Sustainable Economy Fellowship

As part of our Sustainable Economy Program, we are seeking applications from outstanding researchers for a new CPD Sustainable Economy Fellowship, generously sponsored by Slater & Gordon.

"The CPD offers a unique way to put forward ideas into
public debate. Formal academic journals often have a 1 to 2 year wait between submission and publication. The CPD offers a way of putting policy ideas onto the public agenda in a timely and effective manner. It connects people in a way that can generate real conversations, better ideas and progressive change.
Ben Spies-Butcher, CPD Fellow, economic and political sociology Lecturer and co-author of Reforming Australia’s Hidden Welfare State

The Fellowship will provide the successful applicant with financial
support and support in their research by the CPD office and networks.

The successful applicant will:

  • Receive $10,000 financial support to work on a mutually agreed research project over a period of 3–6 months
  • Have access to the CPD office and resources for the period of the fellowship.
  • Have her/his research published as a CPD paper and launched at a high profile public event
  • Receive intensive assistance in placing relevant opinion pieces in media outlets
  • Receive media training if required
  • Be mentored by leading experts in the field.

The Centre for Policy Development fosters a diverse, cross-disciplinary community of thinkers, and connects their ideas with a wider audience of concerned citizens, policy makers, and the media.

"One of the most exciting aspects of research is establishing
networks to interact, share ideas and collaborate with other
researchers. This has been one of the key advantages of being a CPD fellow, surrounded by other passionate researchers who believe in cooperation, social justice and sustainability."
      James Arvanitakis, CPD Fellow and UWS Humanities Lecturer

Who are we looking for?

This fellowship is strongly suited to PhD/masters students or early-career researchers with an interest in connecting their work to current Australian policy debates.

CPD fellowships allow a diverse group of thinkers to:

  • Develop bold, innovative ideas for policy change at a national level within or across current portfolio areas
  • Map out the path from where we are to where we could be by
    pointing out the stepping stones between current policies and their
  • Increase understanding of the basis of systemic short-termism in
    the public and private sectors and explore options for building
    long-sightedness into our public policies and the policymaking process itself

Applications have now closed


We are currently in the process of assessing the applications we received we hope to announce the successful applicant by the end of the year

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