Winter 2020 Graduate Writing Fellowship

The Centre for Refugee Studies invites applications for a Winter 2020 Graduate Writing Fellowship.

CRS Graduate Writing Fellows will be provided a workstation in a shared closed office with a window and will be integrated into the day-to-day activities at CRS from 6 January to 1 May 2020. The purpose of the fellowship is to provide York University doctoral students working on refugee and forced migration issues with a space for writing and with access to a supportive community of like-minded researchers. The fellowship is a pilot project that aims to respond to feedback provided by CRS students at a recent student consultation.


York University doctoral student
Completed comprehensive exams (if applicable) and working on writing a dissertation that engages with refugee/forced migration issues
Preference will be provided to students supervised by CRS faculty / affiliates
Preference will be provided to students who have made and or will make contributions to CRS (e.g. serving as a research assistant to CRS affiliated faculty, helping at the CRS Resource Centre, engaging with student caucus, engaging with WUSC or other partners, attending CRS Seminars and events, etc)

Must commit to being physically present at CRS an average of 3 days a week or more during the term of the fellowship
To apply, please send an email with the subject line “Writing Fellowship” to Michele Millard ( by December 19 with the following information:

Are you a currently enrolled York University doctoral student (and if yes, in what program)?

Have you completed your comprehensive exams (if applicable) and are you now working on writing your dissertation?

Who is your doctoral supervisor?

What is the topic of your dissertation (max 200 words)?

How have you contributed in the past to CRS (max 200 words)?

How do you plan to contribute to CRS during the term of your fellowship (max 200 words)?

If awarded a fellowship, do you commit to being present at CRS an average of at least 3 days a week during the term of your fellowship? (If not, explain).