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Call for Applications: 2018 Laureate Visiting Fellowships in Comparative Constitutional Law. Deadline: 1 October 2017

  • 1 Oct 2017
  • Melbourne

Applications are invited from suitably qualified female doctoral and early career scholars to participate in the Laureate Program in Comparative Constitutional Law at Melbourne Law School during 2018.


The Laureate Visiting Fellowships in Comparative Constitutional Law offers outstanding female doctoral and female early career researchers the opportunity to participate in an intensive mentoring program relative to the Laureate Program with Professor Adrienne Stone, ARC Kathleen Fitzpatrick Australian Laureate Fellow, for up to two months; and includes involvement in events, workshops and conferences. The Melbourne Institute for Comparative Constitutional Law conference will be held in Melbourne, 27 – 29 November 2018. Applicants are encouraged to consider timing their proposed program to include this event.

Funding of up to $3000 is available for Laureate Visiting Fellows in Comparative Constitutional Law, towards the costs of travel to, and accommodation in, Melbourne. The amount will be allocated on a case by case basis.  As such, applicants should consider the cost implication before applying, as there may be out-of-pocket expenses not covered by the Fellowship. Visiting fellows from outside Australia are responsible for obtaining and funding any necessary visas.

The Laureate Visiting Fellowships in Comparative Constitutional is supported by the Kathleen Fitzpatrick Fellowship Scheme and funded by the Australian Research Council, annually from 2016 – 2021.

Application Criteria

Applicants for the Doctoral Visiting Fellowships must be currently enrolled in doctoral study on a topic related to the work of the Laureate Program.

Applicants for the Postdoctoral Visiting Fellowships must have been awarded a PhD in a related field within the past ten years.

The Fellowship is offered for a period of up to two months, and the range of dates on offer in 2018 are listed below. These dates offer the best program of activities at Melbourne Law. School.

Except in exceptional circumstances the Fellowship is to be taken up within these timeframes:

July / August
October / November

Required Information

  • Curriculum vitae (underline last name)
  • Research Statement (maximum 1000 words)
  • Reasons seeking to participate in the Laureate program. (maximum 200 words)
  • Proposed start and end dates of the visit in 2018
  • Two letters of reference (to be sent directly from the referees – see below for more detail).

Application Format

  1. On each page, include your title, full name (underline your last name) and contact details
  2. Create a separate page for each of the following headings: Curriculum Vitae, Research Statement, Reasons to participate, and Proposed Visit Dates in 2018
  3. Include a page number in consecutive order on all pages
  4. Submit the required information in one email in PDF format (excluding referees)
  5. To maintain confidentiality two referee reports are to be sent directly from the referees to laureate-constitutions@unimelb.edu.au and must be received by the submission close date
  6. Address the application to Professor Adrienne Stone, and submit with attachments in PDF format, to laureate-constitutions@unimelb.edu.au

Note: Only applications that follow the format requirement and provide the required information will be considered.

Important Dates

Applications Submission Open:   8 August 2017
Applications Submission Close:   1 October 2017
Notification of Acceptance:          Week commencing 16 October 2017

Further information: http://law.unimelb.edu.au/laureate-programs/lpccl/kathleen-fitzpatrick-visiting-fellows/call-for-applications

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