School For
Junior Scholars

21 June to 30 June 2023

Sydney, Australia

The ICON•S winter/summer school will be hosted in Sydney from 21st to 30th June 2023, immediately prior to the ICON•S Wellington conference. The winter/summer school will be convened by Prof. Rosalind Dixon (Honorary President of ICON•S) and jointly organized by ICON•S through its Committee on Community and Engagement, UNSW Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law, NUS Law Centre for Asian Legal Studies, The University of Hamburg and ICON•S Aus-NZ.

ICON•S | The International Society of Public Law invites you to apply for its first winter/summer school for junior scholars scheduled to be held from June 21 to 30, 2023, in Sydney, Australia.

Aims of the ICON•S Winter/Summer School

The ICON•S winter/summer school will offer the opportunity for approximately twenty junior scholars to deepen their sense of connection and community within ICON•S after a period of virtual conferencing.

It will offer a set of introductory sessions conducted by leading scholars in the field focused on methodologies, writing and publishing, select skills, and career planning. These sessions will be followed by opportunities to workshop a draft article or chapter and receive in-depth comments on the same.

Who Can Participate

Applications for the ICON•S winter/summer school are open to all junior scholars.

A junior scholar is defined as an aspiring career academic who self-identifies as such and/or whose terminal degree for entering the profession has not yet begun, is in the process of being completed, or was earned within the previous five years (excluding career breaks).

Financial Support

The organizers will provide accommodation for the duration of the ICON•S winter/summer school and some meals in Sydney.

In addition, participants planning to attend the ICON•S Annual Conference in Wellington, New Zealand, will be provided travel funding for economy-class airfare from Sydney to Wellington.

A limited number of travel bursaries may be available to assist in travel to Sydney for those who have not been able to access funding from ICON•S, their home institution, or third-party organizations/foundations. Kindly specify in the relevant box in your application whether you would wish to be considered for a travel bursary and whether your participation in the winter/summer school is contingent on availing a travel bursary.

Application for ICON•S Winter/Summer School

There is no application fee to apply. To apply, applicants must submit the following:

1. A CV
2. Cover letter
3. Abstract of a paper/chapter you intend to workshop at the winter/summer school.
4. Financial aid statement (optional)

How to Submit the Application

Submissions are made via Oxford Abstracts, a web platform we use to receive and manage all submissions. When you click on the below link, you will be directed to the Oxford Abstract website, where you will either need to create an account or log in via Google or LinkedIn. This is the same platform used for submissions for the 2023 ICON•S Annual Conference.

Kindly submit your application at this link. Complete details regarding the application process are provided in the form.

Deadline and Notification

The deadline for submitting applications is 20th March 2023, 11.59 pm EST.

Notification of decisions will be provided on 1 st April 2023.

Notifications will be communicated to the name and email account associated with your oxford abstract account.

Selection Procedure and Criteria

Participants will be selected by a special ICON•S sub-committee, by reference to principles of racial and geographic diversity and gender parity.

Visas For Australia

For those who will need visas for the winter/summer school, invitation letters will be provided promptly after the notification. The process to request a visa letter will be provided in acceptance notifications. Whether you require an invitation letter for a visa will depend on your nationality and the type of visa you apply for. For more details, see here.

Visa applications for Australia for most nationalities are completely online, and the median processing time (See, for example, here and here) provides sufficient bandwidth to arrange for travel to Sydney. To facilitate the swifter processing of an invitation letter for visa purposes, we have asked you in the application form to specify whether or not you would require such a letter.

Organizers and Instructors

Joshua Aird, Ashleigh Barnes, Melissa Crouch, Rosalind Dixon, Oran Doyle, James Fowkes, Michaela Hailbronner, Elizabeth Hicks, Malcolm Langford, Jaclyn Neo, William Partlett, Elisabeth Perham, Sofia Ranchordas, Theunis Roux, Yaniv Roznai, Rachel Seider, Amal Sethi, Shreeya Smith.



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