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Global Exchange Fellowship Program

The Global Exchange Fellowship program organized by CERC Migration provides an opportunity for advanced PhD students (3rd year or later), postdoctoral fellows and early career researchers based at Toronto Metropolitan University and partner institutions to participate in a one-month research exchange. 

The Global Exchange Fellowship program promotes international collaboration and knowledge exchange among Canadian and international academic institutions, and provides research training and professional development opportunities for early-career scholars in migration research. One exchange is conducted per institution over the course of an academic year. Visiting fellows receive a stipend and travel allowance to contribute to their expenses related to their stay abroad.   

Please note that this exchange is available only to those who are attending a doctoral program or working in research at one the listed partner institutions, including Toronto Metropolitan University.

Application instructions

Applicants must submit a short CV (maximum four pages) and cover letter (maximum two pages) describing the following:

  • the motivation for your stay at the relevant institution and how will it benefit your work
  • any scholars you would like to work with at the relevant institution and if you are already in contact with them
  • proposed activities to be conducted during your stay (e.g., give a public talk, lead a graduate seminar, engage with local organizations, etc.)
  • how the visit will provide networking opportunities
  • proposed dates of the visit.

Further details

Duration: Your stay at the hosting institution may vary from 20 to 35 days. Requests for longer periods can be examined and are at the discretion of the host institution, however, the funding would not be extended.

Funding support: The fellow will receive a monthly stipend and travel grant for a return trip to destination via the shortest route.

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Participating institutions

European University Institute, Migration Policy Centre (external link, opens in new window) , Florence, Italy

Latin American Faculty for the Social Sciences (FLACSO-Ecuador), Research Group on Migration (external link, opens in new window) , Quito, Ecuador 

Monash University, Monash Migration and Inclusion Centre (external link, opens in new window)  (MMIC), Melbourne, Australia (FILLED)

National University of Singapore, Asia Research Institute, Asian Migration Cluster (external link, opens in new window) , Singapore

SciencesPo, Migration et Diversit√© (external link, opens in new window)  (MiDi), Paris, France

Sorbonne University, Abu Dhabi (external link) , SUAD Research Institute (external link) , United Arab Emirates

University of California, San Diego, Center for Comparative Immigration Studies (external link, opens in new window) , San Diego, California, United States (FILLED)

University of Witwatersrand, African Centre for Migration and Society (external link, opens in new window) , Johannesburg, South Africa