NORMS student grant

ARENA is looking for a student who is interested in writing an MA thesis on a theme related to international norms in deportation.

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Deporting Foreigners: Contested Norms in International Practice (NORMS) explores international norms in deportation, including both host and origin state perspectives through a comparative analysis of Norway, Sweden, Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia and Ethiopia.

The project is run by the Institute for Social Research and more information can be found on the project website.

Requirements

  • Prior enrolment in an MA-programme and meet the academic progress requirements of that programme
  • Strong command of the Norwegian language
  • Write an MA thesis in English or Norwegian
  • Supervisor from the NORMS project
  • Submit the thesis during the spring term 2023

How to apply

The application should include:

Letter of motivation, indicating why and how you intend to address the project (1-2 pages)

CV, including information on current studies and references

Copies of transcripts from BA and MA

A sample of your written work, such as a seminar paper or bachelor thesis. 

Submit the application by email to Ida Hjelmesæth.

Application deadline: 
16 October 2022

 

Evaluation and selection criteria

We wish to attract students holding high academic standards. We will give preference to applicants with a combination of: good grades, a convincing letter of motivation, and proficiency in English and Norwegian writing and speaking.

Rights and duties

The following duties will apply to you as a student:

  • Finish your MA thesis within the outlined time frame
  • Contribute to relevant ARENA and NORMS activities during your time at ARENA, including ARENA’s regular Tuesday seminars
  • Have a NORMS researcher as supervisor

Your rights as a student at ARENA are:

  • Supervision by a researcher from the NORMS team
  • Grant of NOK 20,000 paid directly by ISF
  • Work place at ARENA
  • Publication of your MA thesis in the ARENA report series (subject to an assessment by the ARENA Director).

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