THO Summer Research Program in Turkey

Refugees and Asylum-Seekers in Turkey: Challenges, Opportunities, and Approaches

“Refugees and Asylum-Seekers in Turkey: Challenges, Opportunities, and Approaches”
Program Dates: July 18 - August 15, 2018

As the Syrian civil war approaches its seventh year, Turkey continues to host growing numbers of refugees. In 2016, Turkey was host to 2.7 million registered Syrian refugees. In 2017, that number grew to 3.4 million Syrian refugees. In addition, Turkey remains host to more than 350,000 Iraqi, Afghan, and Iranian asylum-seekers.

The THO Summer Research Program in Turkey is an annual, all-expenses-paid, month-long research trip in Turkey, during which selected young researchers will participate in meetings, excursions, and fieldwork on a chosen subject. The 2018 theme is “Refugees and Asylum- Seekers in Turkey: Challenges, Opportunities, and Approaches,” which will give students and recent graduates the unique opportunity to learn firsthand about refugees, humanitarian aid, and how Turkey manages the humanitarian crisis.

During the month-long program, participants are required to conduct a modest research project on a subject of their choosing in relation to the program theme. One outstanding researcher will be awarded a small grant to carry out a more in-depth collaborative research project with peers in Turkey.

Upon return to the U.S., participants will complete their projects by September 28, 2018. These projects will be published on THO’s website and promoted through THO’s networks. THO will also organize public events in D.C. or elsewhere in the U.S. to highlight the projects and/or the experiences of the participants.

Application Submissions are Closed