The TC Beirne School of Law Visiting Research Fellowships are designed to provide an opportunity for scholars of international standing to visit The University of Queensland. It is envisaged that Visiting Fellows will:

  • participate in the intellectual life of the school
  • present a paper in the Law School’s Research Seminar Series
  • meet with PhD students and early career researchers.

Timing and support

The visiting fellowship is usually awarded for a minimum of 4-6 weeks. Visiting Fellows may be able to stay for a longer period but this will depend on resources.

Fellows will be allocated an office, computing facilities and access to the University's library. Financial support may be available to assist in meeting the costs of the applicant’s economy class flights to and from The University of Queensland, and towards accommodation during the period of stay. The maximum available is $5,000 (AUD).

Selection criteria

Candidates will be assessed by reference to:

  • the quality of their research record, relative to opportunity
  • the quality of the planned research project and the expected outcomes
  • the extent to which the candidate will contribute to the intellectual life of the School, including the potential for furthering links with the TC Beirne Law School.

Application process and timeline

Applications for 2021 close on 31st May 2020 and should include a:

  • completed application form, including budget
  • research proposal (2-3 pages)
  • letter of support from a member or members of the TC Beirne School of Law
  • curriculum vitae including full publications list.

Please note that official sponsorship by The University of Queensland is required by the Australian Government for academic visitors to obtain a visa for longer than 3 months. The process can take several months, so please apply for your intended academic visit at least 6 months in advance.

Completed applications should be addressed to the Deputy Dean (Research) Professor Heather Douglas and submitted by email to research@law.uq.edu.au.

General information for visitors

Please apply to visit the UQ Law School at least 6 months in advance of your planned visit.

Applicants who are offered a place in the Visitor’s program for less than 90 days may apply for a visa online. For applicants who are offered a place in the Visitor's program to stay longer than 90 days: it is your responsibility to ensure you enter Australia with an appropriate visa.  Visit the Department of Home Affairs to find out more about entering Australia or explore your visa options online.

Accommodation suggestions

All options are within walking distance of public transport to UQ.

City

Ibis Styles Brisbane Elizabeth Street
Royal On The Park
Stamford Plaza Brisbane
Evolution apartments (closest to Supreme and Federal Courts)
Oakwood Hotel & Apartments (closest to Chinatown)

South Bank

Ivy and Eve
Rydges Southbank Brisbane
Swiss-Belhotel Brisbane

Neighbouring suburb

Jephson Hotel 
Inn on the Park
Toowong Central Motel

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