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Scholar-In-Residence Program

Scholar-In-Residence Program


Scholars-in-Residence 2018




American Bar Association


Section of Antitrust Law


2018 International Scholar in Residence Program Announcement


The Section of Antitrust Law International Scholar in Residence Program ("SAL SIR") will provide funding of $10,000.00 USD each for up to two scholars to visit the United States to pursue competition policy-related research in the Spring of 2018. Junior faculty members (those who have been engaged in full-time teaching for five years or less) as well as current or recent Ph.D. candidates who have a demonstrated interest in the study of competition policy are invited to apply.

Applicants chosen as International Scholars in Residence ("SAL Scholars") will be expected to visit the United States for a period of 8 to 12 weeks, commencing on or after March 1, 2018, and coinciding with the 66th Annual Spring Meeting of the Antitrust Section scheduled for April 11-13, 2018. During their time in the U.S., SAL Scholars will conduct research, meet and interact with members of the U.S. antitrust community, and attend the annual Spring Meeting in Washington, D.C. Although arrangements can be tailored to the particular needs of each scholar’s research proposal, SAL Scholars are expected to reside in Washington, D.C. for some of their time in the U.S., so they can have access to federal agency personnel as well as a range of academics, lawyers, and consulting firms. SAL Scholars can also propose short visits to state enforcement agencies or U.S. academic institutions outside of Washington, D.C., provided the visit will advance their research. Upon application and with prior ABA approval, additional funding can be made available to support these visits.


Application Process and Contents

Each Applicant must submit an application to the "SAL SIR Selection Committee" that includes the following:

  • A cover letter/statement of interest describing the Applicant’s current position, research interests related to competition policy, and qualifications to serve as a SAL Scholar.
  • A current curriculum vitae.
  • A specific and significant research proposal (typically 3-5 single-spaced pages) that includes a description of steps already taken in furtherance of the research and an explanation of how the proposal would be significantly advanced through work in residence in the U.S. Proposals can include work in progress as well as new research projects, although the Selection Committee has deemed evidence of demonstrated progress on the subject of the proposal important, as it increases the likelihood that the visit will be productive. Applicants must also disclose any other sponsors of the research.
  • Two letters of recommendation from current faculty members familiar with the candidate and her/his work, evaluating the Applicant’s ability to undertake the proposed research, including the Applicant’s proficiency in English. In the case of a current faculty member or Ph.D. candidate, one of the letters should come from the Dean, Director, or Head of School of the applicant’s home institution or program, indicating: (1) the Applicant’s good standing in the institution; (2) the institution’s willingness to grant the Applicant the necessary leave time; and (3) an intention to support the Applicant’s research as a SAL Scholar, including whether any home institution funds will be provided in support of the visit. In the case of current or recent Ph.D. candidates, one letter should come from the faculty adviser who is supervising or who supervised the Applicant’s doctoral research.
  • If applicable, a statement of interest in visiting any academic institutions or enforcement agencies outside of Washington, D.C., such as the offices of a State Attorney General, along with a justification for the specific goals sought to be achieved by the "side visit" and a supportive letter of invitation from a representative of the institution to be visited
  • A description of the particular work product that the Applicant intends to produce as a result of her/his visit, such as an article, book, book chapter, thesis chapter, or report for use by a government or non-government agency focused on competition policy issues. Successful applicants also will agree that any work product prepared in whole or part with the support of the SAL SIR program will so indicate with the specific language approved by the Section of Antitrust Law.
  • Any other material the Applicant would like the Selection Committee to consider.


In judging the proposals received, the SAL SIR Selection Committee will be guided by the following factors: the strength and specificity of the research proposal, the likelihood that the Applicant’s overall research goals could better be realized through participation in the program, evidence of past scholarly productivity, the letters of recommendation, the mix of research topics selected for support under the program as a whole, and diversity in terms of home institutions, national origin, race, religion, and gender.

Although SAL Scholars will be responsible for making all of their own travel and accommodation arrangements, the Section of Antitrust Law will assist in providing guidance on planning to secure work space to aid in research at a Washington, D.C.-area academic institution. Successful applicants will be strongly encouraged to apply to the Visiting Researcher Program at Georgetown University Law Center, which provides research space and support to international scholars. For more information, see http://tinyurl.com/GTownLawProgram. The Section of Antitrust Law will also help to facilitate meetings and interviews with a range of enforcers, academics, and private consultants who can advise SAL Scholars on their specific research topics.


Eligibility Criteria and Personal Responsibilities

As indicated above, to be eligible for consideration, applicants should be current Ph.D. candidates or recent recipients of a Ph.D. or a junior faculty member (engaged in full-time teaching for five years or less), who have a demonstrated interest in the study of competition policy and proficiency in English. Applicants need not be current members of the American Bar Association or the Section of Antitrust Law. SAL Scholars shall be responsible for determining their liability, if any, for taxes in their home jurisdiction as well as in the United States. SAL Scholars must also complete an international vendor packet to receive the SAL Scholar benefit.


Deadline for Applications

The deadline for submitting an application to be considered for appointment as an SAL SIR for the 2017-18 academic year is September 30, 2017. The SAL SIR Selection Committee hopes to announce its selections by October 15, 2017. Applications should be submitted to Tiffany Goldston, Program Specialist, American Bar Association, Section of Antitrust Law, preferably via email at tiffany.goldston@americanbar.org, or, if necessary by mail to:

Tiffany Goldston
Program Specialist
Section of Antitrust Law
American Bar Association
321 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60654-7598

Leadership

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Gavil, Andrew

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Programs, Meetings and Events

Section Events

    Competition Torts Committee Town Hall

    12/19/2017-12/19/2017

    Committee Town Hall program to describe the committee and opportunities to generate new membership and volunteers. FREE: Antitrust Section Members, Government, Non-profit Employees, Students $25 Other Non-Members Explore Section benefits or call 1-800-285-2221 to join. Code RAT14IP25. For this ...

    View from Both Sides of the Aisle

    01/10/2018-01/10/2018

    This program is the first in a anticipated series by the Cartel & Criminal Practice Committee aimed at attracting younger lawyers and increasing the interaction and dialogue between younger and more seasoned members of the antitrust bar. Two young lawyers (less than 10 years of practice) will share ...

    Compliance & Ethics Committee Town Hall

    01/11/2018-01/11/2018

    The Compliance and Ethics Committee Leadership invites committee members to join in a one-hour town hall to learn about the projects, programs, and publications the committee is working on. We will identify volunteer opportunities and open the lines for feedback and suggestions from our members. FREE ...

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