Vice-Chancellor's 'Australia and the World' Visiting Fellowships

Image: Unsplash Johnny5Iv
Image: Unsplash Johnny5Iv

This fellowship program was established to support visits by outstanding external academics to contribute towards building a culture of research excellence and actively participate in University life for 1-2 months. Fellows will be nominated by each College on rotation, as determined by the Director of the Australian Studies Institute. 

Fellows will be expected to lead at least one major event during the fellowship (conference, forum, symposium) to be developed in discussion with the hosting College and AuSI. Fellows are expected to take an active role in campus life and will be in residence on-campus for the duration of their fellowship to increase opportunities for engagement. Fellows will also be expected to lead the conversation at a monthly ANU Visiting Fellows Dinners

2019 Fellows

Semester 1

Professor Valerie Hudson (Texas A&M) was appointed as the inaugural Vice-Chancellor's 'Australia and the World' Visiting Fellow and was in-residence from 1 – 15 March 2019. She was hosted by the College of Asia & the Pacific.

During her fellowship, she:

Watch the video: The gender-based peace dividend – Professor Valerie Hudson

Semester 2

Professor Alison Dundes Renteln (University of Southern California) was appointed as the second Vice-Chancellor’s ‘Australia and the World’ Visiting Fellow and was in residence from 1 – 30 August 2019. She was hosted by the ANU College of Law.

During her fellowship, she:

Read more about her visit.

The next Vice-Chancellor's 'Australia and the World' Visiting Fellow will be appointed in Semester 1, 2020 to be hosted by the ANU College of Science.

Nomination Process

AuSI will initiate a request for nomination to the Dean of the relevant College. The nominating College is responsible for completing the nomination form and returning it to AuSI in a timely manner to secure appointment.

Up to three Vice-Chancellor's 'Australia and the World' Visiting Fellowships will be offered each year.

For more information, email


Updated:  6 February 2024/Responsible Officer:  Institute Director/Page Contact:  CASS Marketing & Communications