2017/2018 Melbourne Law School Laureate Graduate Research Scholarships



2017/2018 Melbourne Law School Laureate Graduate Research Scholarships

The Laureate Program in Comparative Constitutional Law aims to address a problem for liberal democracies: the need to reconcile the tensions between the pursuit of diversity and the promotion of social cohesion.

Melbourne Law School (MLS) is Australia’s first all-graduate law faculty. Melbourne Law School was the first faculty in Australia to teach law and awarded this country’s first law degrees.

Course Level: Scholarships are available to undertake research full-time programme.

Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded to undertake a higher degree by research through Professor Adrienne Stone’s Kathleen Fitzpatrick Australian Laureate Fellowship Program on Balancing Diversity and Social Cohesion in Democratic Constitutions.

Scholarship Award: Scholarship recipients undertaking research through the Laureate Program will be awarded an annual stipend of AUD$34,682 (tax free), and will be eligible to apply for up to AUD$4,000 project funding over the course of their candidature for approved travel and conference attendance. The scholarship is available for a maximum period of four years, with no extensions possible. A relocation allowance of AUD $2,000 may be granted for candidates who need to move from outside Victoria or AUD $3,000 for candidates who need to move from outside Australia to study at the University of Melbourne.

Scholarship can be taken in Australia

Eligibility: Eligible applicants must:

  • Have an Honours 1 or high 2A (or equivalent) undergraduate degree in law;
  • Be available to undertake research full-time;
  • Not be receiving similar funding or stipend from another Commonwealth programme;
  • Not have completed a degree at the same level or at a higher level in the same field of endeavour;
  • Not have previously held a Research Training Program Scholarship (RTPS), Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) or Australian Postgraduate Award Industry (APAI) unless it was terminated within the first six months of the earlier award.

Nationality: Australian and international students are eligible to apply.

Melbourne Law School College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Applicants must have an undergraduate degree.

Test Requirement: No

English Language Requirement: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

How to Apply: Applications for doctoral scholarships must be submitted with clearly identified titles as listed below, and include the following:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • All prior undergraduate and graduate academic transcripts
  • Research proposal (maximum 2,000 words)
  • Statement outlining reasons for seeking to participate in the Laureate program (maximum 250 words)
  • Information on prior research completed (e.g. Honours thesis, Masters thesis).

Application Deadline: The application deadline is July 1, 2017.

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