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Visitor Researcher Program, VRP


Program Period: 3 - 12 Month (On Campus or Online)

Research Period: Starting & Ending Time Upon Request of Researcher


Venue: Basel, Switzerland

(Upon request research process could be also in German, French & Spanish languages)


Why Participation in Visitor Research Program?

The main aim of the 3-12 Month Visitor Research Program is to improve or refresh the academic research skills of the researchers and prepare them for better future educational or professional life.

Participating as visitor researcher could assist you to apply PhD programs with fresh research skills or to join various institutions as professional researcher or expert (Parliament, Research Centres, Think Tank Institutions, Universities, Various States organisations) or to be professional trainer.

Depending from the wish of researchers, participation in the VRP program and working with Supervisor is possible either On Campus or via Online.

Up today IPD hosted researchers from Nigeria, Costa Rica, Switzerland, USA, Cameroon, Thailand, Portugal, Rwanda, China, Nepal, Canada, Mexica, Kyrgyzstan and Columbia. You can see in below some of the written research papers of IPD Visitor Researchers.


1. Research Paper named “Social Environment and Emotional Abuse against Children and Youth: Findings from a Survey on Violence Against Children and Youth in Rwanda in 2015-2016” by Mr. Alypio N. from Rwanda, 2019

2. Research Paper named “Towards a More Lasting Peace between Human Beings” by Ewane D.R. from Cameroon, 2018

3. Research Paper named “Separatist Movements in South-East Asia” by Mr. M. Giles from Australia, 2016

4. Research Paper named “Conflict Over Natural Resources: A Case Study of Ogoni People of the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria” by L. Akin Aladesua from Nigeria, 2016

5. Research Paper named “Review of interventions to reduce health vulnerability and improve access to healthcare for undocumented migrants in Europe” by Ms. S. Karymbaeva from Kyrgyzistan, 2016

6. Research Paper named “Applying Non-violence and interdisciplinary approach into Security Operation: an example of conflict transformation in Refugee Affairs and Border Security in Thailand” by Mr. W. Chotirosseranee from Thailand, 2015

7. Research Paper named “The Post-2011 Process of Peace Negotiation in Yemen and the Role of Mediation by the United Nations” by Mr. C. Meijer from Switzerland, 2015

Partner institutions in Switzerland hosted our researchers for presentations.


1. CSS, Center for Security Studies - ETH Zurich in Zurich

2. Swiss Chambers' Arbitration Institution in Basel

3. UNHCR, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Geneva

4. ICRC, International Committee of the Red Cross in Geneva

5. Geneva Center for Security Policy in Geneva

6. World Trade Institute in Bern

7. UN Global Compact, Global Compact Network Switzerland in Zurich

8. Basel Peace Office in Basel

9. Mr. Markus Hess: Lecturer and Mediator at Hochschule Luzern

10. Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, OHCHR in Geneva

11. Docip, Center for Documentation, Research and Information in Geneva

12. World Health Organization, WHO in Geneva

13. Aids-Hilfe Schweiz in Zurich

14. Biovision Stiftung für Ökologische Entwicklung in Zurich

15. Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) in Geneva

16. Le Centre de conseils et d’appui pour les jeunes en matière de droits de l’homme (Codap) in Geneva

17. Economic Development Office of Baselland Kanton in Baselland

18. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Geneva

19. Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) in Bern

20. Implementation Support Unit, Convention on Cluster Munitions in Geneva

Visitor Research Program participants will write and submit at least 5 pages research assignment together with support and guide of Academic Supervisor in one of the following themes:

- Peacebuilding

- Mediation, Coaching and Mentoring

- Conflict Resolution and Management

- Security, International Relations and Diplomacy

- Intercultural Dialogue

- Human Rights and International Law

- Leadership and Management


If researchers wish to join one of the IPD academic training and conferences, then s/he should fill and apply to the relevant program before the stated application deadline.  Distant participation of researcher is also possible if researcher wish to get supervision via online way. Due to the needs, request and financial opportunities of researcher we could also arrange furnished or unfurnished flats with 2-3 rooms in Basel city.


Eligible Participants

A broad range of the interested participants (Age: 20+) from all over the world countries such as mentioned in below can apply to the Visitor Research Program:

 - Representatives of Government Institutions, Diplomatic Missions and Courts

- Representatives of Business Institutions and Private Sector

- Representatives of Religious Organizations and Political Parties

- Representatives of IOs, INGOs and Local NGOs

- Representatives of Universities and Academic Staff

- Representatives of Media Institution

- Mediators, Peacebuilders, Researchers & Students

- Other relevant individuals


Participation Fee

- 8500EUR for 3 Month period with accommodation or 4800EUR without accommodation

- 16000EUR for 6 Month period with accommodation or 8000EUR without accommodation

- 29500EUR for 12 Month period with accommodation or 14500EUR without accommodation


What is Included in the Participation Fee?

- Single Room Accommodation stay in Hostel or Flat

- Stationary Materials (Folder, notebook and pen)

- WiFi Free Internet Connection

- Academic Supervisor fee

- Local travel expenses to visit 2-6 Swiss based Institutions

- Program fee

- Certificate

- Invitation Letter


What is Not Included in the Participation Fee?

- Extra Accommodation nights

- Meal expenses

- International and local travel expenses

- Visa and insurance expenses

- Extra persons`(family members, relatives, friends, colleagues and etc.) expenses



IPD offers support for most needed potential participants in the form of reduced participation fees.

If you wish to request a discounted participation fee amount, please write your request briefly via email before or during the application submission period.

Unfortunately the IPD scholarship program does not cover all of the participation fee and international travel expenses.

- 10% discount for Alumni of IPD programs

- 10% discount for paying together with group of participants (More than 2 person)

- 10% discount for Annual ProPeace Members (For registration please visit www.ipdinstitute.ch)


Participation Procedure Step by Step

1. The researcher submits a filled application in WORD format with a CV and scanned passport page

2. The researcher will receive a signed invoice to start the payment of the requested participation fee amount

3. When the requested fee has been transferred to the bank account provided, the participant will receive an invitation letter via email. If visa application process is required, we will send the invitation letter by post and also to the relevant embassy by email.


There haven`t any deadline for application submission and researchers can select any desired starting and end time period for research stay.

But we strongly advice to the researchers to submit the filled application at least 2 months in advance for visa application process and looking for suitable accommodation.  


IPD Bank Account Details

Beneficiary`s Name: Institut für Frieden und Dialog (IPD)

Bank Name: PostFinance Ltd                                                           

Bank Address: Mingerstrasse 20, 3030 Bern, Switzerland                            

Account number: 91-577724-2 EUR                         

IBAN: CH 27 0900 0000 9157 7724 2                    



Participation Cancellation Rules & Procedure

Please note that after submission of the application in any case of the participation and accommodation cancellation till the beginning of Visitor Research Program, there will be 50% cancellation fee amount of paid fee + bank transfer and exchange rates costs will be extra charge.

Participation and accommodation cancellation after beginning of the Visitor Research Program, there will be no refund.



Visitor Researchers will be accommodated in one of the Hostel, Hotel or Flat in Single room in Basel city.

Be Sponsor


Provided that organizing such kind of international academic programs is quite expensive we invite State Institutions, Foundations, Private Sector, Universities, Public Sector and Individual Philanthropists to be Sponsors of IPD activities.

Your Sponsorship will help the institutional development of academic education, and will be of great help to support in the form of scholarships, motivated and needed participants (particularly students or other, participants from the developing countries), who could positively change the situation in their country, build more a peaceful environment and pave the way for a better future in their respective societies.

To become a Sponsor please contact us by email.

- For Individual Donation: 10EUR and above

- For Organizational Donation: 50EUR and above

- To be Bronze Sponsor: 1000EUR and above

- To be Silver Sponsor: 5000EUR and above

- To be Gold Sponsor: 10000EUR and above

- To be Platinum Sponsor: 20000EUR and above

- To be Diamond Sponsor: 30000EUR and above



Contact Person

Mr. Fakhrinur Huseynli


Institute for Peace & Dialogue, IPD

Address; Ryffstrasse 23, 

4056 Basel, Switzerland

Cell / WhatsApp: +41 76 431 61 70

E: fhuseynli@ipdinstitute.ch



We are looking forward to receive your application soon and welcome you in our Vısitor Resesarch Program