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The Lauterpacht Centre for International Law is pleased to invite applications for the 2020-2021 Brandon Research Fellowship (Brandon Fellowship), funded by generous gifts by Mr Michael Brandon MA, LLB, LLM (Cantab.), MA (Yale) (1923–2012) and by Mr Christopher Brandon.

The Lauterpacht Centre provides a centre for research in Cambridge for legal practitioners and academics from around the world.  The Brandon Fellow will be welcomed as part of the community of visiting scholars at the Centre.  While in Cambridge, visiting scholars have the opportunity to meet with other researchers in their field and are encouraged to participate fully in the activities of the Centre, including the Friday lectures and the work-in-progress seminars of the visiting fellows/scholars. Visiting scholars have automatic access to the Centre’s library, and access by application to the University Library and the Faculty of Law’s Squire Law Library.

The Brandon Fellowship is a postdoctoral research fellowship.  It has a maximum value of £4,500. 

The award is intended to cover fees and costs associated with a stay of a minimum of one acceptance period at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law (approximately 11-13 weeks).  Any additional travel or other expenses will be the responsibility of the selected Fellow.

Full details of the Fellowship and eligibility criteria are given in the Guidance Notes. 

The Brandon 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. 

Candidates working in areas connected to LCIL fellows' projects and activities are given particular consideration.

Candidates must be fluent in English and at least one other language of French, German or Spanish. 

Preference will be given to candidates who are nationals of members of the European Union; members of the Commonwealth; Argentina; Brazil; Chile; China; Japan; Panama; Serbia; Switzerland; and the United States of America. 

Preference will be given to candidates who do not have the means to come to the Centre, and who have not yet been to the Centre.  Applications from regions or countries underrepresented among former LCIL visiting fellows are particularly welcome.

Deadline for Applications:           Monday 30th March 2020

Application Form

Guidance Notes for Applications - please read the Guidance Notes carefully before completing the Application Form.

Please contact Vanessa Bystry if you have any further queries.