The Centre for International Governance and Justice (CIGJ), part of the Regulatory Institutions Network (RegNet) in the College of Asia and the Pacific at the Australian National University in Canberra, invites applications from PhD students enrolled at other universities to visit the Centre between January and December 2015. Between two and four visiting scholarships will be awarded in 2015.
Visiting scholarships will cover travel to Canberra (economy class fares) and AU$ 1500 towards the costs of living in Canberra. To be eligible for the travel and full living allowance, candidates must be at the Centre for at least 4 weeks. Candidates may extend their stay for longer, but no further allowance is available. Visiting students will have shared office space with a computer, printing and copying facilities, and borrowing privileges at ANU libraries.Â This scheme is offered under the auspices of Professor Hilary Charlesworthâ€™s Australian Research Council Laureate Fellowship, â€˜Strengthening the International Human Rights System: Rights, Regulation and Ritualismâ€™. It aims to encourage doctoral students working in the area of human rights to visit CIGJ and to participate actively in its research life. For further information about CIGJ, and about Professor Charlesworthâ€™s Laureate Project, see the project website at:
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Applicants should be conscious of the fact that accommodation costs are relatively high in Canberra, and so may require additional sources of funding to supplement their visit. Students will be required to organise their own travel and accommodation arrangements, and those coming from overseas will also be responsible for obtaining and funding any necessary visas.
Applications are due by 1st December 2014. They should include the candidateâ€™s curriculum vitae and a statement (of up to 500 words) about their PhD research and how it might benefit from a visiting PhD scholarship at CIGJ, as well as the proposed dates of the visit. Contact details for the applicantâ€™s supervisor(s) should also be included.Â For further information and for submission of applications, please contact Ms Julia Wee, CIGJ Administrator, at: firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com>.