The European Training and Research Centre for Human Rights and Democracy and the UNESCO Chair in Human Rights and Human Security are accepting applications for Visiting Researchers. We welcome applications from PhD students, post-doctoral researchers and senior academics who undertake research in the areas of expertise of the Centre and Chair: promotion and protection of human rights at the international, regional, national and local level; human security; migration, asylum and refugee law; human rights and digitalisation; human rights and the Internet; and international humanitarian law. We particularly encourage applicants who undertake research on human rights at the local and regional levels and those actively contributing to human rights cities, who may also participate in the activities of the International Centre for the Promotion of Human Rights at the Local and Regional Levels under the auspices of UNESCO in Graz, the first European Human Rights City.
The European Training and Research Centre for Human Rights and Democracy does not provide financial assistance and Visiting Researchers are expected to cover their travel and living costs. Those in need of financial assistance may consider applying through the fellowship programme of the Law Faculty of the University of Graz (for senior and junior fellows): https://rewi.uni-graz.at/en/research/support/rewi-fellowship-programme. Visiting Researchers should ideally stay between one and six months. The Centre provides research facilities for Visiting Researchers, including a working place, access to the university’s library and participation in our activities. If appropriate, Visiting Researchers may receive a small budget to organise a public event or lecture.
Visiting Researchers are expected to present their work in a suitable format (research seminar, brown-bag lunch or lecture), discuss their research informally with members of the Centre, and are encouraged to contribute to teaching activities and organise events. They may consider the Working Paper Series of the Law Faculty to publish their research via SSRN.
Please submit a CV and a one-page research plan (in German or English) to Dr. Lisa Heschl (lisa.heschl(at)uni-graz.at). Applicants from all academic fields will be considered, while law, political science and international relations are preferred. For informal inquiries contact Dr. Lisa Heschl (lisa.heschl(at)uni-graz.at).