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Visiting Fellow Programs
2013-2014 Fellowship Round

April 2013 to April 2014
Closing date: 1 February 2013

The Visiting Fellowship Program at the Centre for European Studies at the Australian National University (ANU) is part of the Centre’s mission to promote research, education and dialogue between Europe and Australia. The Visiting Fellowship Program is specifically aimed at supporting and hosting local and international scholars wishing to undertake research at the Australian National University.

Research themes

Each year the ANU Centre for European Studies announces broad research themes. Applications from scholars interested in these themes from any discipline are welcome. Please note that while priority is accorded to applications addressing these themes, proposals outside these themes will also be considered. The broad theme for 2013-14 is ‘Reinventing Europe: Cultures, Geographies, Politics’. Within this theme, several research interests can be pursued that take a comparative perspective involving Europe, such as:

• European unity and diversity
• Governance, citizenship and democracy
• Defence, security and peacekeeping
• Economic and social resilience
• Institutions, traditions and beliefs
• Movement and exchange of people, culture and ideas
• Heritage, history and environment
• Networks for collaboration and competition
• Creative Europe

These 2013-14 research interests draw on some of the existing research projects of staff in the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences, but applications in relation to other research projects will also be considered.
Types of fellowships

Visiting Fellow: This Fellowship is for a period between one and six months. The grant can be used towards economy airfares and accommodation for the Visiting Fellow. The maximum contribution for travel and accommodation is AUD$3,500. This financial assistance is not a salary replacement.

Visiting Scholar: This scholarship of up to $5,000 is aimed at current PhD students and early-career academics within two years after the completion of their doctoral studies. This financial assistance is for travel and accommodation.

Conditions of Fellowships and Scholarships

If successful, Visiting Fellows and Scholars must be in residence at the ANU throughout the duration of their fellowship.

The Visiting Fellowship and Scholarship offers do not constitute an offer of employment with the University.

Visiting Fellows and Scholars are provided with office space and a networked computer providing access to the Internet and email. The Centre also provides some administrative support. In addition, Visiting Fellows and Scholars are welcome to make use of the University’s libraries.

Visiting Fellows and Scholars are invited to participate in the Centre’s outreach and teaching activities, including the seminar series, roundtables, workshops, conferences, the European Studies Summer School and the Graduate Intensive Course.
About the Centre

The ANU Centre for European Studies Centre (ANUCES) was established in 2001 as a joint initiative of the ANU and the European Union. It underscores the university-wide commitment to European studies. Located at the heart of diplomatic and political life in Canberra, ANUCES now involves the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences, ANU College of Law, ANU College of Business and Economics, and ANU College of Asia and the Pacific.

ANUCES aims to promote interdisciplinary dialogue, generate collaborative research projects at home and abroad, and contribute to the development of public sector policy and debate. The Centre has an established record of leadership in EU studies within the context of the wider Asia-Pacific region. The Centre supports postdoctoral and doctoral research, and visiting scholars working in the field of EU and comparative studies concerning Australia and Europe.

The Centre maintains close links with other Australian and New Zealand EU Centres, in particular the Monash European and EU Centre (Monash University), the European Union Centre (RMIT University) and the National Centre for Research on Europe (University of Canterbury), as well as the Innovative Universities European Union Centre in Australia (La Trobe University, Macquarie University, Newcastle University, Flinders University, Murdoch University and Griffith University), and the European Union Centres Network in New Zealand (University of Auckland, University of Waikato, Massey University, Victoria University of Wellington, Lincoln University, University of Otago).

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Application Procedures

1. Application Form

Applicants should submit a completed application form, together with a CV and list of publications and/or professional activities. Application forms can be downloaded below.

2. Project Proposal

Applicants should provide a 1-2 page description of their planned research project - see information on the application form.

3. Referee Reports

Applicants need to provide the names of two referees who will support their application. Referees should submit their confidential report separately to the ANU Centre for European Studies on the form provided, by the closing date of that Call for Applications. Referee reports can be downloaded below.

Applications should be sent by post, fax or email:

Postal address:
The Director
Attn: Visiting Fellows Program
ANU Centre for European Studies
The Australian National University
1 Liversidge Street (Building 67C)
Canberra ACT 0200