The School of Taxation and Business Law at the University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney) is now calling for applications for up to three research fellows in taxation and business law for 2020.

The School of Taxation & Business Law (incorporating Atax) at UNSW offers up to three research fellowships to international academics and professionals keen to further their research in the fields of taxation, business law and related disciplines.

The fellowships have a maximum value of AUD 5,000. Two of the fellowships are named in the memory of two late Atax staff members. These are the Abe Greenbaum Fellowship and John Raneri Fellowship.

More about Abe Greenbaum

Abe Greenbaum was originally a Canadian tax lawyer from Osgoode Hall (York University) and Toronto. He and his wife Pearl Rozenberg were founding members of the tax teaching staff at UNSW and contributed a great deal to the establishment of the courses and methods we still use in some areas. Abe’s specialty was Tax Administration although he had been originally a labour lawyer in NY. Unfortunately, Abe passed away at the peak of his career – completing his doctorate and just back from a year teaching at Harvard in the tax program.

More about John Raneri

John Raneri was a Senior Lecturer and a specialist in capital gains tax and international tax. He had come from practice at the firm Mallesons (now King Wood Mallesons). A technical genius and endlessly curious about the tax law, he was one of our leading lights within the profession and very prominent in Atax technical conference programs. He was a tough marker and a very gentle man. John passed away well before his time, yet the impact he has made on the discipline and his colleagues will live on forever. He is missed every day but is always remembered.

Fellowship duties

The successful applicant will receive up to AUD 5,000 to cover airfare, accommodation, etc. for the duration of their stay at the School. Applicants are expected to spend at least four weeks at the School of Taxation and Business Law. Successful candidates are expected to undertake their fellowship during March to November of the year it is awarded.

Due to the summer teaching break at Australian universities, visits during December to February are not considered a suitable time for the fellowships. Access to a work area, computer, and the internet will be provided to the successful candidates. Successful candidates are expected to present a research seminar to colleagues in the School and UNSW and undertake research with one of the School’s academics.


Selection is based on the applicant’s research proposal and on their ability to contribute to the School of Taxation & Business Law research profile. A track record in collaborating with Taxation & Business Law academics will be considered as an advantage.


Applications are invited from overseas academic and professional researchers working in taxation, business law and related disciplines. To apply, please send by email the following required document:

  1. A letter of application, indicating the area they wish to research under the Fellowship and anticipated publication(s), who and how they will collaborate with UNSW Taxation & Business Law academic(s), and their agreed timing to undertake the Fellowship.
  2. A completed application form that includes full name, position, institution, proposed research and collaborator at Taxation and Business Law, UNSW, Australia.
  3. A current curriculum vitae.

Applications are due by Saturday 2 November 2019 and to be sent to:

The Research Fellowship Conveners
Email: [email protected]

The outcome of applications will be announced in late December 2019.

Further information is available here.

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