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HSC Research Calendar: Researcher Support

Alzheimer's Australia Dementia Research Foundation (AADRF):

Arthritis Australia Fellowships

Australian Academy of Science: France-Australia Science Innovation Collaboration (FASIC): Early Career Fellowships

Australian Research Council

Australian Rotary Health Research Foundation Fellowships

ATN-DAAD Researcher Exchange Scheme

Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSANZ):

Fulbright Commission

Heart Foundation

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF):

Leukaemia Foundation Fellowship

Lymphatic Education and Research Network (LERN): Postdoctoral Fellowship Award

L'Oreal Australia: For Women in Science Fellowships

Motor Neurone Disease Research Institute of Australia (MND):

Multiple Sclerosis Research Australia (MSRA):

National Breast Cancer Foundation Fellowships

National Health and Medical Research Council

Premier's Science and Industry Fund: South Australian Research Fellowship

Science and Industry Endowment Fund

Sir John Monash Awards Fellowships

The Sylvia and Charles Viertel Charitable Foundation

Thrasher Foundation: Early Career Awards

Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowships

 

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Alzheimer's Australia Dementia Research Foundation: Postdoctoral Fellowships

Grant type

Fellowship

Funding opportunity

Alzheimer's Australia Dementia Research Foundation: Postdoctoral Fellowships 

Scheme overview

Postdoctoral Fellowships are offered to PhD graduates who have either attained, or will shortly satisfy the requirements for a PhD degree and are conducting research into dementia.

Postdoctoral Fellowships support salary and on-costs, and must not be used to for direct or indirect research costs.

Funding available

$110,000 per annum for two years for full fellowships
$55,000 per annum for two years for half scholarships (with matching funding required from the recipient's Institution).

Eligibility

The applicant should be a new Investigator. For the purposes of this program, a New Investigator is defined as:

  • A researcher who has not been a principal investigator on a successful research grant worth more than $50,000 (not including salary-related grants such as scholarships or fellowships).

  •  A postgraduate research student, or a researcher with an academic position at or below Level C seniority (i.e., below the level of Associate Professor or equivalent).

  •  A researcher who holds a PhD or equivalent (DPhil or M.D. by research), or is submitting a PhD prior to the proposed commencement date of the project (excluding applications for PhD scholarships)

  • A researcher who has been awarded their PhD (or honours degree, in the case of PhD scholarship applications) within eight years of the application closing date, unless exceptional circumstances apply.

  • The research must be conducted in Australia

  •  The research must be approved by an authorised ethics committee, if applicable.

  • applicants are required to provide evidence that the proposed research project is feasible and supported (i.e., that funding has been secured or is available to support the proposed project during the period of the Fellowship, if successful)
  •  Applicants applying for half-funded fellowships must also provide confirmation from their host institution that matching funding will be provided if successful.

Opening date

CLOSED (Indicative reopen February 2015)

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

External source overview

Alzheimer's Australia website

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Arthritis Australia Fellowships

Grant type

Fellowship

Funding opportunity

Arthritis Australia Fellowships 

Scheme overview

The objectives of the research and professional education program are to support specific research projects into arthritis and other musculoskeletal disorders as well as to support and advance the career development of scientists and clinical investigators committed to research into arthritis and allied disorders. Two fellowships are offered in 2013 as part of the National Research Program.

Funding available

  • AFA-ARA Heald Fellowship:  $50,000 for 1 year (no renewals) with a preference for research overseas but Australian-based research will be considered.
  • Ken Muirden Overseas Training Fellowship: For a rheumatologist who is about to or has completed advanced training in Rheumatology within the last two years an opportunity to undertake further clinical or research training overseas in an approved institution in any country. This fellowship is jointly funded by the Australian Rheumatology Association and Roche Products Pty Ltd.

Eligibility

Awards are available to clinical, scientific and allied health professionals who are Australian citizens or permanent residents

Opening date

CLOSED (Indicative reopen May 2014)

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

BDU

External source overview

Arthritis Australia website: Fellowships

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Australian Academy of Science: France-Australia Science Innovation Collaboration (FASIC): Early Career Fellowships

Grant type

Fellowship

Funding opportunity

Australian Academy of Science: France-Australia Science Innovation Collaboration (FASIC): Early Career Fellowships

Scheme overview

The Australian Academy of Science invites applications from Australian early career researchers for the France-Australia Science Innovation Collaboration (FASIC) Program Early Career Fellowships in 2014.

The FASIC program is a joint fund to support high calibre Australian and French early career researchers (ECRs) nominated by their institutions, to expand research and innovation activities and to initiate substantial research networks and linkages to support both countries’ research and innovation priorities.

Candidates should be research active in the fields of:

  •  medical science and biotechnology;
  •  clean energy and resources;
  •  climate change and environment; and
  •  transport and infrastructure.

Proposed travel to France may commence from 01 Jul 2014 onwards and must be for a minimum of 14 Days. All travel and related activities must be completed by 31 Dec 2014.

Funding available

$6,000 maximum

consisting of:

  • international economy airfare Aust-France maximum $2,500
  • accommodation and living expenses $2,500 per month maximum or $200 per day, and
  • participation in conferences and/or symposia, if relevant and subsequent follow-up activities with one or more French institutions, if relevant (up to a maximum of $1,000)

Eligibility

  • hold a PhD degree or equivalent research doctorate which must have been received within five (5) years prior to 1 January 2014 (i.e. awarded on or after 1 January 2009)
  • be an Australian citizen or an Australian permanent resident, living in Australia at the time of submitting the grant application (if the ECR was not born in Australia, please provide proof of Australian citizenship or Australian permanent residency)
  • Each institution is limited to applying for one grant on behalf of a single ECR per field of research. Please contact Craig Hill at UniSA for further information and advice before proceeding.

Opening date

CLOSED (Indicative reopen February 2015).

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

External source overview

Australian Academy of Science website

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Australian Research Council: Australian Laureate Fellowships

Grant type

Fellowship

Funding opportunity

Australian Research Council: Australian Laureate Fellowships

Scheme overview

The Australian Laureate Fellowships scheme supports and encourages researchers of international repute to conduct research of significant national economic, environmental, cultural and social benefit. Australian Laureate Fellows will be researchers of international repute who will play a significant, sustained leadership and mentoring role in building Australia's international competitive research capacity. The ARC particularly encourages proposals from women, early to mid-career researchers, and from researchers currently working overseas.

Funding available

Base salary (2013): $114,170 plus 28% on-costs

The ARC may also provide additional funding for up to 2 postdoctoral research associates (PDRAs) and up to 2 postgraduate researchers (PGRs)

  • PDRA salary support (2013): $70,099 plus 28% on-costs
  • PGR salary support (2013): $29,844

Eligibility

  • Applications will be accepted from Australian or international researchers;
  • An applicant may hold a continuing or non-continuing appointment in Australia or overseas at the time the proposal is submitted;
  • Australian Laureate Fellows must legally reside predominantly in Australia for the duration of the Fellowship period, except where ARC approval has been granted.

Opening date

CLOSED (Indicative reopen mid January 2015)

Internal closing date

Refer to RIS grant submission review dates

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

External source overview

ARC website: Laureate Fellowships

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Australian Research Council: Discovery Early Career Researcher Awards (DECRA)

Grant type

Fellowship

Funding opportunity

Australian Research Council: Discovery Early Career Researcher Awards (DECRA)

Scheme overview

The ARC DECRA scheme will provide more focused support for researchers and create more opportunities for early-career researchers in both teaching and research, and research-only positions.
The objectives of the ARC DECRA scheme are to:

  • support and advance promising early career researchers;
  • promote enhanced opportunities for diverse career pathways;
  • focus research effort in the National Research Priority areas to improve research capacity and policy outcomes; and
  •  enable research and research training in high quality and supportive environments.

Funding available

Base salary (2014): $94,512 plus 28% on-costs per annum

Eligibility

Researchers who have been awarded a PhD within five years or, (commensurate with significant career interruption for maternity or parental leave; carer's responsibility; illness; international post doctoral studies; or non-research employment have been awarded a PhD within eight years), of the closing date for the scheme are eligible to apply.

Opening date

CLOSED (Indicative reopen February 2015)

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

External source overview

ARC website: DECRA

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Australian Research Council: Future Fellowships

Grant type

Fellowship

Funding opportunity

Australian Research Council: Future Fellowships

Scheme overview

In 2008, the Australian Government announced the creation of a new scheme, Future Fellowships, to promote research in areas of critical national importance by giving outstanding researchers incentives to conduct their research in Australia. The aim of Future Fellowships is to attract and retain the best and brightest mid-career researchers.

Over a five-year period (2009 -2013), Future Fellowships will offer four-year fellowships of up to $143,000 a year to 1,000 outstanding Australian and international researchers in the middle of their career. In addition, the ARC will provide Administering Organisations with funding of up to $50,000 per annum which may be used for infrastructure, equipment, travel and relocation costs directly related to the Future Fellow's research.

Future Fellowships will encourage proposals from researchers working in areas of national priority. Preference will be given to those researchers who can demonstrate a capacity to build collaboration across industry and/or research institutions and/or with other disciplines.

Funding available

Future Fellowships will be offered in one of 3 salary levels:

  • Level 1: $108,461 plus 28% on-costs
  • Level 2: $131,296 plus 28% on-costs
  • Level 3: $154,129 plus 28% on-costs

Eligibility

  • Applicants are expected to have between 5 and 15 years research experience following the award of their PhD
  • The Future Fellow must take significant intellectual responsibility for the conduct of the Project and for any strategic decisions called for in its pursuit and the communication of results.
  • The Future Fellow must have the capacity to make a serious commitment to carrying out the Project and cannot assume the role of a supplier of resources for work that will largely be placed in the hands of others.
  • The Future Fellow must legally reside predominantly in Australia for the duration of the Fellowship except where approval has been given by the ARC

Opening date

CLOSED (Indicative reopen September 2014)

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

External source overview

ARC website: Future Fellowships

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Australian Rotary Health Research Foundation

Grant type

Fellowship

Funding opportunity

Australian Rotary Health Research Foundation: Royce Abbey Health Research Foundation

Scheme overview

The Royce Abbey Post Doctoral Fellowship is open to individuals who hold a doctorate degree within an appropriate discipline, and have a strong interest in the area of mental health.

Funding available

The Fellowship will be funded to a maximum of $75,000 per annum (plus GST), for up to 3 years.

Eligibility

  • Applications must be approved by the applicant's Head of School/Department
  • Be Australian citizens or permanent residents
  • Must hold a PhD in an appropriate discipline.
  • Evidence of a successful completion will be required prior to interviews in October.
  • Applicants must be able to demonstrate the following skills:
    • Hold a doctorate in an appropriate discipline; applicants must have confirmation of successful completion prior to interviews in November 2013
    • Interviews will not be offered to anyone not likely to meet this deadline
    • Be actively engaged in a field of research related to mental health
    • Show evidence of original intellectual input into research
    • Show evidence of high quality research output, which is published and presented in appropriate national and international foray
    • Show evidence of ability to undertake collaborative research
    • Be involved in the peer review of manuscripts and project funding applications
    • Show evidence of a growing national reputation
    • Be involved in other professional activities

Opening date

CLOSED (Indicative reopen May 2014)

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

External source overview

ARHRF website: Fellowships

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Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSANZ): Travelling Fellowships to American Heart Association

Grant type

Fellowship

Funding opportunity

Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSANZ): Travelling Fellowships

Scheme overview

The Fellowships are intended to provide an opportunity for investigators in the early stage of their research career, to present at a major international conference namely the Scientific Sessions of the American Heart Association to be held in Chicago, Illinois USA from 15-19 November 2014.

Funding available

$3,000

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be FCSANZ, Associate Members or Affiliate Members of the Cardiac Society, with preference given to those attending their first meeting.
  • Applicants must have an abstract accepted for presentation at the AHA meeting
  • Letter of support required from the supervisor or the Director of the laboratory or service the work emanated from.

Opening date

CLOSED (indicative reopen June 2014)

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

BDU

External source overview

CSANZ website: Fellowships

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ATN-DAAD Researcher Exchange Program

Grant type

Fellowship

Funding opportunity

Australian Technology Network of Universities (ATN) and the German Academic
Exchange Service (DAAD): Researcher Exchange Program

Scheme overview

The scheme is a joint initiative of the Australian Technology Network of Universities (ATN) and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

The scheme aims to foster research collaboration of the highest quality between Australian researchers from ATN universities and German researchers from German universities, institutes of technology and Fachhochschulen. (Fachhochschulen are German higher education institutions that offer applied and practical courses of study.)

The scheme will support exchanges for Australian researchers to spend time at partner institutions in Germany and for collaborating German researchers to spend time at ATN universities. It is intended that the scheme will result in research outcomes and the exchange of skills and knowledge of mutual benefit to Australia and Germany.

Applications can fall within a range of discipline areas including Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences, Medical Science and Social Science.

Funding available

$12,500 per annum for a maximum of 2 years.
The funding supported will be for travel and living expenses only.

Eligibility

  • Projects may have a maximum length of two years under the scheme.
  • Applicants must be Australian citizens or hold permanent residence status in Australia and
  • be employed as an academic staff member in a teaching and research or research only role at an ATN university for the duration of the project.
  • Projects will be funded within a framework of well-defined research proposals necessitating research collaboration between Australian and German researchers.
  • Particular preference will be given to projects that facilitate exchanges between early career researchers involved in research collaborations of mutual benefit to Australia and Germany.
  • Whilst on exchange, participants will continue to be paid by their home institutions.
  •  Basic research costs (staff, equipment and consumables) that will be incurred at UniSA will need to be funded by the School/Division/Institute.

Opening date

2 April 2014

Internal closing date

16 June 2014

External closing date

30 June 2014

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

External source overview

ATN-DAAD website

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Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSANZ): Travelling Fellowships to European Society of Cardiology

Grant type

Fellowship

Funding opportunity

Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSANZ): Travelling Fellowships

Scheme overview

The Fellowships are intended to provide an opportunity for investigators in the early stage of their research career, to present at a major international conference namely the Scientific Sessions of the European Society of Cardiology to be held in Barcelona, Spain from 30 August - 3 September 2014.

Funding available

$3,000

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be FCSANZ, Associate Members or Affiliate Members of the Cardiac Society, with preference given to those attending their first meeting.
  • Applicants must have an abstract accepted for presentation at the AHA meeting
  • Letter of support required from the supervisor or the Director of the laboratory or service the work emanated from.

Opening date

Now

Internal closing date

5 May 2014

External closing date

19 May 2014

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

BDU

External source overview

CSANZ website: Fellowships

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Fulbright Commission: Postdoctoral Scholarships

Grant type

Scholarship

Funding opportunity

Fulbright Commission: Postdoctoral Scholarships

Scheme overview

As the largest and one of the most prestigious educational scholarship programs in the world, Fulbright provides unique opportunities for Australians to build long term research collaboration and linkages with U.S. universities for 3-12 months.

Funding available

  • The Scholarship is valued up to AUD$47,000 and includes the following:
    • Living, travel & establishment allowances
    • National Orientation Program and a Fulbright Presentation Dinner
    • Enrichment Seminars in the United States with international Fulbright Scholars
    • Distinguished professional network with U.S. and Australian Fulbright Alumni Associations
    • A support agency in the U.S. that assists with visas, events, and networks
    • Media and publicity support
    • ASPE medical insurance of up to A$100,000 (for the Scholar only)

Eligibility

  • The scholarship is aimed at applicants who have recently completed a PhD. [Note: To be eligible, your thesis must be lodged prior to submitting your Fulbright application].
  • The scholarship is generally offered to applicants who are no more than three years post-PhD, however, applicants who are four to five years postdoctoral and present a strong case will be considered. All else being equal, preference will be given to applicants who have not yet gained tenure at an institution.

Opening date

1 May 2014

Internal closing date

24 July 2014

External closing date

1 August 2014

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

Please contact Division of Health Sciences Research Office for application support

External source overview

Fulbright Commission website

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Fulbright Commission: Senior Scholarships

Grant type

Scholarship

Funding opportunity

Fulbright Commission: Senior Scholarships

Scheme overview

  • As the largest and one of the most prestigious educational scholarship programs in the world, Fulbright provides unique opportunities for Australians to build long term research collaboration and linkages with U.S. universities for 3-6 months.
  • Fulbright Senior Scholarships are available to Australian citizens who are:
    • Scholars of established reputation working in an academic institution who intend to teach or undertake research
    • Practising professionals who have established reputations in their fields
    • Senior members of academically-based professions who are currently engaged in the private practice of their profession
    • Recognised academic or professionals who have been invited to the United States by a tertiary institution, learned society or professional organisation for a significant short-term purpose (such as invited speakers at a national or international conference, major research program, provider of master classes or contributor to a major exhibition).

Funding available

  • Senior Scholarship valued at up to AUD37,000 and includes:
    • Living, travel & establishment allowances
    • National Orientation Program and a Fulbright Presentation Dinner
    • Enrichment Seminars in the United States with international Fulbright Scholars
    • Distinguished professional network with U.S. and Australian Fulbright Alumni Associations
    • A support agency in the U.S. that assists with visas, events, and networks
    • Media and publicity support
    • ASPE Medical Insurance of up to AUD 100,000 (for the Scholar only).

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be Australian citizens by birth or naturalisation

Opening date

1 May 2014

Internal closing date

24 July 2014

External closing date

1 August 2014

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

Please contact Division of Health Sciences Research Office for application support

External source overview

Fulbright Commission website

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Fulbright Commission: Professional Scholarships

Grant type

Scholarship

Funding opportunity

Fulbright Commission: Professional Scholarships

Scheme overview

For aspiring mid-career professionals in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors to undertake training or research programs in the U.S. The scholarship is also open to people based in academic institutions whose primary research focus is professional or industry based, i.e. CRC or research institutes. This scholarship supports a 3-4 month program

Funding available

  • Unless stated below, Fulbright Professional Scholarships are valued at around AUD 30,000 - AUD 40,000 depending on the duration and sponsorship amount of the scholarship. They include:
    • Living, travel & establishment allowances
    • National Orientation Program and a Fulbright Presentation Dinner
    • Enrichment Seminars in the United States with international Fulbright Scholars
    • Distinguished professional network with the U.S. and Australian Fulbright Alumni Associations
    • A support agency in the U.S. that assists with visas, events and networks
    • Media and publicity support
    • ASPE medical insurance of up to AUD100,000

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be Australian citizens by birth or naturalisation

Opening date

1 May 2014

Internal closing date

24 July 2014

External closing date

1 August 2014

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

Please contact Division of Health Sciences Research Office for application support

External source overview

Fulbright Commission website

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Heart Foundation: Future Leader Fellowship (Level 1)

Grant type

Fellowship

Funding opportunity

Heart Foundation Future Leader Fellowship (Level 1)

Scheme overview

The Future Leader Fellowship (Level 1)scheme has been designed to provide substantial project support to the best and brightest cardiovascular researchers through prestigious and generous funding, helping them to develop as independent researchers.

Funding available

  • $90,000 stipend pro rata + $40,000 project support per annum (2013 rate;
  • Are aimed at researchers in the following disciplines:
    • Biomedical
    • Clinical
    • Public Health (including health services research)
  • Are tenable for up to 4 years
  • May be full or part-time (minimum 0.6FTE with no extension of time)
  • Successful candidates will be eligible for Innovation Award consideration

Eligibility

  • Must be Australian citizens or permanent residents, or be able to demonstrate evidence of application for permanent residence
  • Must have 3-6 years post PhD experience at time of application

Opening date

CLOSED (Indicative reopen February 2015)

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

External source overview

Heart Foundation website

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Heart Foundation: Future Leader Fellowship (Level 2)

Grant type

Fellowship

Funding opportunity

Heart Foundation Future Leader Fellowship (Level 2)

Scheme overview

The Future Leader Fellowship (Level 2)scheme has been designed to provide substantial project support to researchers who are becoming leaders of cardiovascular research groups and developing their own portfolio.

Funding available

  • $110,000 stipend pro rata + $50,000 project support per annum (2013 rate;
  • Are aimed at researchers in the following disciplines:
    • Biomedical
    • Clinical
    • Public Health (including health services research)
  • Are tenable for up to 4 years
  • May be full or part-time (minimum 0.6FTE with no extension of time)
  • Successful candidates will be eligible for Innovation Award consideration

Eligibility

  • Must be Australian citizens or permanent residents, or be able to demonstrate evidence of application for permanent residence
  • Must have 7-10 years post PhD experience at time of application

Opening date

CLOSED (Indicative reopen February 2015)

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

External source overview

Heart Foundation website

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Heart Foundation: Postdoctoral Fellowships

Grant type

Fellowship

Funding opportunity

Heart Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships

Scheme overview

Heart Foundation research fellowships support the best and brightest cardiovascular researchers. These prestigious and generous fellowship awards encourage researchers to develop research independence from an early stage, fostering their capacity to compete for broader funding opportunities.

By offering comprehensive support for researchers through the Postdoctoral and Future Leader Fellowships, the Heart Foundation is fostering future leaders of research, leading to the development of sustainable cardiovascular research in Australia.

The Postdoctoral Fellowship encourages and supports early career cardiovascular health researchers to develop research skills and independence from an early stage. In doing so, it helps further their research career as they become more competitive for future funding from a range of sources.

Postdoctoral Fellowships

  • Are aimed at researchers in the following cardiovascular health disciplines:
    • Biomedical
    • Clinical
    • Public Health
    • Health Service delivery
  • Are tenable for up to 2 years   
  • May be full- or part-time  
  • Funding is not renewable however applications will be accepted from current fellows provided they still meet the eligibility criteria.

Funding available

$75,000 pro rata per annum

Eligibility

  • Must be Australian citizens or permanent residents, or be able to demonstrate evidence of application for permanent residence; and
  • Must have been awarded a PhD or MD within the last 5 years prior to the application closing date
  • Undertaking cardiovascular research overseas may apply for a fellowship to return to Australia to continue their research at an Australian Research Administering Institute.

Opening date

11 February 2014

Internal closing date

21 March 2014

External closing date

11 April 2014

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

External source overview

Heart Foundation website

 

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF): Advanced Post Doctoral Fellowships

Grant type

Fellowship

Funding opportunity

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Advanced Post Doctoral Fellowships

Scheme overview

The Advanced Postdoctoral Fellowship program is designed to attract qualified and promising health scientists, to provide an opportunity to receive full time research training, and to assist these promising individuals in transitioning from a fellowship to an independent (faculty-level) position.

JDRF envisions the 3-year award term as a period in which fellows will receive critical research training that will position them to work at the leading edge of their chosen field. An additional, optional 1-year transition award will further assist fellows to proceed to independent faculty or research appointments and will serve as a bridge between the fellowship and independent competitive research funding. During the fellowship phase, the applicant is required to work with a sponsor who can provide a training environment conducive to beginning a career in diabetes-relevant research.

Funding available

  • Budgets of up to USD 90,000 per year for up to 3 years may be requested
  • During the fellowship phase, the applicant is required to work with a sponsor who can provide a training environment conducive to beginning a career in diabetes-relevant research

Eligibility

  • The fellowships are intended for those in a relatively early stage of their career
  • Generally, their first degree (PhD, MD or equivalent) will have been received no more than 5 years before the fellowship
  • This program is targeted to those who would benefit from postdoctoral research training in preparation for later faculty appointments (therefore, applicants may not have faculty appointments)
  • There are no citizenship requirements for this program.

Opening date

CLOSED (Indicative reopen July 2014)

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

External source overview

JDRF website: Fellowships

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Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF): Post Doctoral Fellowships

Grant type

Fellowship

Funding opportunity

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Advanced Post Doctoral Fellowships

Scheme overview

Postdoctoral fellowships are designed to attract qualified, promising scientists entering their professional career in the T1D research field. The applicant is required to work with a sponsor who can provide a training environment conducive to beginning a career in type 1 diabetes-relevant research. At the time of activating the award, the applicant must have a doctoral degree (PhD, MD, DMD, DVM), or the equivalent from an accredited institution and must not be simultaneously serving an internship or residency.

Funding available

Award amounts are based on years of relevant postdoctoral experience at the time of activation

Eligibility

  • The fellowships are intended for those in a relatively early stage of their career
  • Generally, their first degree (PhD, MD or equivalent) will have been received no more than 5 years before the fellowship
  • This program is targeted to those who would benefit from postdoctoral research training in preparation for later faculty appointments (therefore, applicants may not have faculty appointments)
  • There are no citizenship requirements for this program
  • The applicant must be sponsored by an investigator who is affiliated full-time with an accredited institution and who agrees to supervise the applicant’s training
  • The sponsor does not necessarily need to have a background in diabetes, but the research project must be type 1 diabetes-related

Opening date

CLOSED (Indicative reopen July 2014)

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

External source overview

JDRF website: Fellowships

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Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF): Career Development Award

Grant type

Fellowship

Funding opportunity

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF): Career Development Award

Scheme overview

Designed to attract qualified and promising scientists early in their faculty careers and to give them the opportunity to establish themselves in areas that reflect the JDRF research emphasis areas.

Funding available

  • $150,000 USD maximum/year for up to 5 years, including up to 10% for indirect costs and generally not renewable after 5 years

Eligibility

  • Required: MD, DMD, DVM, PhD, or equivalent and faculty position or equivalent
  • There are no citizenship requirements for this program

Opening date

CLOSED (Indicative reopen July 2014)

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

External source overview

JDRF website: Fellowships

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Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF): Early Career Patient-Oriented Diabetes Research Award

Grant type

Fellowship

Funding opportunity

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF): Early Career patient Orientated Diabetes Research Award

Scheme overview

Designed to provide crucial support to investigators who plan to pursue a career in diabetes-related clinical investigation. Awards are made in the later stages of training and include the ability for recipients to transition to independent faculty or research appointments.

Funding available

$150,000 USD maximum/year for up to 5 years, including up to 10% for indirect costs and generally not renewable after 5 years

Eligibility

  • In most cases, applicant will have an MD or MD-PhD, hold an appointment or joint appointment in a subspecialty of clinical medicine, and conduct human clinical research

  • There are no citizenship requirements for this program

Opening date

CLOSED (Indicative reopen July 2014)

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

External source overview

JDRF website: Fellowships

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Leukaemia Foundation: Fellowships

Grant type

Fellowship

Funding opportunity

Leukaemia Foundation: Fellowships

Scheme overview

The Leukaemia Foundation is the only national not-for-profit foundation dedicated to the care and cure of patients and families living with leukaemias, lymphomas, myeloma, and related blood disorders. Through its National Research Program, the Foundation seeks to foster innovative research into the causes, diagnosis and treatment of these cancers, and the care of patients and families. The program includes grants for research projects, in addition to scholarships and fellowships to foster the careers of talented young scientists and doctors.

Funding available

Postdoctoral fellowships (Maximum $100,000 pa = approximately 75% salary + 25% consumables)

Eligibility

  • All applicants must be Australian citizens, permanent residents or New Zealand citizens holding a special category visa
  • Applicants who have applied for, but not yet been granted permanent residency or a special category visa, may apply for the award
  • Evidence of the appropriate status must be provided before the start of the award
  • Research funded by the Fellowship and Scholarship Program must be conducted in an Australian institution
  • Candidates must have been awarded their PhD no more than three years prior to the closing date for applications or else their PhD must be awarded by December of the year of application
  • Exceptions may be made where an applicant can show that they have had an unavoidable career disruption such as family leave, serious illness, war etc.
  • Postdoctoral fellowships will initially be awarded for one year
  • The successful applicant will have the opportunity to apply for up to two annual extensions subject to satisfactory progress and consideration by the Medical and Scientific Advisory Committee

Opening date

April 2014

Internal closing date

4 July 2014

External closing date

25 July 2014

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

External source overview

Leukaemia Foundation website

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Lymphatic Education and Research Network (LE&RN): Postdoctoral Fellowship 2014

Grant type

Fellowship

Funding opportunity

Lymphatic Education and Research Network: Postdoctoral Fellowship 2014

Scheme overview

The goal of this fellowship is to expand and strengthen the pool of outstanding junior investigators in the field of lymphatic research. The awards will support investigators who have recently received their doctorates.

Examples of funding areas include but are not limited to:

  • basic, translational or clinincal investigations into normal and aberrant lymphatic biology
  • mechanisms of normal and pathological lymphangiogenesis
  • imaging and understanding the mechanisms that regulate lymphatic structure and function
  • animal models of lymphatic systems disorders
  • cross-talk between the lymphatic and the immune systems

Projects in lymphocyte biology, leukaemia, lymphoma and conditions secondary to lymphedema such as cutaneous infections are outside the scope of this program.

Funding available

$US82,000-$US95,000 per annum for two years

Eligibility

  • Applicants must hold a PhD and/or MD or equivalent degree and have completed no more than three years full-time postdoctoral research experience by 1 July 2014.
  • The research project must be conducted under the supervision of a mentor who is an established investigator with an active and productive research program.
  • Eligibility is NOT limited to those investigators with past experience in lymphatic research.
  • International applications are welcome.

Opening date

CLOSED (Indicative reopen December 2013)

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

BDU

External source overview

Lymphatic Education and Research Network

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L'Oreal Australia: For Women in Science Fellowship

Grant type

Fellowship

Funding opportunity

L'Oreal Australia: For Women in Science Fellowship

Scheme overview

These Fellowships are awarded to women who have shown scientific excellence in their career to date and who have an appropriate research plan that will be assisted by the one-year Fellowship.

The Fellowship funding can be used in a fairly discretionary fashion, once it supports the research plan.

Funding available

$25,000 for one year

Eligibility

Applicants:

  • must be women involved in the life sciences, material sciences, physical sciences, mathematics or engineering
  • must be post-doctoral researchers who have completed their PhD since 1 May 2009 (NB: excluding maternity leave and periods of part time work due to family considerations)
  • must be Australian citizens or permanent residents, temporary residents in the process of applying for permanent residency may apply but decisions of eligibility will be left to the discretion of the jury
  • must be associated with an Australian-based academic or research institution, and
  • must be intending to continue their research in Australia for the next 12 months
  • are expected to be working full-time or close to full-time.

Opening date

3 March 2014

Internal closing date

2 April 2014

External closing date

16 April 2014

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

BDU

External source overview

L'Oreal Australia

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Motor Neurone Disease Research Institute of Australia (MND) Bill Gole Post Doctoral Fellowship

Grant type

Fellowship

Funding opportunity

Motor Neurone Disease Research Institute of Australia (MND) Bill Gole Post Doctoral Fellowship

Scheme overview

The MND Research Institute invites applications for this prestigious research Fellowship for motor neurone disease research in Australia. The Bill Gole MND Postdoctoral Fellowship is directed towards postdoctoral scientists with a track record of research in the areas of neuroscience related to motor neurone disease.

Funding available

Salary for a full-time research fellow will be funded at $72,500 p.a. for up to a period of up to three years

Eligibility

  • The applicant must be an Australian citizen or have permanent residential status
  • On 30 August 2013, applicants must have no more than three years research experience from the date their doctoral thesis was passed
  • Applicants who will submit their completed doctoral thesis before the end of 2013 will be considered, but the Fellowship cannot be taken up by the applicant until the thesis has been passed
  • The Fellowship can commence on 1 January 2014 and must commence before 1 July 2014

Opening date

CLOSED (Indicative reopen June 2014)

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

External source overview

MND Research Institute website

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Multiple Sclerosis Research Australia (MSRA): Post Doctoral Fellowship

Grant type

Fellowship

Funding opportunity

Multiple Sclerosis Research Australia (MSRA): Post Doctoral Fellowship

Scheme overview

The MS Research Australia Postdoctoral Fellowship provides salary support for early career researchers working in the field of MS.

Funding available

$70,000- $80,000 per annum for three years

Eligibility

Applicants must have been awarded their PhD within the last 12 years (consideration will also be given to final year PhD students).

Opening date

Now

Internal closing date

1 May 2014

External closing date

15 May 2014

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

BDU

External source overview

MSRA website

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Multiple Sclerosis Research Australia (MSRA) NHMRC Betty Cuthbert Fellowship

Grant type

Fellowship

Funding opportunity

Multiple Sclerosis Research Australia (MSRA) NHMRC Betty Cuthbert Fellowship

Scheme overview

The MS Research Australia / NHMRC Betty Cuthbert Fellowship provides salary support for researchers working in MS research in the areas of biomedical, clinical or population health.

Funding available

$70,000 per annum for up to four years

Eligibility

Applicants must have been awarded their PhD within the last 12 years (consideration will also be given to final year PhD students).

Opening date

Now

Internal closing date

1 May 2014

External closing date

15 May 2014

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

BDU

External source overview

MSRA website

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National Breast Cancer Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships: Early Career Fellowships

Grant type

Fellowship

Funding opportunity

National Breast Cancer Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships: Early Career Fellowships

Scheme overview

Early Career Fellowship will support the salary and research of outstanding new investigators with a vision to expand the scale and scope of breast cancer research in Australia. Applicants will be expected to demonstrate their potential to develop high performing teams that will produce high quality research outcomes.

The specific aims of the scheme are to:

  • Develop the most outstanding and creative breast cancer researchers across the range of disciplines in biomedical, clinical, health services and public health research

  • Foster mentoring and collaboration of talented early career researchers, and facilitate integration of these new investigators into successful research teams

  • Enhance quality and foster expansion of the scale and scope of breast cancer research in Australia

  • Carry out research that is of major importance and with the potential to impact on breast cancer outcomes

Funding available

  • The maximum funding available is up to $170,000 per annum over four years
  • The funding provided will cover: the salary of the Fellow (up to $120,000 per annum); and up to $50,000 per annum towards the research project

Eligibility

  • Have a doctorate degree, and/or a professional qualification.
  • Have at least five but no more than eight years postdoctoral or equivalent experience.
  • Be an Australian citizen, have permanent Australian resident status.
  • Have the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to manage the award.
  • Have the support of experienced researchers in the area.
  • Demonstrate excellent potential for a career in breast cancer research.

Opening date

28 March 2014

Internal closing date

7 April 2014

External closing date

28 April 2014

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

External source overview

NBCF website

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National Breast Cancer Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships: Post Doctoral Training Fellowships

Grant type

Fellowship

Funding opportunity

National Breast Cancer Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowships: Post doctoral Training Fellowship

Scheme overview

The purpose of the Postdoctoral Training Fellowships is to provide outstanding researchers who have recently completed a PhD with support to pursue their breast cancer research interests and increase their research capability. The overall aim is to attract, train and retain our most talented breast cancer researchers of the future.

Funding available

  • Postdoctoral Fellowships are available for up to four years at $100,000 per annum, including salary stipend, on costs and some research-related expenses
  • This year NBCF are continuing the partnership with Cure Cancer Australia Foundation (CCAF)
  • The Postdoctoral Fellows awarded through this partnership will receive CCAFs contribution of $100,000 for the first year, followed by up to 3 years of NBCF funding of $100,000
  • Other successful Fellows will receive NBCF funding of $100,000 per annum throughout the term of the Fellowship

Eligibility

  • Hold an MD or PhD in a health-related field of research
  • Be actively engaged in breast cancer research
  • Have no more than five years postdoctoral experience
  • Be Australian citizens, or hold permanent Australian resident status
  • Nominate an institution and research group different from where they obtained their PhD
  • Incorporate a clear indication of the training component in the application

Opening date

28 March 2014

Internal closing date

7 April 2014

External closing date

28 April 2014

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

External source overview

NBCF website

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National Breast Cancer Foundation: Practitioner Fellowships

Grant type

Fellowship

Funding opportunity

National Breast Cancer Foundation: Practitioner Fellowships

Scheme overview

The NBCF Practitioner Fellowship aims to support active clinicians and public health or health service professionals to undertake breast cancer research that is linked to their practice or policy.

The overall aim is to facilitate translation of breast cancer research outcomes into practice and contribute to evidence-based breast cancer practice and policy development in Australian health systems.

Funding available

$150,000 per annum for up to four years

Eligibility

At the time of application the applicant must:

  • For the majority of their non-research time be employed by a health care authority (e.g. a hospital, primary care facility, or a state or territory health department) to provide clinical care, or to provide public health services, or be employed in a policy development role in the health sector, and includes applicants who are self-employed clinicians in private practice.
  •  Applicants must be proposing to undertake breast cancer research that is linked to their practice or policy activity and which is to be undertaken in Australia.
  • Applicants must be able to demonstrate that the breast cancer research associated with their NBCF Practitioner Fellowship may help translate research outcomes into revised practice or policy.
  •  Reside in Australia throughout the funding period.
  •  Be an Australian citizen or have resident status at the commencement of the research project.
  •  Hold a maximum of four NBCF Grants in total, consisting of up to two NBCF Grants, one Infrastructure Grant and one National Collaborative Breast Cancer Research Program Grant as a Primary CI at any one time; and
  • Submit only one application in each grant program each year, providing they have not reached the limits specified in the above point.

Opening date

5 May 2014

Internal closing date

10 July 2014

External closing date

31 July 2014

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

External source overview

NBCF website

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National Health and Medical Research Council: Research Fellowships

Grant type

Fellowship

Funding opportunity

National Health and Medical Research Council: Research Fellowships

Scheme overview

The Research Fellowships scheme aims to recruit and support Australia's very best medical and health research talent during the most productive years of their research life to further develop as leaders in their field and contribute to the Australian research community through active participation.

Funding available

Research Fellowships are available for up to five years  including salary stipend, on costs and some research-related expenses

Research Fellowship levels are available in increasing order of experience and seniority. Each level provides a salary package for five years based on the percentage of time requested. The levels are:

  • Senior Research Fellow Level A (SRF A) $120,284 per annum pro-rata (2013 rate)

  • Senior Research Fellow Level B (SRF B) $132,903 per annum pro-rata (2013 rate)

  • Principal Research Fellow (PRF) $145,522 per annum pro-rata (2013 rate)

  • Senior Principal Research Fellow (SPRF) $164,585 per annum pro-rata (2013 rate)

  • Each level provides a salary package for five years – based on percentage of time requested. 

Eligibility

  • Hold a PhD or equivalent research qualification
  • Be Australian citizens, or hold permanent Australian resident status
  • Are aimed at researchers in the following disciplines:
    • Biomedical
    • Clinical
    • Public Health (including health services research)
  • Applicants must seek permission to spend more than 3 months per year overseas
  • Are available full-time or part-time
  • Full-time Research Fellows may spend up to 20% of their Fellowship time on other activities directly related to the research activities including, but not limited to, clinical responsibilities, commercial responsibilities, policy development and public health activities.

  • Part-time Research Fellows are expected to commit 50-70% of their time to the Fellowship but may also spend up to 20% of their fellowship time on other activities as listed above.

Opening date

CLOSED (Indicative reopen December 2014)

Internal closing date

Refer to RIS grant submission review dates

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

External source overview

NHMRC website: Research Fellowships

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National Health and Medical Research Council: Practitioner Fellowships

Grant type

Fellowship

Funding opportunity

National Health and Medical Research Council: Practitioner Fellowships

Scheme overview

The Practitioner Fellowships scheme is a key element in NHMRC's commitment to accelerate the bridging of the gap between the acquisition of new knowledge from research and its implementation into practice and policy.

The scheme aims to support research which results in the translation of new evidence into improved clinical practice and health policy and which delivers improvements in health and healthcare to Australians.

Funding available

  • Practitioner Fellowships are prestigious, highly competitive awards for high performing researchers working in the top 10% of their field
  • Practitioner Fellows must be working as clinicians or in public health or a policy role
  • Fellowships available for five years with package between $129,144-$154,919 per annum (2013 rate)

Eligibility

  • Hold a PhD or equivalent research/clinical qualification
  • Be Australian citizens, or hold permanent Australian resident status
  • Fellowships are available part-time to active clinicians and public health professionals with sustained track records

Opening date

CLOSED (Indicative reopen December 2014)

Internal closing date

Refer to RIS grant submission review dates

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

External source overview

NHMRC website: Practitioner Fellowships

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National Health and Medical Research Council: Career Development Fellowships

Grant type

Fellowship

Funding opportunity

National Health and Medical Research Council: Career Development Fellowships

Scheme overview

The Career Development Fellowship Scheme is open to researchers in the early stages of their careers, and fellowships are awarded for 4 years. Successful applicants will be undertaking research that is internationally competitive; will develop their capacity for independent research; will develop their research leadership skills; and will help the researcher establish themselves as an independent and self directed health and medical researcher in a research program, or as part of a research team.

Career Development Fellowships will be awarded in the following  categories:

  • RD Wright Biomedical CDFs: Available for biomedical research. These are full-time fellowships and researchers are normally expected to be working full-time on the development of their research career during the term of the fellowship.
  • Clinical CDFs: Clinical applicants must demonstrate medical, paramedical, allied health or public health professional experience. Applicants may be full or part-time (part-time awards are available for 30-70% of a full-time position and the award value is pro-rated accordingly). Part-time awards are designed for applicants who wish to maintain an active clinical role and continue to provide clinical care, and applicants must demonstrate the interface between their clinical duties and their research.
  • Population Health CDFs: Population Health fellowships are for research into public health and health service delivery. Applicants may be full or part-time (part-time awards are available for 30-70% of a full-time position and the fellowship value is pro-rated accordingly. Part-time fellowships are for researchers who wish to maintain an active role in the delivery of public health services or the development of public health policy, and applicants must demonstrate the interface between their public health or policy development work and their research
  • Industry CDFs: Industry fellowships are full-time, and are intended to support researchers with a commercial interest to spend intermittent (up to 50%) time in industry (within Australia or overseas). The residual proportion is to be spent at a research institution within Australia. The fellowships are designed to support development work undertaken in a field related to human health. Examples may include diagnostics, pharmaceutical product development, bioinformatics, manufacturing technologies etc. The applicant needs to demonstrate clear engagement with industry.

Career Development applicants may also apply for a Co-Funded Fellowship

  • Co-Funded CDFs: Co-Funded Career Development Fellowships are offered through funding partnerships agreed between the NHMRC and each partner organisations. For funding commencing in 2014, NHMRC CDFs will offer co-funding opportunities with the following organisations:
    • Cerebral Palsy Alliance Foundation
    • SpinalCure Australia.

Funding available

Career Development Fellowships are made by applicants in one of two levels:

  • CDF Level 1:
    • 2-7 years post-doctoral experience
    • Value: $101,221(2013 full time rate; includes salary, on-costs, travel and maintenance)
  • CDF Level 2:
    • 7-12 years post-doctoral experience
    • VValue: $111,960 (2013 full time rate; includes salary, on-costs, travel and maintenance)

Eligibility

Applicants must be an Australian citizen, an Australian Permanent Resident, or a New Zealand citizen and must be based in Australia for the duration of the award (except Industry CDFs who may conduct their industry placement overseas).

Opening date

CLOSED (Indicative reopen mid January 2015)

Internal closing date

Refer to RIS grant submission review dates

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

External source overview

NHMRC website: Training (Postdoctoral) Fellowships

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National Health and Medical Research Council: Early Career Fellowships

Grant type

Fellowship

Funding opportunity

National Health and Medical Research Council: Early Career Fellowships

Scheme overview

The NHMRC Early Career Fellowships provides opportunities for Australian researchers to undertake research that is both of major importance in its field and of benefit to Australian health.

Early Career Fellowships provide for training in basic research either in Australia or overseas, to enable Fellows to work on research projects with nominated advisers. Awards are offered to a limited number of persons of outstanding ability who wish to make research a significant component of their career.

The Early Career Fellowship funding type includes the following categories:

Full-time Overseas based Early Career Fellowships category:

  • CJ Martin Fellowship
  • Neil Hamilton Fellowship
  • Sydney Sax Fellowship
  • INSERM Exchange Fellowship
  • Training Fellowship for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Research

Full-time Australian based Early Career Fellowships category:

  • Peter Doherty Fellowship
  • Clinical Research Australian Fellowship
  • Public Health Australian Fellowship
  • Training Fellowship for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Research

Part-time Australian based Early Career Fellowships category:

  • Health Professional Research Training Fellowship
  • Australian Research Training Fellowships Part-time
  • Primary Health Care Australian Fellowship

Other:

  • Australia-China Exchange Fellowship
  • Co-funded Fellowships

Funding available

Early Career Fellowship packages are awarded at the Training Support Package 1 level which is:

  • $71,149 pa for salary plus $5,000 pa for maintenance while based in Australia (2013 rates). Clinical loading and accommodation allowance applies to some categories.

Eligibility

Applicants must:

  • be an  Australian citizen or holder of Australian Permanent Resident Status;
  • or New Zealand citizens holding a Special Category Visa;
  • hold a doctorate in either:
    • a health related field of research, or will submit their thesis by 31 December in the year of application
    • a non-health related field, or will submit their thesis by 31 December in the year of application, and are proposing to undertake health related research;
  • at 30 June in the year of application, have held their PhD for no more than two years, unless exceptional circumstances apply;
  • have not previously held an NHMRC Training (Postdoctoral) Fellowship
  • have fulfilled all obligations from previous NHMRC Grants or Funding Agreements

Opening date

19 February 2014

Internal closing date

Refer to RIS grant submission review dates

External closing date

29 April 2014 (close date extended was 16 April)

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

External source overview

NHMRC website: Training (Postdoctoral) Fellowships

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National Health and Medical Research Council: Translating Research Into Practice (TRIP) Fellowships

Grant type

Fellowship

Funding opportunity

National Health and Medical Research Council: TRIP Fellowships

Scheme overview

This Fellowship is designed to support early to mid-career health professionals. It is expected that applicants will have completed their initial relevant professional training between 5 and 15 years ago, have an ongoing commitment to the application of evidence in health care, and have the capacity to become future leaders in the field. This eligibility criterion applies to total career.

The Fellowship provides financial support to undertake a two-year implementation research project, on a half-time basis and develop specific knowledge, practical skills and expertise related to the implementation of evidence-based practice. It is expected that the Fellow's employing institution will support the remainder of their employment time.

Funding available

NHMRC will provide a TRIP Fellowship support package for two years at 0.5FTE. For awards beginning in 2014, the package is as follows:

  • $65,344 pa (based on $130,689/annum FTE) and
  • $20,000 pa for the professional development in leadership and implementation science training allowance.

Eligibility

  • Must be an  Australian citizen or holder of Australian Permanent Resident Status; or New Zealand citizens holding a Special Category Visa;
  • It is not a requirement for applicants to hold a PhD or Masters Degree (or equivalent) nor to undertake one during the Fellowship.
  • Applicants must hold a Bachelor's degree or equivalent tertiary qualification completed within the last 5-15 years
  • Fellowships are available to health care professionals (e.g. medical specialists, general practitioners, public health practitioners, physiotherapists, nurses, midwives, radiologists, other allied health providers), health care personnel (health service managers, hospital department leaders, clinical trial managers) and policy makers to undertake projects focussed on making changes at their local health practices, or to implement changes at the policy and/or systems levels.

Opening date

26 February 2014

Internal closing date

Refer to RIS grant submission review dates

External closing date

7 May 2014

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

External source overview

NHMRC website: TRIP Fellowships

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Premier's Research Industry Fund: South Australian Research Fellowships

Grant type

Fellowship

Funding opportunity

Premier's Research Industry Fund: South Australian Research Fellowships

Scheme overview

The South Australian Research Fellowship aims to expand the State's research talent to support world-class research leadership that will have a direct strategic benefit to South Australian industry and the State's economy.

Proposals are encouraged that have outputs that relate directly to South Australia's priority areas (www.priorities.sa.gov.au).

Objectives are:

  • Build or strengthen a strategic research capability in South Australia by attracting to the State outstanding interstate or overseas researchers with an existing track record and clear potential for early success in the Australian research context.
  •  Develop or strengthen research capability that directly aligns with and addresses the State's seven priority areas. There is an expectation that the research area will have the potential to translate into application through greater industry engagement and demonstrable benefit to the State in the mid-to-long term.
  •  Strengthen links to leading international centres by either bringing existing relationships or establishing new relationships that are of mutual benefit to the institution and the State.
  •  Improve institutional and hence South Australia's research performance as evidenced by successful applications for Commonwealth, industry or other competitive research funding.
  • The expectation is that the individual recruited would be excellent in both basic and applied industry-relevant research and capable of supporting both streams of activity.
  •  Increase opportunities for securing Australian Research Council Laureate awards or similar.
Funding Available $250,000 maximum per year for four years (or equivalent over five years) will be awarded.

Eligibility

  •  Any funding will be conditional on the Fellow being appointed to a tenured position within the Administering Organisation for the duration of the funding agreement.
  • The funding will contribute to the direct support of the Fellow; cost of recruitment will be the responsibility of the Administering Organisation.
  •   In addition to the South Australian Government funding, the Administering Organisation must assemble a package of support for the Fellow to a total value of $750,000 per annum (over the term of the contract).
  • This package will comprise a minimum of $250,000 cash per annum and in-kind support appropriate for the establishment of the Fellow and associated research program. The State has a preferred position that direct salary support would be met by the Administering Organisation.
  •  The South Australian Government is open to customising support for the Fellow in order to meet the specific circumstances and needs of the preferred appointee.
  •  The Administering Organisation will be responsible for the recruitment of the Fellow and, for overseas candidates, arranging appropriate visa and other work requirements to work in Australia for the duration of the Fellowship.

Opening date

CLOSED (Indicative reopen September 2013)

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

BDU

External source overview

Premier's Research Industry Fund

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Science and Industry Endowment Fund - Fellowships

Grant type

Fellowship

Funding opportunity

Science and Industry Endowment Fund

Scheme overview

The Science and Industry Endowment Fund (SIEF) has funding available for up to 6 fellowships commencing in 2014.

The process of awarding fellowships will begin with an invitation to Australian universities and Publically Funded Research Agencies (PFRA) and Research Institutes to submit proposals. Preferentially, research projects will be collaborative projects between PRFAs and universities. There is also a strong preference for end-user/industry engagement in the project. The proposal, which must be submitted via the University Research Office (or equivalent), will identify the eligible Candidate, the proposed project, Lead supervisor and any other collaborating partners. Proposals will be assessed by a panel of experts drawn from universities, publicly funded research agencies and industry representatives.

SIEF is seeking applications that include a diverse range of Early Career Researchers in order to ensure that it has the strongest field of candidates and projects from which to select.

Funding available

  • Successful proposals will receive a grant of $92,000 per annum for 3 years towards the costs of the Postdoctoral Fellow (that is, towards salary and direct on-costs) under the terms of a Funding Agreement with the SIEF
  • Collaborators must agree to fund all other costs of the project including equipment, consumables, travel and general overheads
  • It is anticipated that the organisation(s) participating in the proposal will commit an aggregate of at least $30,000 per annum to support the Postdoctoral Fellow
  • The level of commitment and its expenditure should be identified in the proposal submitted.

Eligibility

  • The Fellow must meet the following criteria:
    • awarded (or shortly to be awarded) a PhD degree in a discipline related to the Project
    • eligible to work in Australia
    • on completion of the Fellowship, the candidate's total relevant work experience since confirmation of the candidate's doctorate does not exceed six full-time equivalent years
    • available to commence role prior to 30 June 2014
    • be offered employment by the Lead Organisation as a designated post-doctoral fellow for a period of not more than three years full-time.

Opening date

CLOSED (Indicative reopen April 2014)

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

 

External source overview

SIEF website: Fellowships

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Science and Industry Endowment Fund: Australian Academy of Science - Fellowships

Grant type

Fellowship

Funding opportunity

Science and Industry Endowment Fund: Australian Academy of Science Fellowships to the 64th meeting of Nobel Laureates in Lindau

Scheme overview

The Australian Academy of Science invites nominations from Australian-based early career researchers to attend the 64th Meeting of Nobel Laureates in Lindau (dedicated to physiology or medicine), to be held in Lindau, Germany, 29 June-4 July 2014.

Successful candidates are also expected to attend the annual celebration of science at the Australian Academy of Science in Canberra from 27-29 May 2014.

Funding available

 $6,178 maximum (towards the cost of an international return economy airfare from Australia and participation and accommodation at the meeting of Nobel Laureates).

Eligibility

Open to eligible Australian-based Early Career Researchers who are:

  • enrolled in a research higher degree at an Australian University or have;
  • undertaken a research higher degree and been conferred in the past three years or;
  •  be working at an Australian University, research institution or publicly funded research organisation
  • applications will favour applicants currently undertaking doctoral studies or postdoctoral fellowships.
  • Only two applications can be submitted from UniSA so a selection process will ensue if more than two applications are received.

Opening date

CLOSED (Indicative reopen September 2014)

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

External source overview

SIEF - Australian Academy of Science

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Sir John Monash Awards

Grant type

Fellowship

Funding opportunity

Sir John Monash Awards

Scheme overview

Annually, up to eight Awards may be awarded to outstanding Australian citizens graduating from Australian Universities to enable them to undertake postgraduate study abroad at the world's best Universities, appropriate to their field of study.

The Foundation supports study programmes in any field, which leads to the highest academic research degree generally accepted in that field of study. Primarily, this will be a PhD or DPhil or an equivalent research doctoral degree.

Funding available

The Awards are not restricted to selected universities and each award is valued up to AUD$150,000 over 3 years.

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be Australian citizens
  • There is no age restriction provided the applicant's major contribution to their field and to the community lies ahead

Opening date

1 January annually

Internal closing date

16 August annually

External closing date

31 August annually

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

BDU

External source overview

Monash awards website: Fellowships

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The Sylvia and Charles Viertel Charitable Foundation: Senior Medical Research Fellowship

Grant type

Fellowship

Funding opportunity

The Sylvia and Charles Viertel Charitable Foundation: Clinical Investigatorships

Scheme overview

The Sylvia and Charles Viertel Charitable Foundation invites applications annually for a five-year Senior Medical Research Fellowship.
The Fellowship is an integral part of a scheme that is intended to provide both salary and project grant support for outstanding Australian medical researchers.

Funding available

Fellowship valued at $245,000 per annum. Up to two fellowships each year may be offered.

Eligibility

  • Applicants cannot hold another full-time salary grant
  • The applicant is medically or scientifically qualified to at least the postdoctoral level.
  • The applicant has been working at a postdoctoral level for less than ten (10) years (doctorate received after 1 January 2003) and does not currently hold a senior research or teaching position.
  • The applicant is sponsored to undertake the Fellowship research in an Australian institution.
  • The applicant is an Australian national or permanent resident. Applicants shortlisted for interview will need to provide proof of their status.
  • The Foundation will consider applications where Ethics Approval has been sought. Applicants shortlisted for interview will need to provide proof of ethics approval having been sought and/or approved).

Opening date

1 January annually

Internal closing date

17 April 2014

External closing date

1 May annually

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

External source overview

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The Sylvia and Charles Viertel Charitable Foundation: Establishment Grants for Clinical Investigatorships

Grant type

Fellowship

Funding opportunity

The Sylvia and Charles Viertel Charitable Foundation: Establishment Grants for Clinical Investigatorships

Scheme overview

Establishment grants for Clinical Investigators have been initiated by the Foundation in order to stimulate and encourage clinical research in Australia.

In particular the grants are intended to assist new investigators to establish their research programs at the time of the difficult transition from doctoral and post-doctoral training posts to their first definitive clinical positions in an academic environment.

Funding available

Clinical Investigators will be awarded a once only grant of $85,000. Up to five may be offered.

Eligibility

  • The applicant should be a medical graduate or a graduate of another clinical discipline with a definitive clinical appointment.
  • The applicant should be actively engaged in clinical research.
  • The applicant should be working in a University clinical department, a teaching hospital, a clinical research unit in a research institute or in an academic general practice setting.
  • The applicant should have been appointed to such a position but have been in the position for no more than 24 months on 1 May of the year of application. Unsuccessful applicants may re-apply the year following, provided that they have still been no more than 24 months in their position.

Opening date

1 January annually

Internal closing date

17 April 2014

External closing date

1 May annually

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Thrasher Foundation

Grant type

Fellowship

Funding opportunity

Thrasher Foundation: Early Career Awards

Scheme overview

The Fund is open to a variety of research topics important to children's health. Both incidence and severity are considered when determining the significance of a problem being studied.

The Fund recognizes that young investigators may find it difficult to remain in pediatric research because of a lack of funding.

Therefore, the purpose of this program is to encourage the development of medical research in child health by awarding small grants to new researchers, helping them gain a foothold in this important area.

In 2014, the Fund will make up to 30 awards total with two funding cycles (15 awards each).

Funding available

$25,000

Eligibility

  • Post-doctoral researchers who received the doctoral level degree no more than three years prior to the date of submission of the Concept Paper.
  • Each project needs to be under the guidance of a mentor. The qualifications and experience of the mentor will be considered in the evaluation of the application.
  • Applications are open to international researchers

Opening date

Now

Internal closing date: Concept

7 March 2014

External closing date: Full application (by invitation only)

18 April 2014

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Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowships

Grant type

Fellowship

Funding opportunity

Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowships

Scheme overview

The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust was established in 1965, to honour the memory of Sir Winston Churchill by awarding overseas research Fellowships known as 'Churchill Fellowships'.

The aim of the Trust is to provide an opportunity for Australians to travel overseas to conduct research in their chosen field that is not readily available in Australia. It also aims to reward proven achievement of talented and deserving Australians with further opportunity in their pursuit of excellence for the enrichment of Australian society.

A Churchill Fellowship is usually a minimum of four weeks and generally a maximum of approximately six weeks although longer itineraries are not precluded if this can be justified.

Funding available

The value of every Fellowship is different as it is calculated based on the number of countries visited, the duration of the approved Fellowship and an estimated airfare. The average is currently well in excess of $20,000.

Eligibility

Applicants must:

  • Be an Australian citizen over the age of 18 years
  • not be enrolled in tertiary studies directly related to the topic of your proposed project
  •  have experience in and commitment to the field of your project
  •  have a project of 4 weeks to approximately 8 weeks that requires overseas investigation
  •  be willing to disseminate the results of your research to the broader Australian community and
  •  not have been awarded a Churchill Fellowship in the past.

Opening date

1 November annually

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

February annually

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

BDU

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Winston Churchill Memorial Trust

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