The Indian Equality Law Programme (led by Associate Professor Tarun Khaitan, funded by the Letten Prize) is offering Indian Equality Law Visiting Fellowships. These Fellowships are aimed at capacity-building for early career scholars. Applications are invited for two or three visiting fellows to spend 4-5 weeks at Melbourne Law School (MLS) preferably around November/early December 2019.
During their time at MLS, each successful candidate will be expected to finalise a 10,000-word research paper on any aspect of Indian equality or anti-discrimination law, under the supervision of Associate Professor Tarunabh Khaitan. They will also be required to submit this paper for consideration of the Indian Law Review upon completion, and commit to publishing it in that journal if accepted.
Fellowship Provisions and Benefits
Funding for the fellowships is provided by the Letten Prize awarded to Associate Professor Tarunabh Khaitan in 2018. Successful candidates will be reimbursed for an economy class return flight to Melbourne and accommodation costs. Basic living costs will also be subsidised / covered for Fellows who can demonstrate financial need.
Fellows will be based at MLS and will benefit from a research-intensive environment. They will be expected to be involved in all activities of the Programme, and attend relevant seminars, workshops and reading groups during their time at MLS. This includes attending a workshop on South Asian public law, tentatively scheduled to be held in the first week of December 2019. Further benefits of the programme include opportunities to interact with other visiting equality law scholars.
Who we are looking for
The Indian Equality Law Visiting Fellowships are designed for advanced-stage doctoral students or early-career academic scholars (with no more than 5 years of post-doctoral, university teaching or litigation experience) with an interest in Indian equality / anti-discrimination law and/or comparative law. Candidates from under-represented backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.
How to Apply
If you would like to apply for the Indian Equality Law Visiting Fellowship, please complete the steps in the Call for Applications (below).