Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Duke Center for Firearms Law Research Affiliate Program Seeks Applications for Research Affiliates

Following nicely our previous post, we have the following Call for Applications:
The Duke Center for Firearms Law Research Affiliate Program seeks to support junior and aspiring scholars, including current graduate students, post-docs, visiting or adjunct faculty, and practitioners as they develop research and scholarship in the field of firearms law. These nonresident affiliations are open to those working in law, as well those working in history, political science, public policy, and related fields and focusing on firearms law.

Research affiliates typically enjoy an initial 9-12 month affiliation with the Center. Funding for Research Affiliates consists of a stipend to support research-related projects or events, such as expenses related to traveling for conferences or colloquium to present research, hiring research assistants to help with scholarship tasks, and paying costs and fees for data or information retrieval. The affiliations are not staff positions, and Research Affiliates are not eligible for employment benefits.

Research Affiliates submit a proposed budget at the beginning of the appointment term outlining their expected expenses throughout the year. The Center expects to provide Research Affiliates with approximately $2,500 to $5,000 in funding for approved projects and related tasks throughout their affiliation.

As part of the program, Research Affiliates are invited to attend Center events throughout the year, including events at which they can present their own research and scholarship. Affiliates can also seek feedback on scholarship drafts and ideas from Center staff and faculty and will gain access to Duke University’s library resources, including electronic and digital databases and archives.

To apply, applicants should submit the following information to firearmslaw@law.duke.edu:
  • Cover letter explaining your interest in the Research Affiliate Program
  • Resume or CV
  • Statement of research agenda
  • Law or graduate school transcripts
  • Scholarly writing sample
  • Three references
The Center expects to have one to two Research Affiliates next year. Applications will be accepted from September 1, 2019 to December 1, 2019. We expect the term for Research Affiliates to begin on January 1, 2020 and conclude at the end of the calendar year.
More information is available here.