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Practitioner in Residence Call for Applications Spring 2024 - 2025

The DePaul Migration Collaborative (DMC) is pleased to announce its second Practitioner in Residence program which hosts scholars, advocates and practitioners to participate in its Reframing Refugees Project.  

The Practitioner in Residence program is created for experts and professionals working on forced migration, immigration and human rights issues.  Practitioners in Residence (PiRs) will contribute to the DMCs Reframing Refugees Project, addressing key challenges facing forced migrants in the United States and across the world. Through this Project, the Practitioners in Residence will have the opportunity to engage advocates and decision-makers on social and cultural realities that drive migration, collaborate with faculty engaged in various disciplines at the intersection of migration, outline effective strategies for pursuing claims for protection in the US and develop replicable models for advancing and advocating for better representation and treatment of asylum seekers.  The Practitioner in Residence program is intended to encourage practitioners engaged in scholarly, advocacy and policy work to develop models for responding to a wide range of migration issues.  

Practitioners in Residence will have access to DePaul University libraries, student research assistants, a modest travel budget, and invitations to law school and university events and workshops and administrative support for event planning related to the Reframing Refugees Project.  

Practitioners in Residence will be expected to participate in the broader life of the College of Law and the University and to share their expertise with the broader community, including institutional partners, through dedicated lectures, presentations or discussions.  Additionally, the Practitioner in Residence will engage with DePaul faculty and community partners in field area expertise to inform practices and policies.  

Practitioners are in residence for a flexible period of between 4 to 6 months of residency (beginning as early as August 1, 2024 with the residency to be completed no later than June 15, 2025). Residencies allow for some remote work.  Practitioners in Residence are expected to be in residence in person for at least half of the residency.

PIRs are expected to produce original work during their residency that is replicable and impacts the lives of migrants in tangible ways. 

Practitioners in Residence will have the opportunity to engage in research at the intersection of forced migration and US immigration policy.  The DMC encourages all practitioners interested in advancing the rights of migrants to apply.  

Success of the Practitioner in Residence program would focus on the development and dissemination of model responses to emerging and evolving migration patterns and needs.

The Practitioner in Residence will report to the DMC's Faculty Co-Directors.


The Practitioner in Residence program does not provide a salary or cover living expenses.  Compensation is provided under a generous professional services contract (PSA). The amount of the award will depend on the length of the residency and scope of work. A modest travel stipend is also provided.

Application Process

Application must be submitted Here. For detailed application instructions please click PiR Application InstructionsIf there are questions regarding this application please email

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Demonstrated field area expertise 
  2. BA and either an MA or JD 
  3. Candidates must be able to work both independently and as part of a team and must possess strong written and oral communication skills. 

Application Timeline

The application timeline for academic year 2024-25 is outlined below Please email with any questions.  

Call for Proposals and Application Guidelines posted 
March 1
Online application opens 
March 1 
Online application closes
April 12
​Award notifications
May 1