Fellowship Opportunity Available at Three Global Centers

Applications are now available for a fellowship offered this fall at our Centers in Amman, Nairobi and Santiago for early-career scholars.

April 08, 2024

Early-career scholars with refugee status or who have been forcibly displaced are invited to apply for the Columbia Global Emerging Scholars Fellowship Program, a year-long fellowship at one of three Columbia Global Centers in Amman, Nairobi and Santiago. Following a successful 4-year pilot program in Amman, and with the Mellon Foundation's continued support, the program has expanded to offer 10 fellowships annually for the next three years. Aimed at enhancing fellows’ research capabilities, broadening professional networks, and facilitating successful academic careers, this fellowship underscores our dedication to making a meaningful difference in the lives of those impacted by displacement.

Fellowship Highlights

Over the next three years, 30 selected scholars will receive:

  • Hosting and work space at one of the Columbia Global Centers (Amman, Nairobi or Santiago).
  • A stipend.
  • Dedicated mentorship from esteemed Columbia faculty.
  • A small research/travel fund to support their scholarly endeavors.
  • Training that meets their academic needs in areas such as academic writing.
  • Access to a broad selection of online courses.
  • Full integration into the vibrant life of one of the Columbia Global Centers.
  • Inclusion in an alumni network.

Who is Eligible?

Eligible candidates are scholars in the humanities and humanistic social sciences who have been forcibly uprooted from their home countries and respective academic institutions. They could be graduate students who have had their education disrupted or post-doctoral scholars in the early stages of their careers. Creative writers, artists and curators may also apply.

Read more details about the requirements.

Unique Value of the Fellowship

This fellowship distinguishes itself by enabling scholars to stay within their host regions, to enable continuity and strengthening of local academic, professional, and personal networks. This approach is reinforced with the support of Columbia University, through its Global Centers, while maintaining ties to their communities.

Our Ongoing Commitment to Issues of Displacement 

The Columbia Global Emerging Scholars Fellowship Program represents one component of Columbia Global’s and the University’s efforts to support those who are displaced and seeking to further their academic journey. Columbia Global also offers the Columbia University Scholarship for Displaced Students. For faculty working on displacement issues, Columbia Global offers the Committee on Forced Migration.