This is an open call inviting top-quality research on Cyprus that falls within the interests of the Hellenic Observatory. Preference may be given to submissions related to the following two areas:
(a) Cyprus and the economic adjustment programme, e.g. the short and long-term impacts on political and economic institutions, continuity and change in the workings of the economy, fiscal performance, banking governance and stability, as well as evaluation of structural reforms that should advise policy making in the future.
(b) Immigration and migrant communities, e.g. evidence on the actual lives of migrant workers, refugees and asylum seekers in Cyprus, their daily living and working conditions, how they come to the country, exploitation by their employers and within their communities and networks, and their integration process within the society, the labour market and the educational system.
An essential requirement of this Call is that the project will be delivered in a collaborative fashion, with the applicant team (principal investigator) pairing with an LSE -non Hellenic Observatory- based academic (Assistant Professor equivalent) or higher, who will substantially contribute to the project (with a target contribution in the area of 20-25% of the total project budget). The Hellenic Observatory cannot offer advice or mediation in establishing partnerships with LSE academics. Submitted proposals should briefly explain the rationale for the collaboration (synergies, complementarities), any previous history of collaboration across the members of the research team, and the current contact with the LSE staff member. They should also explain in sufficient detail the specific role of each member of the research team (including the LSE academic(s)) in the project.