CFA: Indian Equality Law Fellowship (Deadline: 15 February 2020)

The Opportunity

The Indian Equality Law Visiting Fellowship is aimed at capacity-building for early career scholars. Applications are invited for two or three visiting fellows to spend one month at Melbourne Law School (MLS) preferably between mid-July and mid-August 2020.

Fellowship Requirements

During their time at MLS, each successful candidate will be expected to finalise a 10,000-word research paper on any aspect of Indian equality or anti-discrimination law, under the supervision of Professor Tarunabh Khaitan. They will also be required to submit this to the Indian Law Review upon completion, and commit to publishing it in that journal if accepted.

Fellowship Provisions and Benefits

Funding for the fellowships is provided by the Letten Prize awarded to Associate Professor Tarunabh Khaitan in 2018.  Successful candidates will be reimbursed for the cheapest available economy class return flight to Melbourne and accommodation costs. Basic living costs may also be subsidised for Fellows who can demonstrate financial need.

Fellows will be based at MLS and will benefit from a research-intensive environment. They will be expected to be involved in all activities of the Programme, and attend relevant seminars, workshops and reading groups during their time at MLS. This includes attending a workshop on public law, tentatively scheduled to be held between 20-23 July 2020.

Who We Are Looking For

The Indian Equality Law Visiting Fellowships are designed for advanced-stage doctoral students, early-career scholars, or law practitioners (with no more than 5 years of post-doctoral, university teaching, or litigation experience) with an interest in Indian equality / anti-discrimination law and/or comparative law. Candidates from under-represented backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

To apply for the program please submit the following:

  • CV (no more than 2 pages)
  • Cover Letter (optional—should be no more than 1 page)
  • Contact details of two academic referees (including their institutional affiliations, email addresses and telephone numbers)
  • Research proposal (up to 1,000 words) clearly outlining the research hypothesis, research questions and structure of arguments (focussed, clearly written, original and feasible proposals will be preferred)
  • List of relevant bibliographical references (no more than 1 page)

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to develop the proposal into an early draft (of around 3,000-4,000 words) of the proposed paper, to be submitted by 20 March 2020. The final selection will be made on the basis of this draft.  Shortlisted candidates may also be asked to undertake an interview via Skype.

Please email your inquiries and applications to Ms Kathryn Taylor <k.taylor@unimelb.edu.au>.

Applications are due by 15 February 2020.

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