UNSW Comparative Constitutional Law – Junior Scholars Workshop

This workshop aims to bring together junior and senior scholars from around the world to engage in deep discussion about research methods and approaches to core global public law challenges – including the promotion of democratic resilience, inclusion and responsiveness to pressing social and economic problems such as inequality, poverty and climate change. The workshop will involve one initial methods workshop followed by 3-4 work in progress seminars, in which junior scholars present and more senior scholars give feedback.  It will meet virtually 5-6 times across June-August at approximately 7am Sydney time and aim to build an enduring community of like-minded and mutually supportive scholars, among participants, alumni and program fellows.

Up to 6 junior scholars will be invited to participate in the program each year, and each will receive an honorarium of $AUS 2000.  The workshop is hosted by Professor Rosalind Dixon, as part of her ARC Future Fellowship project on Constitutions and Democratic Resilience. Attendees may also be invited to attend other events hosted by Dixon, including the annual CCL roundtable hosted by the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law.

Junior scholars are defined, for this purpose, as anyone currently undertaking a Phd or masters by research, or who is within 5 years of graduating from a masters or Phd – or equivalent, factoring in career interruptions.

To apply for the workshop, please submit by March 31 2022:

  1. A CV;
  2. Writing sample (eg a published article or chapter from your dissertation);
  3. 1 page statement of a current project you are working on and would benefit from feedback on;
  4. The name and contact details of at least one academic referee, or reference letter; and
  5. A cover letter explaining why you think you would benefit from being involved in the workshop.

Female-identifying scholars, and scholars from institutions with limited funds to support research, are especially invited to apply.

Applications should be sent to Tom Chapman at gtcentre@unsw.edu.au