Indian Equality Law Visiting Fellowships 2019 at Melbourne Law School

Indian Equality Law Visiting Fellowships 2019 at Melbourne Law School

Deadline: February 1, 2019

Applications are open for the Indian Equality Law Visiting Fellowships 2019 at Melbourne Law School. The Indian Equality Law Visiting Fellowship is aimed at capacity-building for early career scholars.

During their time at MLS, each successful candidate will be expected to finalise a 10,000-word research paper on any aspect of Indian equality or anti-discrimination law, under the supervision of Associate Professor Tarunabh Khaitan. They will also be required to submit this paper for consideration of the Indian Law Review upon completion, and commit to publishing it in that journal if accepted.

Fellows will be based at MLS and will benefit from a research-intensive environment. They will be expected to be involved in all activities of the Program, and attend relevant seminars, workshops and reading groups during their time at MLS. This includes attending a workshop on South Asian public law, tentatively scheduled to be held in the first week of December 2019. Further benefits of the program include opportunities to interact with other visiting equality law scholars.


  • Funding for the fellowships is provided by the Letten Prize awarded to Associate Professor Tarunabh Khaitan in 2018. Successful candidates will be reimbursed for an economy class return flight to Melbourne and accommodation costs. Basic living costs will also be subsidised/covered for Fellows who can demonstrate financial need.


  • The Indian Equality Law Visiting Fellowships are designed for advanced-stage doctoral students or early-career academic scholars (with no more than 5 years of post-doctoral, university teaching or litigation experience) with an interest in Indian equality/antidiscrimination law and/or comparative law;
  • Candidates from under-represented backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply


To apply for the program please submit the following:

  • CV (no more than 2 pages)
  • Cover Letter (optional—should be no more than 1 page)
  • Contact details of two academic referees (including their institutional affiliations, email addresses and telephone numbers)
  • Research proposal (up to 1,000 words) clearly outlining the research hypothesis, research questions and structure of arguments (focused, clearly written, original and feasible proposals will be preferred)
  • List of relevant bibliographical references (no more than 1 page)

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to develop the proposal into an early draft (of around 4,000-5,000 words) of the proposed paper, to be submitted by the end of April 2019. The final selection will be made on the basis of this draft. Shortlisted candidates may also be asked to undertake an interview via Skype.

Please email your inquiries and applications to Ms Kathryn Taylor via [email protected]

For more information, visit Indian Equality Law Visiting Fellowships.