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Employment and Study Opportunities

Last updated 16 November 2022.

Employment opportunities

We work with the Council for At-Risk Academics (CARA) fellowships. CARA supports academic fellowships for those who are at risk in their home country. 

Our CARA placements are for two years and include academic mentorship, pastoral support, career guidance and a small stipend – enough to allow a Fellow to come to Durham with their family for this two-year period. Travel and visas, initial accommodation, language support and acclimatisation (including introductions to the local schooling system for children) are provided in partnership with CARA. The first step is for the academic to reach out to CARA

The University also has an Honorary and Visiting Titles Policy (current staff only), under which Visiting Academics may be based at Durham University for a defined period, with access to the library and other resources. 

Along with Durham County Council, we are exploring the possibilities of offering individuals from conflict-affected countries opportunities to apply for employment with us.  

Study opportunities 

We are working through a proposal for offering studentships to those fleeing conflict-affected countries, to enable them to finish their studies at Durham.