UNSW Comparative Constitutional Law – Book Workshop


This project aims to support the completion of book-length works by comparative constitutional scholars working in institutions with limited research support. It aims in particular to encourage the development of monographs focused on:

  • the promotion of democratic resilience in new and fragile democracies;
  • constitutions, equality and inclusion; and  
  • democratic responsiveness to pressing social and economic problems such as inequality, poverty and climate change. 

The workshop aims to provide limited funding for books and research assistance, as well as feedback and mentoring on the development of a book proposal via online feedback sessions.

Up to 4 scholars will be invited to participate in the program each year, and each will receive an honorarium of $AUS 3000. 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.

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

  1. A CV;
  2. Writing sample (e.g., a published article);
  3. 1 page statement of the book project you are working on, or contemplating, and would benefit from feedback on; and
  4. A cover letter explaining why you think you would benefit from being involved in the workshop, including details of how the financial support would aid in completing your proposed project.

Female-identifying scholars are especially invited to apply.

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