Information for potential research and postdoctoral fellows

Research Fellows are encouraged to supervise Honours and postgraduate students and are eligible to apply for funding initiatives within the University to assist with the start-up costs associated with setting up a research laboratory.

Potential Research Fellows should consider the following opportunities and are encouraged to contact the Head of School to gain further advice on their application.

Australian Research Council Fellowships

The Australian Research Council (ARC) runs a number of fellowship programs through its national competitive grants program through its Discovery and Linkage schemes.

National Health and Medical Research Council Fellowships

Potential Fellows whose research has a health or medical focus can consider the wide range of fellowships funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).

Fellowships from The University of Melbourne

Centenary Research Fellowships

In 2003, the Faculty of Science established a Centenary Research Fellowship to celebrate the centenary of the Faculty. Applicants should be early career researchers within 5 years of having completed their PhD.

McKenzie Fellowship

The University of Melbourne has the McKenzie Fellowship for early career researchers from other institutions.

Melbourne Research Fellowships (Career Interruptions)

The objective of the Melbourne Research Fellowships (Career Interruptions) is to enable eligible researchers whose careers have been severely interrupted, delayed or otherwise constrained or retarded by child bearing, child rearing or primary responsibility for the sustained care of a dependent family member to enhance or re-establish their academic research careers.

Early career researchers and potential postdoctoral fellows

Please consider the fellowship programs listed on the page linked below and contact an academic staff member with similar research interests and expertise or the Head of School.