Centre for European Studies - EABC-ANUCES Fellowship Program
About the EABC-ANUCES Fellowship Program
The European Australian Business Council (EABC) is one of the most active and high profile peak business organisations in Australia. The EABC promotes a forum for business leaders to engage in high-level dialogue on economic and public policy issues with Australian and European political leaders, officials, diplomats and business delegations. The EABC-ANUCES Visiting Fellowship is a collaboration between the EABC and the Australian National University to develop and communicate research on trade investment and regulatory policy issues between Australia and the European Union. The EABC-ANUCES Fellowship Program is specifically aimed at supporting and hosting local and international scholars wishing to undertake research at the Australian National University.
The EABC-ANUCES Visiting Fellowship supports research that is broadly relevant to EU-Australia trade and economic relations. Potential areas of research may include: trade in goods and services, the political economy of tariffs, the impact and options for dealing with non-tariff barriers, the possible use of mutual recognition as a mechanism for countering the restrictive impact of regulatory divergences between Australia and the EU and its member countries, and investment and public procurement issues. The research may contribute to current debates about the use of free trade agreements by both the EU and Australia and the prospects for such an agreement between them. Other, related areas of research will also be considered.
The Fellowship will suit university graduates with professional backgrounds or research interest in a variety of academic fields, such as economics, business studies, law, political science and international relations, or related academic areas. The Fellowship-holder will have an opportunity to demonstrate their research skills by preparing a policy-relevant research report. They will establish valuable contacts in Australia’s business world, and present their report to representatives of leading firms that engage in EU-Australia business relations.
The Fellowship requires a minimum period of three months residency at a time to be jointly agreed upon between the successful candidates and ANU and EABC. Applicants should note the preferred time in the application form. Up to two Fellowships are available in 2014.
The EABC-ANUCES Fellow is expected to conduct research on the nominated topic which will result in at least one academic publication. The Fellow is also expected to produce a policy-relevant briefing paper based on this research for the EABC. The report should be ready at least 3 weeks before the end of the Fellowship term to enable the Fellow to present the research findings in a range of fora organised by the EABC and ANUCES. The Fellow is also expected to participate in the Centre’s program of activities including the seminar series, workshops, and conferences.
Conditions of EABC-ANUCES Fellowship
The EABC-ANUCES Fellowship is open to emerging and established scholars. A doctorate qualification or substantial progress into doctoral studies in the proposed field of research is essential. This Fellowship is for a minimum period of 3 months. The grant can be used towards economy airfares and accommodation for the Visiting Fellow. The maximum contribution for travel and accommodation is AUD$10,000. This financial assistance is not a salary replacement. The EABC-ANUCES Fellow is normally expected to be in residence at the ANU for the duration of the appointment. There will also be opportunities for visits to the Sydney headquarters of the EABC and associated off-site activities.
This Fellowship offer does not constitute an offer of employment with either the EABC or the University. The Fellows are provided with office space and a networked computer providing access to the Internet and email. The Centre also provides some administrative support. In addition, Fellows are welcome to make use of the University’s libraries and other facilities. Fellows will also be provided with academic supervision and professional mentoring from personnel associated with the Centre.
About the EABC
The European Australian Business Council (EABC) was founded in 1999 to bring together private and public sector organisations supporting the Australian-European trade and investment relationship. Since its formation, council Members have contributed greatly to the forging of stronger business and institutional links between the European Union and Australia, working in close partnership with the official agencies of the EU and Australia.
The EABC is an incorporated, not for profit organisation, whose membership includes major Australian and European companies, private businesses and public policy leaders and other organisations found on Australia-Europe business relations. For further information about the EABC go to: www.eabc.com.au.
About the ANUCES
The ANU Centre for European Studies Centre (ANUCES) was established in 2001 as a joint initiative of the ANU and the European Union. It is the leading EU Studies Centre in the country. The Centre underscores the university-wide commitment to European studies. Located at the heart of diplomatic and political life in Canberra, ANUCES now involves the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences, ANU College of Law, ANU College of Business and Economics, and ANU College of Asia and the Pacific.
ANUCES aims to promote interdisciplinary dialogue, generate collaborative research projects at home and abroad, and contribute to the development of public sector policy and debate. The Centre has an established record of leadership in EU studies within the context of the wider Asia-Pacific region. The Centre supports postdoctoral and doctoral research, and visiting scholars working in the field of EU and comparative studies concerning Australia and Europe. For further information about the Centre’s activities, staff and facilities, go to http://politicsir.cass.anu.edu.au/centres/anu-centre-for-european-studies.
EABC-ANUCES Fellowship 2014
Closing Date of Application: 28 February 2014
1. Assessment Process
The criteria for assessing nominations include academic distinction demonstrated by the standard measures of level and place of appointment, record of publication, honours and awards; relevance of the proposed research to the call; referee reports.
Selection of the EABC-ANUCES Fellowship for the 2014 program will be announced by the end of March 2014. The selection committee will comprise of ANU and EABC representatives. ANU values diversity and inclusion and believes Research Fellowship opportunities must not be limited by socio-economic background, race, religion or gender. For more information about equity at the ANU, visit http://hr.anu.edu.au/staff-equity.
2. Application Form
Applicants should submit a completed application form, together with a CV, list of publications and/or professional activities and project proposal.
3. Project Proposal
Applicants should provide a 2 page description of their planned research project - see information on the application form. In addition, please include a statement of no more than half a page identifying the policy-relevance of the research project.
4. Referee Reports
Applicants need to provide the names of two referees who will support their application. Referees should submit their confidential report separately to the ANU Centre for European Studies on the form provided, by the closing date of that Call for Applications. Referee reports can be downloaded below.
Applications should be sent by post, fax or email:
Attn: EABC-ANUCES Visiting Fellowship Program
ANU Centre for European Studies
The Australian National University
1 Liversidge Street (Building 67C)
Canberra ACT 0200
F: +61 2 6125 9976
Please contact Ms Jane Coultas, Centre Manager
T: +61 2 6125 9896
F: +61 2 6125 9976