ANZSIL is delighted to announce that it will be awarding the Alice Edwards Breakthrough Researcher Award for participation in the 31st ANZSIL Annual Conference.
The purpose of the Award it to encourage and foster the research of the most talented and promising doctoral students and early career researchers from Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands whose research in international law is making, or is likely to make, a significant contribution to finding solutions to some of the world’s most pressing global or regional challenges. One or two awards will be made to assist in enabling doctoral students and early career researchers to present at the ANZSIL Annual Conference.
Selection for the Award
One or two Awards will be made per year. Applications for the 2024 Award have now closed.
Selection will be based on the quality of abstracts, taking into account the need for the underlying research to offer solutions and/or make a significant contribution to pressing global issues in international human rights law, international refugee law, international statelessness law, international humanitarian law or international criminal law.
Selection for the Award will be undertaken by a sub-committee of the ANZSIL Annual Conference Organising Committee. The decision of the sub-committee is final.
In the interests of advancing women’s participation in international law, at least one Award per year will be granted to a woman.
To be eligible for the Award for the 31st ANZSIL Annual Conference, applicants must fall into one of the two categories listed below, and meet all the eligibility criteria within that category:
1. An Australian or New Zealand citizen or holder of an Australian or New Zealand refugee or stateless protection visa or equivalent. An applicant in this category must be enrolled at the time of application as a part-time or full-time PhD student at any university worldwide or have been awarded their PhD on or after 1 January 2019.
2. A citizen of a Pacific Island* not otherwise included in category 1. An applicant in this category must be enrolled at the time of application as a part-time or full-time PhD student in an Australian or New Zealand university or have been awarded their PhD from an Australian or New Zealand university on or after 1 January 2019.
The eligibility criteria for this award in relation to date of conferral of an applicant's PhD accord with the Australian Research Council's Eligibility and Career Interruptions Statement. This means that the eligibility period will be extended for any applicant for the Award who has experienced an ‘eligible career interruption’ as defined in this statement for the relevant period of time specified in the statement.
*For these purposes, the following are included: Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu.
Applicants do not need to be current members of ANZSIL to apply for the Award.
Either one or two Awards will be made per year for the purposes of enabling one or two recipients to present at the ANZSIL Annual Conference. The Award will comprise up to $2,500 AUD per recipient to be used towards the cost of accommodation at, and travel to, the ANZSIL Annual Conference where the recipient is presenting. The amount of each award will be decided by the sub-committee established to select the recipients, after consultation with the ANZSIL Treasurer, based on the parameters to be determined by the ANZSIL Council.
The conference fee for the ANZSIL Annual Conference will be waived for recipients of the Award in the year of receipt of the Award.
The recipient of the Award will be entitled to one year of free ANZSIL membership.
In the event that no applicant meets the criteria for selection of the Award, no Award will be made.