The RLI Research Affiliates network provides a forum for doctoral students working on refugee law topics to engage with other doctoral students and researchers in academic exchanges relating to research and developments in the field. The Research Affiliate scheme is open to any researcher registered on a programme of doctorate on a relevant topic at the time of application.

Research Affiliates are actively encouraged to attend RLI events and to take the lead on initiating their own events and projects through the RLI, for which support may be available. The RLI will host a remote meeting of Research Affiliates once/term to facilitate network development.

If you are interested in joining the network, please send the following documents to

  1.  A Cover Letter
  2.  Scanned Proof of your Doctoral enrolment from your Academic Institution.
  3.  A copy of your CV
  4.  A photograph
  5.  Your email address and other communication details that you may wish to include e.g. Twitter
  6.  A 3-4 sentence profile of your experience and interests. It may be helpful to include a web-link to your profile page on your supervising institution website.
  7.  The title of your PhD thesis and affiliation.