Visiting Fellowships

The Centre for Policy Futures Visiting Fellows Program is intended to encourage recognised researchers, policymakers and practitioners to visit the Centre to conduct research work, to interact with its scholars and to bring insights to its members and audience.

Visiting Fellow positions are open to researchers from academia, think tanks and policy institutions, as well as to practitioners from policy and business institutions in Australia or internationally. The duration of visits may extend from a couple of days to several months, either on a full-time or part-time basis.

Visiting Fellows benefit from the Centre and the University’s research, administrative and communication support. They are encouraged to engage in research projects with the Centre’s research staff and associates and to submit papers for publication in the Centre for Policy Futures series.

The conditions of the Program are as follows:

  • Visiting Fellows are selected by the Centre’s Executive Committee after appropriate consultation with the Centre’s Advisory Board.
  • Prospective short-term visitors (from a few days or up to a fortnight) are invited to submit a short statement of research interest along with their CVs.
  • Prospective longer-term visitors are asked to submit a research agenda covering the duration of their stay at the Centre along with their CVs.

Visiting Fellows participate in the Centre’s activities and contribute to its research and interaction with policymakers. In particular, it is standard practice to invite Visiting Fellows to speak at UQ seminars, workshops and conferences.

For all activities related to their stay, Visiting Fellows are subject to UQ’s internal rules and to the provisions of UQ’s statement of research integrity and non-partisanship. Visiting Fellows may be offered reimbursement of their travel costs (economy class from Australian locations, premium economy from overseas) as well as accommodation costs in Brisbane during their stay.

In addition, the Centre welcomes researchers supported by other schemes, such as the OECD Research Fellowships programme.

Please contact Rachael Hazell, Research Officer, for more information via or
+61 7 3443 3150.