The inaugural Border Crossing Observatory and Border Criminologies postgraduate Masterclass event Monday 25th – Wednesday 27th September 2017 Monash University Prato Centre, Prato, Italy

The aim of the Masterclass is to bring together postgraduate scholars (who must be enrolled in a PhD or MA or equivalent at the time of the event) working on research that intersects with the study of borders, regulation, irregular migration. Research that aligns with the Border Crossing Observatory’s research agenda is welcome, but we are also open to research that sits outside this focus. We welcome cross-disciplinary researchers and applications are welcome from a range of disciplines.

The three-day event will focus on:

  1. Developing a publication for submission,
  2. Extending knowledge and interrogation of key scholarly issues, and;
  3. Targeted workshops on theoretical, empirical and methodological issues and career readiness.

The event will involve time to write, one-on-one time with an academic mentor, group discussions and seminars. The focus of the group discussions will be informed by the breadth and variation of participant’s research: the event will be tailored to the successful applicants.

Applications are due by 11 November 2016.

The application is competitive: there are limited positions available. Applications will be assessed based on the strength of the submitted abstract and the alignment of the postgraduate research focus and/or methodological approach.