ANFF-VIC Technology Fellow Ambassador Program


Monday 19 December 2022

Applications open

Tuesday 17 January 2023

Applications due to RIC Research Infrastructure

Friday 17 February 2023

Outcomes announced

About the Program

The ANFF-VIC Technology Fellow Ambassador was created for the purposes of: (i) catalysing high-impact research within the node by providing promising researchers with substantial allocations of instrument access and supporting infrastrucure, (ii) cultivating a diverse embedded user group to help grow the local micro/nanofabrication community and foster fruitful cross-institutional collaborations and (iii) driving new process development activities for the benefit of all users by providing Fellows with access to in-kind development accounts.

In addition to being a champion for the Australian National Fabrication Facility’s Victorian node (ANFF-VIC) at their home institutions, Fellows are expected to take an active role in helping to shape the broader scientific direction of the node via participation in working groups and committees lead by the Scientific Director.

Fellowship Award

Successful applicants will be provided with the following resources over a 12-month period (beginning at the point of confirmation) with potential to renew for an additional 12 months, subject to a positive review by their host intutution’s representative on the ANFF-VIC Council and the Scientific Director:

  • Unrestricted access to MCN laboratories, cleanroom facilities
  • $60,000 in paid access to MCN equipment
  • Uncapped access to all minor (non-booked) MCN equipment
  • Hot-desk space at MCN for up to two team members/collaborators and shared access to bench space in the general biochemical laboratories (note: exact allocation of desk and laboratory bench space will be subject to availability)
  • Use of all on-site meeting and support facilities
  • Recognition as an ANFF-VIC Technology Fellow on relevant websites and marketing collateral


Appointees must be full-time academic staff at level B (or equivalent) or above (please note that postdoctoral research fellows1 are not eligible for this scheme). An expectation at the time of appointment is that the nominee would be leading a research group or team.

1Postdoctoral research fellows here refers to research group members as opposed to an independent researcher leading a research group or team.


For enquiries regarding this scheme, please contact RIC Research Infrastructure.

How to apply

  1. Complete the application form

    ANFF Technology Fellow Application Form

    Statement for Reapplication - For applicants who were previously Technology Fellow Ambassador, please submit a Statement for Reapplication, together with your application form by 17 January, 2023.

  2. Save the completed application form

    All applications should be saved as a single PDF file and named in the following format:


  3. Submit the application form to RIC

    All final applications must be submitted to RIC Research Infrastructure by 5.00pm on Tuesday, 17 January 2023.

The University of Melbourne Internal Report

As per the acceptance conditions of the Program, the Fellow is required to submit an internal report to the University outlining activities undertaken at the end of the 12-month Fellowship. Please submit this ONE-PAGE report to RIC Research Infrastructure as soon as you have completed the Fellowship.