Europa Policy Labs

DEADLINE EXTENDED! Applications are now due by 10 April 2018. Application forms are at the bottom of this page.

The ANU Centre for European Studies (ANUCES) has been awarded a two-year EU Jean Monnet grant to run a series of Europa Policy Labs (EUROPOL) that will offer evidence-based research to challenge the policy status quo and encourage innovative and responsible policies that benefit the EU and Australia.

EUROPOL will focus on specific policy challenges including environment, trade, and migration. Both quantitative and qualitative methods will be used to answer the following questions:

  • What shapes policy decisions?
  • What works in policy designs?
  • How do we know that the policy is working?

Each EUROPOL research project will be organised into four distinct phases:

  • Diagnose – establish scope and reframe question – to be staged in the visiting fellow’s first Europa Policy Lab presentation;
  • Discover – research phase A – generate insight through employing policy analytics and user insight (ongoing engagement with policy community and stakeholders);
  • Develop – research phase B – generate fresh ideas and recommendations; and
  • Deliver – test and refine shared ideas and proposals to the policy community and stakeholders at the final Policy Lab presentation. Refine project and publish in Policy Briefs and other academic and policy outlets.

Funds are available for eight EUROPOL Visiting Fellowship places staggered throughout 2018, with the first Visiting Fellowship due to commence in April 2018. Each Visiting Fellow will undertake two visits to Australia based at The Australian National University in Canberra. The timing of the two visits is negotiable, but can be no later than 31 August 2019. EUROPOL Visiting Fellows are expected to run an initial policy lab during their first visit, with research findings and dissemination to take place during their second visit. The funds of up to AUD$7,000 for the total fellowship would cover travel to/from Canberra, and accommodation and living expenses for one week per visit.

An option of a further (unfunded) period as an official visitor at ANUCES is possible during which time the person can undertake any research project with a link to issues of relevance to the EU, however accommodation and expenses during this time will be self-funded by the Visiting Fellow.

If successful, Visiting Fellows must be in residence at ANU throughout the duration of their fellowship. The Visiting Fellowship offer does not constitute an offer of employment with the University. Visiting Fellows are provided with office space and a networked computer providing access to the Internet and email. ANUCES also provides some administrative support. In addition, Visiting Fellows are welcome to make use of the University’s libraries. Visiting Fellows are invited to participate in the Centre’s outreach and teaching activities, including seminars, roundtables, workshops and conferences.

How to apply

Provide a 1-2 page description of your proposed research project, complete the Application Form and email both to:
Send the Referee Form to your 2 referees. Ask them to complete the form, attach their written reference, and email both to:


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