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Become a member

The German Network for Forced Migration Studies is a non-profit registered association and is open to all those who are scientifically engaged in forced migration, displacement, asylum and related areas. More information on the purposes, goals, organization and activities of Network for Forced Migration Studies is accessible here and in our statute (German).




The following persons can become members:

1.) researchers with a doctorate who work in the field of Forced Migration and Refugee Studies in Germany and abroad;

2.) researchers who are enrolled for a doctorate related to Forced Migration and Refugee Studies at a university;

3.) researchers who are otherwise active in the field of Forced Migration and Refugee Studies. Such activities may be made evident, for example, by relevant research work or scientific publications.

The Executive Board decides about admission. (See statute §3)


Membership fee

Members contribute an annual fee to the German Network for Forced Migration Studies to support its work and goals. Membership fees are tiered as follows, with members allowed to choose the type of contribution based on self-assessment:

  • Regular 50,00 €
  • Reduced 30,00 € (e.g. students, doctoral candidates, low-income earners)
  • Sponsoring 80,00 € (e.g. professors)



If you meet the above criteria and would like to join the German Network for Forced Migration Studies, please download the following form, fill it out, sign it and send it to Please also attach a portrait photo of yourself in square format to the application, which we can upload on your membership profile on the homepage.

Membership Form (Word Doc)

The form includes questions about yourself and bank details for the membership fee, as well as privacy statements for the processing of your data and for the publication of selected information and your portrait photo in a membership profile on our homepage.

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