to 29 November 2019. The workshop will be organised by the Calcutta Research Group in collaboration with the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung. It will address issues of protection for refugees and migrants, gender, race, religion and other faultlines in the protection regime, neo-liberalism and migrant labour, statelessness, borderlands and the Indian and South Asian experiences in a global context. 

Research papers or creative pieces such as photo exhibits or documentaries relevant to the themes mentioned above will be presented by selected participants in the workshop which will deliberate on the findings. Reports prepared in the working group discussions will be presented in a plenary conference with which the programme will end. 

Applicants must have (a) experience in research work in migration and forced migration studies or policy work in relevant areas, or at least 5 years' experience in the work for protection of migrants and victims of forced migration and (b) proficiency in English. Besides giving all necessary particulars an application must be accompanied by two recommendation letters and a 1000 word write up on how the applicant's work is relevant to the themes of the workshop. Selected participants from South Asia will pay a registration fee of INR 6000 (or USD 100) and from outside South Asia USD 500. CRG will provide boarding and lodging for six nights. Applications may be sent by email at with a copy to or by post to: IA-48, Ground Floor, Sector III, Salt Lake City, Kolkata 700097, India. The last date for submission of applications is 31 March 2019. Inquiries related to the application process are welcome. Application form can be downloaded from the CRG website:

For more details of the workshop application process please visit the CRG website:

Contact Info: 

Any query regarding the application for the workshop should be directed to Aditi Mukherjee at and Subhashree Rout at