For 2012, research applications on “Migration in and to the Global South” are especially welcome.

Both the United Nations Population Division and the World Bank estimate that globally the South-South migration accounts for about 50% of all migration from the South. If irregular migration was included, these estimates would be even higher. The population movements between developing countries and emerging economies usually take place within regions, often between countries with contiguous borders. The differences in income between sending and receiving countries are much smaller than those in case of South-North migration. In addition, the South-South movements are very dynamic – their directions and patterns frequently change and some countries are at the same time both sending and receiving migrants. However, despite its scale and complexity, the South-South migration still remains poorly understood and understudied, largely because of the incomplete and unreliable data.

Ph.D. students dealing with migration processes in and to the Global South are invited to apply for a scholarship. We encourage the following topics, but will also consider other approaches:

  • Changing migration patterns in and to the Global South
  • Challenges of incoming migration in developing countries
  • Reception of immigration in destination countries: policies and discourses
  • Migration and citizenship legislation
  • Remittances, their costs and effects
  • Migration and social development
  • Internal migration, urbanization and the social change