If you want to apply to work as a diaspora expert, the first step is to register your details and interest on our website (see link). Please send us an up-to-date CV with your expression of interest and a brief letter explaining what has motivated you to apply and what ideas you have for the assignment. Let us know if you already have a specific partner institution and specific dates in mind.
The next step involves drawing up a cooperation agreement between the diaspora expert and the partner institution. The purpose of this agreement is to give the assignment a firm structure. Once we have conducted our preliminary checks on the cooperation agreement, we will send you an application form for requesting CIM support as a diaspora expert. Complete this form and return it to us. If your application is approved, CIM will draw up a subsidy agreement between you and us setting out all the conditions under which CIM will support your assignment. Before we can draw up the subsidy agreement and finalise insurance cover, however, you will need to send us confirmation of your travel booking to the assignment location.