Visiting Scholar Scheme

The Faculty of Arts at Monash University supports a formal Visiting Scholar Scheme to encourage interstate and overseas researchers to visit the Faculty and to work with Monash University researchers. The Scheme offers support for short term (up to one semester) research visits to the university. Applicants cannot apply directly but must be nominated through an academic unit or School within the faculty. A stipend of approx. AUD$5,000-$10,000 (depending on the length of visit) is available in addition to an office and access to computer, library and university facilities.

There are two categories of Visiting Scholars: Distinguished Visiting Scholars and Collaborative Visiting Scholars.

1) Distinguished Visiting Scholars determine their own research program, but are expected to make themselves available to postgraduate students in the Faculty.

2) Collaborative Visiting Scholars are expected to work closely with Monash staff with a view to developing joint funding proposals and/or published research outcomes.

Both categories of Visiting Scholar are required to present a public lecture in addition to a research seminar in the School to which they are attached.

Please note that this program does not support higher degree researchers and applicants should normally hold a PhD or equivalent degree and have established themselves as researchers. Scholars are nominated by an academic unit for selection at the Faculty level by the Faculty Research Committee.

The Centre for Women's Studies and Gender Research is interested in receiving expressions of interest from Women's Studies scholars, indicating their broad research background, their proposed/current research which they would like to work on while at Monash University, and including their resume with the details of three referees. Staff of the Centre for Women's Studies and Gender Research will select and nominate a scholar from among those who have submitted expressions of interest for the Faculty selection round. Those with research interests common to more than one academic unit may be nominated jointly by Women's Studies and another unit.

Two rounds are held each year and expressions of interest are sought for Round One, closing annually in April for visits in semester 2 (July-November) of the current year, and Round Two closing annually in August for semester 1 (Feb-June) of the following year. Those considering applying for future rounds are also encouraged to make contact with the Centre as early as possible.

Women's Studies scholars are encouraged to contact the Director of the Centre for Women's Studies and Gender Research in the first instance. While scholars working in the full range of Women's Studies areas across the humanities, social sciences, education and law are encouraged, expressions of interest from those working in the following areas would be particularly welcome:

feminist theory, feminist literary, film and cultural studies
gender and labour market issues
women's studies teaching and learning developments internationally
postcolonialism, indigeneity, multiculturalism and cross-cultural feminisms
gender issues, feminist movements & women's studies in the Asia-Pacific region

Recent Visiting Scholars in the Centre for Women's Studies & Gender Research are:
Dr Maria Jaschok, Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women, Oxford University.
Dr renee hoogland, Lesbian and Gay Studies, Nijmegen University, The Netherlands.

For further information about the Visiting Scholar Scheme, please contact:
The Director
Centre for Women's Studies and Gender Research
Monash University
Melbourne VIC 3800
Tel 61+3+99053259
Fax 61+3+99051454