Creators’ Rights: Visiting Fellowships for early career scholars at Melbourne Law School



THE IPRIA FELLOWSHIPS HAVE BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

We invite applications from early career scholars to spend 1-2 months in residence at Melbourne Law School in 2020 or 2021 to conduct research relevant to creators’ rights. They will be supervised by A/Prof Rebecca Giblin, Director of IPRIA and leader of the Author’s Interest Project, and will have opportunity to spend time with other members of Melbourne Law School’s vibrant IP community.

These Fellowships are intended to support outstanding emerging researchers to conduct innovative research in an outstanding research environment. This is a unique opportunity to travel to Melbourne, connect with like-minded colleagues and develop research in a collegial and supportive environment. Visitors will be formally appointed as Fellows of IPRIA.

Eligibility

The opportunity is open to scholars in any field, and we expect it to be of particular interest to those in law, economics, creative economics and publishing studies.

Applicants must be within 10 years of completion of their PhD, or 10 years of commencing an academic position (whichever comes first). Time can be added for any significant career interruptions.

Funding

Up to AUD $4000 will be considered towards the costs of accommodation and travel to Melbourne. The amount awarded will depend on need, including other funding sources and cost of travel. Successful applicants will be notified of their exact funding offer together with outcomes.

Reimbursement of costs usually occurs at the conclusion of each visit. However, if there are extenuating reasons why repayment would be necessary earlier, applicants should let us know in their applications.

Visas

Applicants are responsible for determining whether they require a visit to travel, and obtaining and funding such visas.

Closing dates

THE IPRIA FELLOWSHIPS HAVE BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

Application Criteria

Applicants should submit:

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Statement explaining their previous research (up to 1000 words)
  3. Statement outlining the research they propose to carry out while in residence at IPRIA (up to 1000 words). Fellows will be expected to eventually publish a piece of research related to creators’ rights that was developed during their visit
  4. Reasons seeking to participate in the program (up to 200 words)
  5. Proposed dates (note that Australian law schools are very quiet over the southern summer, and so December and January aren’t usually suitable for visits)
  6. Statement of eligibility (noting date that their PhD was completed or first academic role was commenced)
  7. Funding required for the trip (up to AUD $4000). Please explain whether any other organisation will contribute to the costs of your travel.
  8. The names and contact details of two referees.

Application format

1. Applications should consist of a single pdf file with each of the following headings:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Research History
  • Research Proposal
  • Reasons to Participate
  • Proposed Visit Dates
  • Funding required
  • Statement of Eligibility

2. On each page, include your title, full name (last name underlined) and email address

3. Include page numbers in consecutive order for all pages.

Submissions

Address applications to A/Prof Rebecca Giblin, and email to ipria-info@unimelb.edu.au. Only applications that follow the format requirements and provide the required information will be considered for Fellowships.

Selection process

After considering the written applications, we will contact referees for shortlisted applicants to help reach final decisions about offers. If you are not successful in 2020, please consider applying again in 2021. In the event no candidates we consider suitable for the opportunity apply, we reserve the right not to appoint any Fellows.

Key dates

THE IPRIA FELLOWSHIPS HAVE BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.