ATCH Visiting Fellows Program 2022 – Call for Expressions of Interest

The ATCH (Architecture Theory Criticism History) Research Centre invites Expressions of Interest for the Visiting Fellows Program 2022. The program welcomes applications from Australian and international scholars who are carrying out critical research in architecture.

ATCH is located within the School of Architecture at The University of Queensland (UQ), in Brisbane, Australia. The Centre supports innovative and interdisciplinary research on the history, theory, and criticism of architecture. Architecture and its place within a larger history of culture and ideas is a strong focus within the Centre. Bringing together Research Fellows, Postgraduates and Academics from UQ’s School of Architecture, the Centre offers a stimulating and rich environment for enquiry and debate. An active program of seminars, lectures, symposia, workshops, and exhibitions is run throughout the year. For a full list of people, past Fellows and recent events please see ATCH Website.

About the Visiting Fellows Program

The Visiting Fellows Research Program supports short term residencies of up to one month for scholars to work on innovative research concerned with the history, theory, and criticism of architecture. Projects that overlap with ATCH priority research themes will be favoured, and collaborative outcomes with current ATCH scholars are encouraged. Priority research areas for the Centre in 2022-2023 include:

  • Digital cultural heritage
  • Museums and material / digital collections management
  • Architecture, exhibitions, and archives
  • Modernism in the non-Western world
  • Architecture in policy and governance
  • Heritage and the value(s) of architecture as a matter of culture

In 2022, ATCH will offer up to six Fellowship positions for dates between 1 July 2022 and 30 April 2023. Fellowships for international scholars are dependent on visa approval by the Australian Government, and scheduling is suggested for late 2022 or early 2023 to allow for visa processing. The program welcomes applicants at all career stages, but particularly encourages proposals from early- and mid-career scholars. Visiting Fellowships are not open to postgraduate students.

The Visiting Fellows Research Program will provide a return airfare to Brisbane and a workspace within the Centre. All Fellows will have access to UQ libraries, including the Fryer Library and Architecture and Music Library. Support for accommodation may also be available depending on the applicant’s financial circumstances and the duration of the stay.

Visiting Fellows will be required to present their research in a public lecture, participate in seminars and conferences organised during their residency, and contribute to HDR events. Published outcomes of research undertaken during the Fellowship should acknowledge ATCH and the UQ School of Architecture.

While ATCH Visiting Fellows are primarily solicited through EOIs, the Centre may also directly invite Fellows to participate in the program.

How to Apply

Expressions of Interest should be submitted as a PDF file and address the following items in this order:

  • Name, contact details and affiliations
  • Title of research project
  • Short research proposal including intended outcomes and, if applicable, statement of relevance to ATCH priority themes (500 words) 
  • 1-page CV including details of qualifications and identifying key research publications
  • Citizenship / Visa Status. Will the applicant require a visa?
  • Employment Status. Will the applicant be on sabbatical during the course of the Fellowship?
  • Is the project supported by other sources of funding?
  • Is financial assistance for accommodation requested and, if so, for how long?
  • Preferred dates and duration of Fellowship in 2022 to early 2023
  • Name and contact details for 2 referees

Please note that the Australian Academic Year runs across two semesters from March to November with inter-semester breaks from late June to July and December to February. 

EOIs should be submitted by email to: by May 20, 2022. Candidates will be notified early June 2022 if they are successful.

For additional information please contact ATCH Director, Dr. Ashley Paine:

Call for Expressions of Interest closes: May 20, 2022.

Past visiting fellows

From 2009 through to 2019, ATCH had a number of established visiting fellows.

  • Assistant Professor Tino Mager - 2019
  • Dr Emily Pugh - 2019
  • Dr Lorenzo Ciccarelli - 2019
  • Assistant Professor Lydia Kallipoliti - 2019
  • Professor Rajesh Heynickx - 2019
  • Dr Ayano Toki - 2019
  • Associate Professor Sven Sterken - 2018
  • Associate Professor Helena Mattsson - 2018
  • Associate Professor Vandana Baweja - 2017
  • Dr Isabelle Doucet - 2017
  • Dr Jordan Kauffman - 2017
  • Dr Max Hirsch - 2017
  • Dr Guido Cimadomo - 2017
  • Dr Tom Brigden - 2017
  • Associate Professor Maarten Liefooghe - 2017
  • Associate Professor Catharina Gabrielsson - 2017
  • Professor Andong Lu - 2016
  • Professor Marc Treib - 2016
  • Professor Wouter Davidts - 2016
  • Dr Helene Frichot - 2016
  • Dr Lina Malfona - 2015
  • Dr Lea-Catherine Szacka - 2015
  • Professor Tom Avermaete - 2014
  • Assistant Professor Andrew Holder
  • Professor Marco Biraghi
  • Tom Weaver
  • Associate Professor John Harwood
  • Professor Jasper Cepl
  • Dr Silvia Micheli
  • Adjunct Associate Professor Erik Gheniou