Research fellowships

The School of Taxation & Business Law (incorporating Atax) at UNSW Australia 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 AUS $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 speciality 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

Research fellows normally spend a minimum of four weeks working at the School of Taxation & Business Law on a mutually agreed area of research. During their stay, fellows are involved in the following activities:

  • Producing at least one research paper on taxation or business law, in collaboration with Taxation & Business Law academic(s), to be published in a refereed journal with due acknowledgement of the fellowship
  • Conducting a Taxation & Business Law research seminar for interested members of the broader tax/business law research community
  • Participating in Taxation & Business Law collegial activities during the period of the fellowship

The School of Taxation & Business Law will provide office space and computer equipment at its Kensington campus in Sydney, Australia. Fellows will be responsible for organising their own travel and accommodation although the School can offer assistance in these matters. The preferred timing for successful applicants to undertake the fellowship is August-October, but other times of the year may also be possible.


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, applicants must send by email:

  1. A letter of application, indicating the area they wish to research under the Fellowship and anticipated publication(s), who they will collaborate with, how they will collaborate with Taxation & Business Law academic(s), and their agreed timing to undertake the Fellowship.
  2. A current curriculum vitae

Applications are due by 5 December 2016 and to be sent to:

The Research Fellowship Conveners

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