Friday, October 23, 2009

Call for Applications: Lauterpacht Centre (Fellowship)

The Lauterpacht Centre for International Law has issued a call for applications for the 2010 Brandon Research Fellowship. Here's the call:

The Lauterpacht Centre for International Law is pleased to announce the establishment of the Brandon Research Fellowship, funded by the generous gift of Mr Michael Brandon MA, LLB, LLM (Cantab.), MA (Yale), Member of the English Bar (1952) and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (1992).

The Brandon Research Fellowship will be awarded on an annual basis and is intended to cover a stay of at least 8 weeks at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law. The first Fellowship, for 2010, will be worth £3000; any additional travel or other expenses will be the responsibility of the Fellow. Two awards may be made if the strength of the field warrants it.

The Brandon Research Fellow will undertake a project on some aspect of public or private international law or international arbitration while based at the Lauterpacht Centre. Candidates must specify a project in their application. Fellows must produce a report of their work in English at the end of their Fellowship and deposit with the Lauterpacht Centre any publication resulting from the work undertaken during the Fellowship.

Candidates must be fluent in English and at least one of French, German or Spanish. Preference will be given to candidates who are born nationals of members of the European Union (as it was constituted on 1 January 2005); members of the British Commonwealth; Argentina; Brazil; Chile; Switzerland; and the United States of America. Information on requirements and eligibility can be found in the guidance notes below.

The Lauterpacht Centre provides a centre for research in Cambridge for legal practitioners and academics from around the world. The Brandon Research Fellow will be welcomed as part of the community of Visiting Fellows at the Centre. While in Cambridge, Visiting Fellows have the opportunity to meet with other scholars in their field. Visiting Fellows are encouraged to participate fully in the activities of the Centre, including lectures and work in progress seminars on international law and related subjects, and have access to the law libraries in the Centre and the Faculty of Law.


Applications should be submitted in accordance with the guidance notes and using the application form available on the Lauterpacht Centre website. The application should consist of the following:

  • completed Application Form (including an outline of the proposed research);
  • a curriculum vitae (max 4 pages);
  • two letters of reference.

All documents should be prepared in English. Applications must be received by 30 November 2009. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.