Research Affiliates Network

The RLI Research Affiliates network provides a forum for doctoral students and early career researchers 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 who has completed a doctorate or is registered on a programme on a relevant topic at the time of application, or those who've recently completed a PhD.

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. We expect affiliates to support the networks by, each year, participating in two to three of the RLI events, publishing a blog or paper on one of the RLI platforms, or similar kinds of academic engagement.

    If you are interested in joining the RLI Research Affiliates network, please send the following documents to rli@sas.ac.uk:

    • A Cover Letter
    • Scanned Proof of your Doctoral enrolment from your Academic Institution
    • A copy of your CV
    • A photograph
    • Your email address and other communication details that you may wish to include (e.g. website, twitter)
    • The title of your PhD thesis and affiliation
    • A list of recent publications, if applicable
    • Confirmation of any working group keen to join
    • 3-5 keywords regarding your research interests; and
    • A link to institutional page bio or 3-4 sentence bio of your experience and interests. 

    IDRP Research Affiliates

    The Internal Displacement Research Programme's network of research affiliates aims to facilitate collaborative work between PhD students and emerging scholars, integrating research on internal displacement from around the world. It is open to any researcher registered on a programme of doctorate on a relevant topic at the time of application.

    IDRP Research Affiliates are actively encouraged to attend RLI/IDRP events and to take the lead on initiating their own events and projects through the RLI, for which support may be available. We expect affiliates to support the networks by, each year, participating in two to three of the RLI/IDRP events, publishing a blog or paper on one of the RLI/IDRP platforms, or similar kinds of academic engagement.

    If you are interested in joining the Internal Displacement Research Programme network, please send the following documents to rli@sas.ac.uk:

    • A Cover Letter
    • Scanned Proof of your Doctoral enrolment from your Academic Institution
    • A copy of your CV
    • A photograph
    • Your email address and other communication details that you may wish to include (e.g. website, twitter)
    • A profile consisting of 3-4 sentences with your experience and interests. It may be helpful to link to your profile page on your supervising institution's website.
    • The title of your PhD thesis and affiliation
    • A list of recent publications, if applicable

    Affiliate Membership Requirements

    The RLI expects affiliates to commit to actively supporting the network by, for example:

    • participating in at least 2-3 RLI events in the year (including working group meetings, work-in-progress seminars, conference etc); or 
    • publishing once in the year in the RLI blog, Working Paper series or similar; or
    • helping with reviewing or editing for one of the RLI research publication platforms.

    Privacy Statement

    The RLI Research Affiliates Network is part of the School of Advanced Studies at the University of London. This privacy notice covers the data we use as part of this network. Please also refer to the general privacy notice of the University of London for more information.

    We collect and use the personal data listed above where we have a legitimate interest:

    • Posting your supplied photograph, PhD details and publication details and biography details, including links to your website or other communication method to our Research Affiliates webpage.
    • Inviting you to RLI, Research Affiliate network and related events
    • Keeping you informed about relevant activities at the RLI and partner institutions

    Privacy Statement FAQs

    Who do we share your data with?

    We do not share your data that you give to us, aside from internally to administer the webpage.

    How long will we keep your data?

    For the lifetime of the Affiliates Network unless you tell us to delete your details

    How can I find out more?

    Please contact us at rli@london.ac.uk.