Researcher Support

Arthritis Australia Fellowships

Australian Academy of Science:

Australian-APEC Women in Research Fellowship

Australian Research Council

Australia-Germany Joint Research Cooperation Scheme (formerly ATN-DAAD Researcher Exchange Scheme)

BrightFocus Foundation: Postdoctoral Fellowships in Alzheimer's Disease Research 2017

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

Commonwealth Fund: Harkness Fellowships in Health Care Practice and Policy

CSL: Centenary Fellowships

Cystic Fibrosis Australia: Allied Health Fellowship

Endeavour Postgraduate Fellowships

European Commission: Marie Curie Action Fellowships

Fulbright Commission

Heart Foundation

Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP): Postdoctoral Fellowships

International Brain Research Organisation: Research Fellowships

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF):

L'Oreal Australia: For Women in Science Fellowships

Motor Neurone Disease Research Institute of Australia (MND):

MS Research Australia:

National Breast Cancer Foundation Fellowships

National Health and Medical Research Council

OneStart: Bio-Entrepreneurship Program

Rebecca L Cooper Foundation: Al and Val Rosenstrauss Research Fellowship

Science and Industry Endowment Fund

Susan G Komen: Postdoctoral Fellowship Grants 2016 Pre Applications

The Sylvia and Charles Viertel Charitable Foundation

The Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand: APSR Short-term Research /Training Fellowships

The Yulgilbar Foundation: Post-Doctoral Researcher Excellence Awards

Thrasher Foundation: Early Career Awards

University of South Australia: Early Career Researcher Networking Award

Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowships

 

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Arthritis Australia Fellowships

Grant typeFellowship

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.

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: $100,000 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.
  • The Leanne Stafford Award: $50,000 for 1 year is to support a young Australian rheumatologist or Australian graduate in the pursuit of a year of research or clinical experience in an interstate or overseas institute.

Eligibility

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

Opening date

May 2017

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: Australia-India Strategic Research Fund (AISRF): Early & Mid Career Fellowships

 

Grant typeFellowship

Funding opportunity

Australian Academy of Science: Australia-India Strategic Research Fund (AISRF): Early & Mid Career Fellowships

Scheme overview

The Australian Academy of Science invites Australian early- and mid-career researchers to apply for the Australia–India Strategic Research Fund (AISRF) Early- and Mid-Career Researcher (EMCR) Fellowships 2017–18.

The EMCR Fellowships provide support for Australian researchers to travel to India and work with leading researchers at major Indian science and technology organisations for a period of between 3 and 9 months. They are intended to facilitate long-term science, technology and innovation collaboration between Australia and India by:

  • developing researchers' expertise in international collaboration and fostering long-term relationships between Australian and Indian researchers
  • increasing Australian researchers' understanding of Indian culture, particularly the science and research practices and systems
  • developing the researchers' leadership skills as future 'science ambassadors' for Australia
  • providing a catalyst for future Australia–India research collaboration.

Travel must commence between 1 January 2017 and 30 June 2017 and must be for a minimum of 3 months and a maximum of 9 months in duration. All travel must be completed by 31 March 2018.

Funding available

$40,500 maximum

Eligibility

  • have between 3 and 10 years of research experience since the award of the PhD degree or equivalent, with the degree having been conferred no more than 15 years prior to submitting the grant application. An extension to this limit may be approved in the case of significant career interruptions
  • be an Australian citizen or an Australian permanent resident, living in Australia and be employed as a scientist/faculty member of an eligible research organisation (ERO) (below), at the time of submitting the grant application (if you were not born in Australia, please provide proof of Australian citizenship or Australian permanent residency)
  • have shown the potential to become a leader in the research community (demonstrated outstanding skills and potential for senior positions in science and technology)
  • not have previously received funding for an AISRF Fellowship from the Academy
  • not have already consolidated links with India
  • not have previously studied (at tertiary level) or worked in India for longer than a total of three months.

Opening date

25 August 2016

Internal closing date

10 October 2016 

External closing date

31 October 2016

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

External source overview

Australian Academy of Science website

 

 

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

Grant typeFellowship

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 2015.
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 2015 onwards and must be for a minimum of 14 Days. All travel and related activities must be completed by 31 Dec 2015.

Funding available

$7,000 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 $2,000)

Eligibility

  • hold a PhD degree or equivalent research doctorate which must have been received within five (5) years prior to 1 January 2015 (i.e. awarded on or after 1 January 2010)
  • 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

March 2017

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

External source overview

Australian Academy of Science website

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Australian-APEC Women in Research Fellowship

Grant typeFellowship

Funding opportunity

Australian-APEC Women in Research Fellowship

Scheme overview

The Australian APEC Study Centre is pleased to announce the launch of the 'Australia-APEC Women in Research Fellowship'. This exciting new initiative will support high-achieving female researchers from developing APEC economies to further their research work in Australia.
Funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training, the 'Australia-APEC Women in Research Fellowship' will offer up to 10 fellowships per year for female post-graduate researchers to work in partnership with an Australian education institution to undertake a research project.
This opportunity is open to citizens and permanent residents from Chile, People's Republic of China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.
The Australian APEC Study Centre will be running the fellowship and has announced that applications are now open for 2015. The Centre welcomes applications for research projects varying between 1 and 4 months in duration.

Funding available

$23,300 per fellowship

Eligibility

To be eligible to receive the fellowship, applicants must:

  • Be a female citizen and/or permanent resident of one of the following eligible APEC economies: Chile, People's Republic of China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Thailand or Vietnam
  • Have a Masters by research or PhD degree
  • Be available to commence their proposed program between 1 July 2016 and 31 December 2016
  • Provide all relevant supporting documentation
  • Nomination agreement with an Australian academic institution and/or organisation

Opening date

February 2017

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

BDU

External source overview

Australian-APEC website

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Australian Research Council: Australian Laureate Fellowships

Grant typeFellowship

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 (2016): $119,726 plus 30% 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 (2016): $73,510 plus 30% on-costs
  • PGR salary support (2016): $25,861

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

September 2016

Internal closing date

 

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 typeFellowship

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 (2015): $97,708 including 30% on-costs and a maximum $40,000 project 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

February 2017

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 typeFellowship

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.

Future Fellowships offer four-year fellowships of up to $161,631 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: $113,740 plus 28% on-costs
  • Level 2: $137,686 plus 28% on-costs
  • Level 3: $161,631 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

March 2017

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

External source overview

ARC website: Future Fellowships

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Australia-Germany Joint Research Cooperation Scheme (formerly ATN-DAAD Researcher Exchange Program)

Grant typeFellowship

Funding opportunity

Australia-Germany Joint Research Cooperation Scheme

Scheme overview

The Australia-Germany Joint Research Co-operation Scheme is a joint initiative of Universities Australia and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Germany's national agency for the support of international academic co-operation.

It aims to foster research collaboration of the highest quality between Australian researchers from Universities Australia member universities and German researchers from German universities and research institutes.

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 Australian universities.

The support of early career researchers and junior scholars is a significant focus of this scheme.

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 a participating Australian University or PhD students enrolled at a participating Australian University who are part of a research project application submitted by an eligible staff member.
  • 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

April 2017

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

External source overview

Australia-Germany Joint Research Cooperation Scheme (formerly ATN-DAAD)

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BrightFocus Foundation: Postdoctoral Fellowships in Alzheimer's Disease Research 2017

Grant typeFellowship

Funding opportunity

BrightFocus Foundation: Postdoctoral Fellowships in Alzheimer's Disease Research 2017

Scheme overview

BrightFocus supports U.S. domestic and international research proposals related to developing treatments, preventions, and cures for glaucoma, macular degeneration, and Alzheimer's disease.

Funds awarded are to be used solely for research (and preferably not the salary of the Principal Investigator) but does not support institutional overhead, large capital equipment, or construction of buildings.

Funding available

US$100,000 for a duration of two years

Eligibility

  • Research fellowships are available to junior and senior postdoctoral fellows.
  • Applicants with pending appointments are eligible to apply, but the appointment must be finalized by the start of the award.
  • The proposal should be initiated by the postdoctoral fellow and not the supervisor.

Opening date

June 2016

Internal closing date

6 October 2016

External closing date:

13 October 2016

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

BDU

External source overview

BrightFocus website

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

Grant typeFellowship

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 Rome, Italy  from 27-31 August 2016.

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

March 2017

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

BDU

External source overview

CSANZ website: Fellowships

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Commonwealth Fund: Harkness Fellowships in Health Care Practice and Policy

Grant typeFellowship

Funding opportunity

Commonwealth Fund: Harkness Fellowships in Health Care Practice and Policy 2017-18

Scheme overview

The Commonwealth Fund's Harkness Fellowships in Health Care Policy and Practice provide a unique opportunity for mid-career health services researchers and practitioners from Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, and the United Kingdom to spend up to 12 months in the United States, conducting original research and working with leading U.S. health policy experts.
The fellowship is open to mid-career professionals who are committed to improving health policy and practice through research, policy analysis, health services, or clinical leadership and are at a stage of professional development where the fellowship experience could have a significant impact on their career trajectory.

Candidates are selected  based on their qualifications and leadership potential; their commitment to  improving health care through research and practice; the quality of their  research proposal; the relevance of their proposed research to the Fund's areas  of interest and to policy development in their home country; and the strength of  their supporting letters.

Guided by its overall mission, the Fund's priority areas include:

  • expanding access to affordable health insurance coverage;
  • transforming the health care delivery system to improve patient outcomes and control costs through payment reform, primary care, and, coordinated care systems, with a particular focus on the sickest and most vulnerable patients (e.g. frail patients with multiple chronic illnesses, those with the highest health care costs, and those with complex health and social care needs);
  •  learning from successful international delivery system innovations; and,
  •  identifying and evaluating 'Breakthrough Opportunities' - the kinds of game-changing ideas that can potentially disrupt the current health care system in positive ways.

Funding available

US$130,000 (including return airfare to the United States, a living allowance, funds for project-related travel, research, and conferences, travel to attend The Commonwealth Fund program of fellowship seminars, health insurance, and US federal and state taxes).

Eligibility

Applicants must be:

  • An Australian citizen or permanent resident for at least 3 years
  • Show significant promise as a policy-oriented health services researcher or practitioner (clinician, health services manager, government official, or journalist);
  • Have a demonstrated expertise in health policy issues and a track record of informing health policy through research, policy analysis, health services, or clinical leadership;
  • Have a master's degree or doctorate (or the equivalent thereof) in health care services, health policy research, or a related discipline, such as economics or political science (consideration may be given to candidates with a bachelor's degree only, depending on work experience); and
  • If academically based, be at a mid-career level (e.g., research fellow to senior lecturer).

Opening date

February 2016

Internal closing date

N/A

External closing date

6 September 2016

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

N/A

External source overview

Commonwealth Fund: Harkness Fellowship

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CSL: Centenary Fellowships

Grant typeFellowship

Funding opportunity

CSL: Centenary Fellowships

Scheme overview

The CSL Centenary Fellowships for senior medical researchers are high-value awards available to Australians who wish to continue a career in medical research in Australia.

The fellowships are primarily awarded for early stage and translational research with a focus on rare and serious diseases, immunology, and inflammation.

The fellowship provides for a full-time salary (generally equivalent to a Senior Research Fellow C1 level) plus research costs and/or a post-doctoral research assistant.

Funding available

$1.25million ($250,000 per year for 5 years)

Eligibility

Applicants must:

  • Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  •  Apply individually
  •  Have minimum tertiary qualifications of PhD level from an accredited Australian or international university
  •  Have a minimum of four years post-doctoral work experience
  •  Not have received a CSL Centenary Fellowship before.
  •  Be intending to work in Australia, at an Australian research institution
  •  Not concurrently be in receipt of a separate full-time salary/fellowship.

Opening date

1 June 2016 annually

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

31 July annually

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

BDU

External source overview

CSL website

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Cystic Fibrosis Australia: Allied Health Fellowship

Grant typeFellowship

Funding opportunity

Cystic Fibrosis Australia: Allied Health Fellowships

Scheme overview

The Allied Health Fellowship is awarded annually, the aim of the fellowship is to improve the knowledge and skills of the multi-disciplinary teams working in Cystic Fibrosis care in Australia.

It is open to Cystic Fibrosis nurses, physiotherapists, dietitians, social workers, psychologists, pharmacists and occupational therapists.

Funding available

$5,000

Eligibility

The applicant must

  • be a permanent resident of Australia and must have been working in Cystic Fibrosis care for at least two years.
  •  The applicant must have intent to continue working in CF care in Australia.
  •  The applicant must have their supervisor sign off on the application, budget and CV and provide a letter of support.
  •  The applicant must agree to provide a report to CFA within 3 months of the conclusion of the project/initiative, signed off by their supervisor.

Opening date

April 2017

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

BDU

External source overview

Cystic Fibrosis website

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Endeavour Postgraduate Fellowships

Grant typeFellowship

Funding opportunity

Endeavour Postgraduate Fellowships

Scheme overview

Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships are internationally competitive, merit-based scholarships provided by the Australian Government that support citizens of the Asia-Pacific, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas to undertake study, research and professional development programmes in Australia and for Australians to undertake these programmes overseas.

Financial support will be provided for successful masters by research and PhD students to spend up to 2 years overseas in an eligible country or region, for 6-12 months study plus 2-12 months optional internship.

The Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships aim to build Australia's reputation for excellence in the provision of education, support the internationalisation of the Australian higher education and research sectors and offer high-achieving individuals from overseas and Australia opportunities to increase their productivity and expertise in their field. Administered by the Department of Education, the Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships form part of the Australia Awards initiative, which brings under one banner scholarships offered by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research.

Funding available

All tuition fees, stipend, travel allowance, establishment allowance, health insurance and travel insurance.

Eligibility

Applicants must:

  • be aged 18 years or over at the commencement of their programme
  • be a citizen and/or permanent resident of a participating country
  •  commence their proposed programme after 1 January 2016 and no later than 30 November 2016. Applicants who have already commenced or will commence their intended programme prior to 2016 are not eligible to apply
  •   not currently hold or have completed, since 1 January 2014, an Australian Government sponsored scholarship and/or fellowship (directly administered to recipients by the Australian Government)

Opening date

April 2017

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

Contact HSC Division Research office (endorsement from DVCRI will be obtained by Division)

External source overview

Endeavour Postgraduate Fellowships

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European Commission: Marie Curie Action Fellowships

Grant typeFellowship

Funding opportunity

European Commission: Marie Curie Action Fellowships

Scheme overview

Marie Curie Actions are open to researchers of all ages and levels of experience, regardless of nationality.

Please consult the Marie Curie Quick-Guide to find out which Action is most appropriate for your profile and needs.

For Individual Fellowships (IF) information click here

Funding available

Various

Eligibility

Applicants must have:

  • a doctoral degree or at least 4 years' full-time research experience.

Opening date

12 April 2016

Internal closing date

7 September 2016

External closing date

14 September 2016

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

BDU

External source overview

European Commission website

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Fulbright Commission: Postdoctoral Scholarships

Grant typeScholarship

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 annually

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

1 August annually

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 typeScholarship

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 annually

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

1 August annually

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 typeScholarship

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 annually

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

1 August annually

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 typeFellowship

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 (2015 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

February 2017

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 typeFellowship

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 (2015 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

February 2017

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RIS

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Heart Foundation website

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Heart Foundation: Postdoctoral Fellowships

Grant typeFellowship

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

February 2017

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RIS

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Heart Foundation website

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Human Frontier Science Program Organisation (HFSPO): Postdoctoral Fellowships

Grant typeFellowship

Funding opportunity

Human Frontier Science Program Organisation (HFSPO): Postdoctoral Fellowships

Scheme overview

The Human Frontier Science Program Organization (HFSPO) supports innovative basic research into fundamental biological problems, with emphasis placed on novel approaches that cross disciplinary boundaries.

HFSP postdoctoral fellowships encourage early career scientists to broaden their research skills by moving into new areas of study while working in a new country. HFSP fellowships are for three years. Fellows may choose to stay for up to three years in the host country or use the last year of their fellowship to return to their home country or to move to another HFSPO member country.

HFSPO offers Long-Term Fellowships (LTF) and Cross-Disciplinary Fellowships (CDF) depending on the area of previous study.

Funding available

Approx $65,000 per annum for three years (plus relocation allowance, travel and child allowance)

Eligibility

Applicants must:

  • have a research doctorate PhD and be conferred by the start of the Fellowship.
  • have at least one lead author research paper - either accepted for publication, in press or published - in an international peer-reviewed journal by 28 August 2014 in order to be eligible to apply. The applicant must either be the single author, first author or joint first author.
  • begin their fellowship between 1 April 2015 and 1 January 2016.

Opening date

July 2017

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Human Frontier Science Program website

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International Brain Research Organisation: Research Fellowships

Grant typeFellowship

Funding opportunity

International Brain Research Organisation: Research Fellowships

Scheme overview

IBRO Research Fellowships, which include the John G Nicholls and Rita Levi-Montalcini Fellowships, support post-doctoral training to applicants under the age of 45 for up to one year abroad in good laboratories.

The IBRO Research Fellowships were created in honor of John G. Nicholls, the founding director of the IBRO Visiting Lecture Team Programme (VLTP), and Rita Levi-Montalcini, winner of the 1986 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for her discovery of the nerve growth factor.

Funding available

35,000 euros for one year non renewable

Eligibility

Applicant must:

  •  be under 45 years of age
  • evidence of an offer that the applicant will have a position to return to in his/her home country after the fellowship.

Opening date

May 2017

Internal closing date

N/A

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

N/A

External source overview

IBRO website

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

Grant typeFellowship

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

May 2017

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RIS

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JDRF website: Fellowships

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Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF): Post Doctoral Fellowships

Grant typeFellowship

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

May 2017

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RIS

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JDRF website: Fellowships

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Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF): Career Development Award

Grant typeFellowship

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

May 2017

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RIS

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JDRF website: CDA

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

Grant typeFellowship

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

May 2017

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RIS

External source overview

JDRF website: ECR

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L'Oreal Australia: For Women in Science Fellowship

Grant typeFellowship

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 Fellowships are intended to help finance the Fellow's scientific research. Funds can be used, for example, to purchase equipment, reagents and consumables, or for travel expenses including the cost of attending conferences. The funds may also be used for child care but not for any other personal expenses.

The Fellowship may not be used to supplement the applicant's salary but may be used to support a research assistant if one is required to ensure the Fellow's research progresses.

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 11 April 2011 (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

February 2017

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BDU

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L'Oreal Australia

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Motor Neurone Disease Research Institute of Australia (MND) Postdoctoral Research Fellowships 2016-2018

Grant typeFellowship

Funding opportunity

Motor Neurone Disease Research Institute of Australia (MNDRIA) Postdoctoral Research Fellowships 2016-2018

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 $100,000 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 28 August 2016, 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 2016 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 2017 and must commence before 1 July 2017.

Opening date

June 2017

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RIS

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MND Research Institute website

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MS Research Australia: Post Doctoral Fellowship

Grant typeFellowship

Funding opportunity

MS Research Australia: 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

February 2017

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BDU

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MS Research Australia website

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MS Research Australia: NHMRC Betty Cuthbert Fellowship

Grant typeFellowship

Funding opportunity

MS Research Australia: 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

December 2016

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RIS

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MS Research Australia website

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National Breast Cancer Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships: Career Development Fellowship (previously ECR Fellowship)

Grant typeFellowship

Funding opportunity

National Breast Cancer Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships: Career Development Fellowship (previously ECR Fellowship)

Scheme overview

The Career Development 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

March 2017

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External closing date Expressions of Interest

 
External closing date for Full Applications (by invitation only)  

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

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NBCF website

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National Breast Cancer Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships: Post Doctoral Training Fellowships

Grant typeFellowship

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

March 2017

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External closing date for Full Applications  

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

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NBCF website

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National Breast Cancer Foundation: Practitioner Fellowships

Grant typeFellowship

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

Up to $175,000 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

April 2017

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RIS

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NBCF website

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National Health and Medical Research Council: Research Fellowships

Grant typeFellowship

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.

The objective of the Research Fellowships scheme is to foster an intellectual environment which supports and builds the capacity of Australian research for the future and in so doing, creates knowledge through investment in research which improves health and thus contributes to Australia's prosperity.

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) $122,329 per annum pro-rata (2015 rate)

    • Senior Research Fellow Level B (SRF B) $135,162 per annum pro-rata (2015 rate)

    • Principal Research Fellow (PRF) $147,996 per annum pro-rata (2015 rate)

    • Senior Principal Research Fellow (SPRF) $167,383 per annum pro-rata (2015 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
  • Applications from new applicants are only accepted from applicants who have never held a Research Fellowship
  • Applications from returning applicants are only accepted from applicants who are current Fellows or have previously held a Research Fellowship
  • Bernie Banton Fellowship is no longer available with Research Fellowships and is now included in Career Development Fellowships and Early Career Fellowships (from 2014 onwards)
  • 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

December 2016

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RIS

External source overview

NHMRC website: Research Fellowships

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National Health and Medical Research Council: Practitioner Fellowships

Grant typeFellowship

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 $131,339-$157,553 per annum (2015 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

December 2016

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RIS

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NHMRC website: Practitioner Fellowships

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National Health and Medical Research Council: Career Development Fellowships

Grant typeFellowship

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 40-70% 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 40-70% 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.
  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Fellowships: ATSI Fellowships are for people who wish to maintain an active research role but continue to partake in other related professional activities. Applicants may be full or part-time (part-time awards are available for 40-70% of a full-time position and the fellowship value is pro-rated accordingly.

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 2016, NHMRC CDFs will offer co-funding opportunities with the following organisations:
    • Cerebral Palsy Alliance Foundation
    • National Heart Foundation of Australia
    • 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: $102,942 (2015 full time rate; includes salary, on-costs, travel and maintenance)
  • CDF Level 2:
    • 7-12 years post-doctoral experience
    • Value: $113,863 (2015 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

January 2017

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RIS

External source overview

NHMRC website: Career Development Fellowships

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National Health and Medical Research Council: Early Career Fellowships

Grant typeFellowship

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.

A major objective of the scheme is to foster career development at the postdoctoral level by encouraging the beneficial experience of a different research environment.

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 Fairley Clinical Fellowship
  • Sidney 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

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:

  • $72,359 pa for salary plus $5,000 pa for maintenance while based in Australia (2015 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

January 2017

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RIS

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NHMRC website: ECR Fellowships

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

Grant typeFellowship

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 2015, 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

March 2017

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RIS

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NHMRC website: TRIP Fellowships

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OneStart: Bio-Entrepreneurship Program

Grant typeFellowship
One

OneStart: Bio-Entrepreneurship Program

Scheme overview

OneStart is the world's largest life sciences and healthcare startup accelerator program - welcoming ideas from young entrepreneurs focused on the improvement of human health including; therapeutics, diagnostics, software, devices, research tools, and more.

Support and on-going advice from an extensive mentor network is offered drawn from McKinsey and Co., Johnson and Johnson, GlaxoSmithKline, AstraZeneca, SR One, Takeda Ventures and more.

Our focus is it to cultivate early-stage entrepreneurship among young and disruptive healthcare innovators and to that end we limit the participation of applicants to 35 years old or younger.

We welcome ideas and businesses at all stages of development, from the very early to more mature (see our FAQs). Our programme provides extensive mentoring and support up to 70 teams each year (not just the winner). As a result, each year multiple entrants secure follow-on funding.

Funding available

US$150,000 + free lab space + extensive follow-on mentoring

Eligibility

  • Be less than 36 years of age on 31 December 2015
  • Have not raised more than $250k/£160k dilutive funding for the idea submitted

Opening date

October 2016

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

BDU

External source overview

OneStart website

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Rebecca L Cooper Foundation: Al and Val Rosenstrauss Research Fellowship

Grant typeFellowship
One

Rebecca L Cooper Foundation: Al and Val Rosenstrauss Research Fellowship

Scheme overview

The Al and Val Rosenstrauss Research Fellowships are named in honour of the late Al Rosenstrauss OAM and his wife, Val, for their contribution to the work of the Foundation over a period of more than 28 years.

Funding available

$80,000 per year for four years (host institution to commit $20,000 additional funding per annum)

Eligibility

Fellowship applicants must:

  •  be located in Australia and employed by a credentialled Australian Research Institution;
  •  carry out the research outlined in the application in Australia;
  •  propose to work within one of the six fields of medical research supported by the Foundation; and
  • be within 5 to 10 years of completing a PhD unless career disruptions exist (as at 30 April of the application year; Career disruptions are the same as allowed by the NHMRC).

Opening date

April 2017

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

BDU

External source overview

Rebecca L Cooper Foundation website

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Science and Industry Endowment Fund - John Stocker Postdoctoral Fellowships

Grant typeFellowship

Funding opportunity

Science and Industry Endowment Fund - John Stocker Postdoctoral Fellowships

Scheme overview

The Science and Industry Endowment Fund (SIEF) has funding available for up to 6 fellowships commencing in 2016.
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 2016
    • be offered employment by the Lead Organisation as a designated post-doctoral fellow for a period of not more than three years full-time.
  • Intending applicants wishing to submit a proposal must contact Craig Hill of their intention to apply and submit a draft proposal by 29 May 2015.

Opening date

Scheme under review

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

External source overview

SIEF website

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Susan G Komen: Postdoctoral Fellowship Grants 2017: Pre Applications

Grant typeFellowship

Funding opportunity

Susan G Komen: Postdoctoral Fellowship Grants 2017: Pre Applications

Scheme overview

Postdoctoral Fellowship Grants are intended to attract and support promising scientists and clinician/scientists who are embarking on careers dedicated to breast cancer research.

By providing funding to outstanding postdoctoral/postgraduate fellows under the guidance of a mentor, Komen seeks to ensure that a diverse pool of highly trained scientists will emerge as the next generation of leaders in the field of breast cancer research.

Two Postdoctoral Fellowship (PDF) streams are available under this award:

  • PDF-Basic and Translational Research Grants
  • PDF-Clinical Research Grants

Funding available

Applicants may request funding of up to US$60,000 per year (direct costs only) for a minimum of two years and maximum of three years.

Eligibility

Applicants must:

  • Have a doctoral degree, including MD, PhD, DrPH, DO, or equivalent.
  • Currently hold a faculty appointment or have a formal offer letter at the time of application, verified by a Letter of Institutional Support.
  • Not have held any faculty appointment, including non-tenure and tenure track appointments combined, for more than a total of 6 years at the time of application, verified by a Letter of Institutional Support.

Applicants are not required to be U.S. citizens or residents.

Opening date

May 2017

Internal closing date:

N/A

External closing date: Letter of Intent

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

BDU

External source overview

Susan G Komen website

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

Grant typeFellowship

Funding opportunity

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

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 February annually

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

External source overview

Equity Trustees Website

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

Grant typeFellowship

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 30 April 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 February annually

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

External source overview

Equity Trustees Website

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The Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand: APSR Short-term Research/Training Fellowship

Grant typeFellowship

Funding opportunity

The Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand: Asian Pacific Society of Respirology (APSR) Short-term Research/Training Fellowship

Scheme overview

The Asian Pacific Society of Respirology (APSR) offers for the year 2015, fellowship schemes for professionals actively engaged in clinical and basic research in respiratory medicine. The duration of the programme is initially for one month and can be extended up to 6 months.

The fellowship is funded by the APSR with the objectives of enabling young investigators and clinicians, to develop, acquire, and apply advanced research procedures and techniques in the area of respiratory medicine for up to six months in a foreign country/region in the APSR region.

Funding available

US$1,000 per month, plus one round trip air fare.

Eligibility

Applicants should be:

  • actively engaged in respiratory research, with appropriate scientific or medical qualifications.
  • Candidates will typically be under 40 years old.
  •  Candidates should be members of the APSR.
  • Awards are conditional on the return of the Fellow to the home institution at the end of the fellowship and on the availability of appropriate facilities and resources to apply the newly acquired skills.
  • The APSR fellowship can also be used as an extension of previous support from other sources.
  • Priority will be given where the candidate's home supervisor or host supervisor are members of the APSR.

Opening date

2016: Round 1 - Closed 2016: Round 2 - Closed 2016: Round 3 - Open

Internal closing date:

2016: Round 3 - 23 November 2016 

External closing date:

2016: Round 1 - 31 March annually: Round 2 - 31 July annually: Round 3 - 30 November annually

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

BDU

External source overview

Thoracic Society ANZ website

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The Yulgilbar Foundation: Post-Doctoral Researcher Excellence Awards

Grant typeFellowship

Funding opportunity

The Yulgilbar Foundation: Post-Doctoral Researcher Excellence Awards 2016-17

Scheme overview

The Yulgilbar Alzheimer's Research Program was established under the umbrella of The Yulgilbar Foundation in 2014, and supports new, exciting research initiatives that define causes and cures for Alzheimer disease.

Funding available

$30,000

Eligibility

Applicants should be Early Career Researchers who are:

  • between 2 and 6 years post-doctoral
  • Australian citizens
  • the key criteria for award will be the combination of originality and feasibility of the proposal, its relevance to Alzheimer's disease, and
  •  the proven excellence of the candidate.

Opening date

July 2017

Internal closing date:

 

External closing date:

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

BDU

External source overview

For grant information and guidelines please email Helen Morris at helen@helenmorris.net

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Thrasher Foundation: Early Career Awards

Grant typeFellowship

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 2015, 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

January and June annually (2 cycles per annum)

External closing date: Concept

15 March 2016 and 9 September 2016

External closing date: Full application (by invitation only)

2 May 2016 and 28 October 2016

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

BDU

External source overview

Thrasher Foundation

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University of South Australia: Early Career Researcher Networking Award

Grant typeFellowship

Funding opportunity

UniSA Early Career Researcher Networking Award

Scheme overview

The Early Career Researcher (ECR) Networking Award is one component of the International Research Collaboration Support Program. This program aims to establish new and strengthen existing research collaborations with international research institutions and researchers of high distinction.

The Early Career Researcher Networking Award aims to ensure that early career researchers are supported to engage in research collaborations with high profile research groupings leading to internationally co-authored research outputs or funding.

This program is an internal funding opportunity.

Funding available

$6,000

Eligibility

Applicants must:

  • be ECRs who are within five years of being awarded a PhD or equivalent research doctorate.
  • Be a UniSA salaried Teaching and/or Research academic employed for no less than one year at a minimum of 0.5FTE
  • Be nominated by a UniSA Head of School or Institute Director
  • Propose a visit of a minimum of 2 weeks duration
  • Have an excellent research track record relative to opportunity
  • Propose to engage in a collaborative program of research activity with a nominated research group and/or institution of high international distinction.

Opening date

Scheme currently under review.

Internal closing date

N/A

External closing date

31 March annually: round 1 (for visits from mid June) 30 August annually: round 2 (for visits from mid November)

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

N/A

External source overview

UniSA ECR Networking Award

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Winston Churchill Memorial Trust: 50th Anniversary Churchill Fellowships

Grant typeFellowship

Funding opportunity

Winston Churchill Memorial Trust: 50th Anniversary Churchill 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'.

A Churchill Fellowship offers ordinary Australians the opportunity to travel to the far edges of the globe to conduct valuable research in their field and bring back knowledge, experience, ideas and innovation for the betterment of their industry and Australia.

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  $25,000.

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

February 2017

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

Contact HSC Division Research office (endorsement from DVCRI will be obtained by Division)

External source overview

Winston Churchill Memorial Trust

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