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We are pleased to announce that Dr Naohiko Omata, Senior Research Officer, has been awarded one of the 5th ‘Refugee Studies Scholar Awards’, which are co-hosted and co-sponsored by the Shinnyo Educational Trust and the Refugee Studies Forum in Japan.

The Refugee Studies Scholar Awards are given annually to researchers who have demonstrated promising scholarship in the area of forced migration. Award winners are rigorously selected by a special committee consisting of refugee academics and expert practitioners. The award entails research funding of USD 3000. This year the award ceremony took place in Tokyo on 6 July.

The award winners will later produce an article based on the research supported by this funding. Of these articles, those of a particularly high standard will be honoured and published in the Refugee Studies Forum, Japan's largest refugee journal.

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