Mary Lugton Postdoctoral Fellowships

Critical Dates

Thursday April 7, 2022

Round Opens via SmartyGrants

Thursday April 28, 2022

Information Session - Register Here

Friday 13 May 2022, 3pm

Applications close

August 2022

Outcomes announced


The Mary Lugton Scholarship  Fund provides graduate research scholarships and postdoctoral fellowships for researchers at the University of Melbourne in the fields of art conservation, medicine, science, botany, engineering or history: currently, these are located across the Faculties of Arts; Medicine Dentistry and Health Sciences; Science; and Engineering and Information Technology.

Fellowship awards will rotate across the six disciplines supported in the order listed above, commencing with art conservation and medicine in 2022, science and botany in 2023, and engineering and history in 2024; and subsequently rotating in order.

This is a Fellowship scheme for early career researchers who have been awarded a PhD within the last 5 years. Applicants who have worked in an academic research organisation for less than 5 years FTE may still apply and complete the additional Eligibility Exemption Request (EER) portion of the full application form.


Two Postdoctoral Fellowships will be offered per year. Fellowships will be for two years duration, with appointment commencing at Level A.6. Funding is for salary (including on-costs) only.

How to apply

  1. Read the Funding Guidelines

    The funding guidelines for the current offering of the Mary Lugton Fellowships is linked below under 'supporting documents'. Please ensure you are eligible to apply for this program before beginning your submission. If you have any queries on eligibility that are not satisfied by the attached funding guidelines document, please contact the RIC Researcher Development Schemes team on the details below.

  2. Complete the application form

    The nomination form is hosted on the university's SmartyGrants portal. You will receive a PDF of the final  application by email once you have submitted in SmartyGrants.

  3. Submit the application form to the Themis Grants Submission Workbench.

    Please attach the SmartyGrants generated PDF to your themis workbench submission and ensure the status is 'Forwarded to Hod' or 'Submitted to Research Office' by the due date and time.  A guide on how to complete the workbench submission is found here.

Supporting documents

Documents and links last updated 10/09/2021.


Please direct queries to:

Researcher Development Schemes