VISITING PHD SCHOLAR PROGRAM – CALL FOR APPLICATIONS 2017

The Legal Intersections Research Centre (LIRC) at the University of Wollongong (UOW) invites applications from PhD students enrolled at other universities to visit LIRC for a minimum period of two weeks in 2017.

LIRC engages in interdisciplinary scholarship across law, society and culture with a focus on public interest law and social justice. LIRC academic members come from law as well as diverse disciplines including media and cultural studies, business and forensic mental health. LIRC members’ current research relates to six themes:

  • Contesting Vulnerability;
  • Crime and Society;
  • Legal Transpositions;
  • Law and Popular Cultures;
  • Social Justice and Global Forces;
  • Legal Ethics, Culture, Practice and Professionalism.

The Visiting PhD Scholar Program aims to support high quality interdisciplinary PhD research in LIRC’s areas of research, to provide opportunities to PhD scholars from other universities to be involved in LIRC’s research activity and to support PhD scholars to form ongoing networks with LIRC academic and higher degree research (HDR) members.

LIRC will award one visiting PhD scholarship in 2017 up to $1500 to cover the cost of travel to Wollongong and assist with living expenses in Wollongong during the program. Visiting PhD scholars will have office space with a computer, printing and copying facilities and borrowing privileges at the UOW library. Visits in 2017 will be scheduled during August to October to maximise the opportunity for interaction with LIRC members and HDRs. Visiting PhD scholars are expected to be present on campus during the period of their visit in order to conduct their PhD research, participate in LIRC’s research activity, present their research at a lunchtime LIRC research seminar and be available for discussion of their research with LIRC academic and HDR members and UOW law honours students.

Application format

  • a curriculum vitae of no more than three pages, including name, previous degree/s, home institution and faculty, enrolment profile (fulltime, part-time, planned completion) supervisors, and, as applicable scholarship/s, publications and/or conference presentations, and work background;
  • a one page summary including the title, aims, overview, structure, chapter title, and of current status of the PhD research project;
  • a one page explanation of the alignment between the applicant’s PhD project and LIRC research, with reference to current research projects of one or more members of LIRC members, and how the applicant and their PhD will benefit from the visit to LIRC;
  • The proposed dates for the visit (between August and October 2017);
  • A reference, preferably from the applicant’s Principal PhD Supervisor

Applications close: Friday 24 February, 2017

Enquiries: Dr Felicity Bell, fbell@uow.edu.au

LIRC: lha.uow.edu.au/law/LIRC

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