Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Posted by D. Daniel Sokol
The Section of Antitrust Law is pleased to announce the creation of its International Scholar in Residence ("SAL SIR") Program. For the academic years 2012-13 and 2013-14, the program will provide funding of up to $10,000.00 USD for each of one (1) or two (2) scholars to visit the United States to pursue their competition policy-related research.
Applications are invited from 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. students who have a demonstrated interest in the study of competition policy. SAL SIR would be expected to visit the United States for a period between six (6) weeks and (3) months, likely during the Spring semester. During their time in the U.S., SAL SIR will conduct research, meet and interact with members of the U.S. antitrust community, and hopefully attend and possibly participate in one or more of the SAL's principal meetings, such as the annual Spring Meeting, which is held in Washington, D.C. Although arrangements can be tailored to the particular needs of each scholar's research proposal, it is expected that SAL SIR will be resident in Washington for at least 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 SIR 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.