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Kathleen Fitzpatrick Visiting Fellowships 2019

Call for Applications

Applications are invited from female doctoral and early career scholars in international law, history, political theory, and related fields to participate in the Laureate Program in International Law at Melbourne Law School between June and December 2019.

The Laureate Program in International Law is led by Professor Anne Orford, and establishes an interdisciplinary research team studying historical and contemporary international legal frameworks addressing the use of force and intervention in situations of civil war and revolution. Kathleen Fitzpatrick Visiting Fellowships are offered annually, and enable outstanding female doctoral and early career researchers to visit Melbourne Law School and work with Professor Orford and the Laureate Program for up to two months. The Visiting Fellows are closely integrated into the Program, take part in events and workshops, participate in team meetings, present at work-in-progress seminars, and will be invited to participate in the final international conference in 2020. 

Funding of up to $3000 is available for the Kathleen Fitzpatrick Visiting Fellows towards the costs of travel to, and accommodation in, Melbourne. Visiting Fellows from outside Australia are responsible for obtaining and funding any necessary visas.

The funding for the Kathleen Fitzpatrick Visiting Fellowships flows from the awarding of the 2015 Australian Research Council Kathleen Fitzpatrick Australian Laureate Fellowship to Professor Orford. The Kathleen Fitzpatrick Australian Laureate Fellowship is awarded annually to a highly ranked female recipient of an Australian Laureate Fellowship from the humanities, arts, and social science disciplines. The Fellowships include additional funding for recipients to undertake an ambassadorial role to promote women in research and to mentor early career researchers. More details about this scheme to support women in research is available from the Australian Research Council.

Information about current and former Kathleen Fitzpatrick Visiting Fellows and their projects is available on the Visiting Fellows page.  

Application process

Applicants for the Visiting Doctoral Fellowships must be currently enrolled in doctoral study on a topic related to the work of the Laureate Program. Applicants for the Visiting Postdoctoral Fellowships must have been awarded a PhD in a related field within the past six years.  

Applications must include the following in one PDF document:

  • Brief curriculum vitae and list of publications
  • Research plan  (maximum 1000 words)
  • Brief statement outlining how the applicant’s research would benefit from participation in the Laureate program
  • Academic letter of reference (either as part of the application or sent directly by the referee)

Applications should be addressed to Professor Anne Orford and and submitted to laureate-intlaw@unimelb.edu.au by the closing date of 31 May 2018. Applicants will be advised of the outcome by 31 July 2018.

This will be the final year the Kathleen Fitzpatrick Visiting Fellowships are offered by the Laureate Program in International Law before its conclusion in 2020.