Postgraduate and post-doctoral opportunities

The Technology, Inequality and Migration (TIM) work stream of the UKRI GCRF hub on South-South migration is particularly eager to encourage postgraduates and post-doctoral researchers from across the world to work with us in delivering our objectives.

Our current main team involves:

  • Prof. Hari Harindranath (School of Management)
  • Dr. Maria Rosa Lorini (School of Managament)
  • Tim Unwin (Department of Geography)

We remain  very eager to support potential postgraduates or visiting fellows, especially from the corridor countries, to work with us through alternative funding mechanisms.  Successful postgraduate applicants are likely to have:

  • a passion for resolving migration inequalities through the use of digital technologies, and a commitment to our research style
  • a good undergraduate degree (2.1 or equivalent) from a reputable university
  • a Master’s degree in social science, information systems, computer science or allied disciplines with an interest, and preferably expertise, in migration and ICT4D (Information and Communication Technologies for Development)
  • relevant skills in doing qualitative and/or quantitative research,
  • an excellent level of spoken and written English, and preferably also familiarity with some other language(s)
  • good interpersonal communication skills, and
  • should be prepared to conduct field research in one or two of our corridor countries.

Most PhD applications should be submitted through the School of Management, and applications must indicate that they wish to work as part of the South-South migration hub with Dr. G. Harindranath.

Prof. Harindranath and Tim Unwin are also willing to help suitably highly qualified post-doctoral and postgraduate researchers apply for funding from external agencies to undertake research and practice with us.  To this end, interested applicants should explore relevant links on the UNESCO Chair in ICT4D’s research funding page and then contact us with a detailed research proposal and an indication of where they would like to consier applying for funding.  We especially encourage students from Commonwealth countries to consider applying under the “Science and Technology for Development” theme of the Commonwealth Scholarships scheme, for which national agencies usually have a call for applications in the summer of each year, and for which final applications must be submitted in December of each year.  Such applications need not only be related to the Technology, Inequality and Migration.

Please use our Contact Page to discuss possible applications with us.

Latest update 20 January 2022

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