Apply for Kathleen Fitzpatrick Visiting Fellowships in the Laureate Program in Comparative Constitutional Law 2019

Apply for Kathleen Fitzpatrick Visiting Fellowships in the Laureate Program in Comparative Constitutional Law 2019.
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 2019. The purpose of the award is to establish a world-class, capacity building centre for comparative constitutional law at Melbourne Law School known as the Laureate Program in Comparative Constitutional Law.
The Laureate Visiting Fellowships in Constitutional Law offers outstanding female doctoral and female early career researchers the opportunity to participate in an intensive mentoring program for up to two months; and includes involvement in events, workshops, and conferences in Melbourne. Recipients of the award are funded to undertake an ambassadorial role to promote women in research.
The Fellows will be closely integrated into the Laureate Program and the academic life of the Centre for Comparative Constitutional Studies, taking part in projects, events and workshops, and participating in work-in-progress seminars. The Melbourne Institute for Comparative Constitutional Law conference will be held  9 – 11 December 2019 in Melbourne, and applicants are encouraged to consider timing their proposed program to include this event.
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.
Funding of up to AUD$3000 will be considered towards the costs of travel to, and accommodation in Melbourne.  Fellows from outside Australia are responsible for obtaining and funding any necessary visas.

  • 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.


  • Curriculum vitae (underline your last name)
  • Research Statement (maximum 1000 words)
  • Reasons seeking to participate in the Laureate program. (maximum 200 words).
  • Proposed dates of the visit in 2019.
  • How you meet the application criteria.
  • 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, Proposed Visit Dates in 2019, and How you Meet the Application Criteria.
  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 and must be received by the submission close date.

Address the application to Professor Adrienne Stone, and submit with attachments in PDF format, to

Deadline: September 2, 2018

For more information, visit Kathleen Fitzpatrick Visiting Fellowships.



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