Call for applications for the 3rd ETHMIGSURVEY DATA TRAINING SCHOOL: “Research on Ethnic and Migrant Minorities”

We invite applications for participation (with and without financial support) in the 3rdETHMIGSURVEYDATA network Training School. As part of the COST Action CA16111 “InternationalEthnic and Immigrant Minorities’ Survey Data Network” (ETHMIGSURVEYDATA), the 3rd Training School seeks to train a new generation of researchers interested in Ethnic and Migrant Minorities’(EMM) integration with survey data by offering them the tools to design surveys on ethnic minorities or migrant minorities. The sessions will focus on methodological, conceptual, and ethical issues issues in designing surveys on Roma populations, in particular. Trainees interested in issues regarding new and innovative ways of sampling hard-to-reach EMM groups may also benefit from attending this Training School.

Call open from September 11th to September 30th 2019

Applications should include (in a single PDF file):
(1) A motivation letter of approximately 2 pages (between 800 – 1500 words). The letter should provide a short description of the applicant’s background (education, employment, areas of interest, prior experience with ethnic and migrant minorities surveys or topics) and it should state the importance of the Training School for the applicant’s work/research.
(2) Academic CV.
(3) If you request financial support, please include your current institutional affiliation, the country of your institution, and an estimate of the cost of the travel expenses (only for transportation, not for accommodation and meals).The COST Action will provide grants to cover attendance expenses for 10-12 trainees, depending on funding availability.3 Please, note that the Trainee Grant is a contribution to the overall travel, accommodation and meal expenses of the Grantee and does not necessarily cover the whole cost of attendance. Different amounts might be allocated to each trainee depending on the travel distance and the professional career status. Grant payments will occur only after the Training School has finished and upon attendance to all Training School sessions.There are several additional available places for participants who can cover their own costs of participation in the school. In this case, please indicate in the application that you are applying to the Training School without the need for a grant.

Applications must be sent (as a single PDF document) by 30 September 2019, 12:00 noon (CET) to: Paula Tufis ( and Alina Thiemann (, with the following subject line: COST Training School Application.

For more details on the eligibility for application and other related rules, please, consult the COSTVademecum or send an e-mail to: Alina Thiemann (