Research Fellowship Program

Call for applications

International Research Fellowships 2013-2014

The International Research Fellowship Programme supports international visiting fellows at the Monash European and EU Centre for periods of one month or more.  This initiative enables noted international scholars to undertake research on EU themes at the Monash European and EU Centre and to participate in its research, teaching and outreach activities.

Grants of up to $6000 are available to assist with travel to Australia, and accommodation and subsistence expenses while in Melbourne.

Domestic Research Fellowships 2013-2014

The Domestic Fellowship Programme supports domestic visiting fellows at the Monash European and EU Centre for up to one month.  This initiative enables Australian and international postgraduate students and noted scholars already in Australia to undertake research on EU themes at the Monash European and EU Centre and to participate in its research, teaching and outreach activities.

Grants of up to $2000 are available to assist with accommodation and subsistence expenses while in Melbourne.

Information for applicants

  • Visiting Fellows are encouraged to visit Monash during semester periods:

March to June             or                     July to November,

and especially around the time of EU Centre conferences such as the International Conference of Australian and New Zealand EU Centres in September 2013.

  • Conditions of the fellowship:
    • Visiting Fellows must be in residence in Melbourne during the time of their fellowship;
    • Visiting Fellows will be provided with shared office space, and will have access to a networked computer with access to University email, the internet and the Monash University Library;
    • Visiting Fellows continue to be employed by their home institution whilst undertaking their fellowship at Monash;
    • The grant is not for specifically teaching, however the recipient shall be required to deliver at least one public lecture or research seminar, and to take an active role with the Centre’s graduate students;
    • Visiting Fellows are encouraged to take part in the activities of the Centre, including outreach initiatives, conferences and seminars.
  • Themes to be addressed include: EU external relations; the EU, developing countries and emerging powers; Comparative regionalism; Regional organizations and global governance; the EU and global challenges. Preference will be given to proposals that fit well with one or more of these domains.

How to apply

1.            Application form:

The completed relevant application form must be submitted by the closing date, along with a maximum 2 page description of the proposed research project, a current CV and contact details of two referees.

For the International Research Fellowship application in PDF click here: International_Fellowship_Application 2013.   For the Domestic Research Fellowship application in PDF click here: Domestic_Fellowship_Application 2013.  For a Word version of either form, email europecentre@monash.edu

2.            Project proposal:

The Fellowship Programme is highly competitive. The quality of the written application is of paramount importance.

3.            Referee reports:

Applicants provide the names of two referees who are willing to support their application.

Referees submit their confidential comments on the applicant’s research proposal directly to the Monash European and EU Centre by email or post, by the closing date.  Referees should comment on the applicant’s academic track record, the benefit of the proposed project to European Studies as a discipline, and the applicant’s potential to develop joint research projects.

4.            Application submission:

All applications and referee reports must be submitted by email or post to:

  • Email:  europecentre@monash.edu
  • Postal address: Monash European and EU Centre, PO Box 197, Caulfield East VIC 3145, Australia

Closing date for applications: Friday 31 May 2013

 

About the Monash European and EU Centre

The MEEUC is one of just three centres funded by the European Commission in Australia and of 37 such EU Centres worldwide. Formally launched in Melbourne on 31 July 2006, the Centre is a joint undertaking by the Commission in Brussels and Monash University in Melbourne.

The multidisciplinary Centre encompassing the Faculties of Arts, Business and Economics, and Law provides teaching, research and outreach programmes on European and European Union matters.

Key strengths of the Centre include the research expertise of its members and its multidisciplinary Master in European and International Studies.

The Centre works closely with the Monash University Prato Centre in Italy, the Monash Asia Institute and with other key Centres and Institutes at Monash University.

The MEEUC collaborates with EU Centres in the Asia-Pacific and beyond, and with universities providing research and teaching on Europe and the EU.  This includes the Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques (Sciences Po) in Paris, France, the Institute for European Studies of the Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium), the National Centre for Research on Europe (University of Canterbury, New Zealand), the ANU Centre for European Studies in Canberra, the EU Centre at RMIT and the European Studies Centre at Sichuan University (China).

The Centre works collaboratively with the Contemporary European Studies Association of Australia (CESAA), the Delegation of the European Union to Australia and New Zealand, the embassies of EU Member States in Australia and communities of European origin in Melbourne. In 2009, the MEEUC was awarded a Jean Monnet Chair and together with Centres of EU Studies within the region (University of Canterbury in New Zealand, Fudan University in China and Keio University in Japan) became part of a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence Asia-Pacific. The MEEUC is a member of the EU-Oceania Social Science Inter-regional Consortium, funding research exchanges through the Erasmus Mundus program between 12 universities in across Europe and Oceania.