- Friday 5 May 2023
Applications open via SmartyGrants
- Tuesday 13 June 2023
- 3:00pm (AEST)
- July 2023
Notification of outcomes
Additional faculty EOI dates may apply - see below.
The Melbourne Research Fellowships (Career Interruptions) Program enables eligible researchers to enhance or re-establish their academic careers where they have been significantly interrupted, delayed or otherwise constrained by chronic illness, child rearing or other caring duties.
Successful applicants are awarded with salary funding up to the value of $120,000 (on-costs inclusive), co-contributed equally by Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) (DVCR) strategic funding and the host Faculty. Each Fellow is also awarded with $20,000 for their research project costs, which is wholly funded by DVCR strategic funding.
To be eligible for this scheme, potential candidates must have completed a PhD degree in their field three to ten years prior to application.
Academic staff already employed by UoM, but not in a continuing position, are eligible to apply.
How to apply
Review the funding guidelines
Read the Melbourne Research Fellowships (Career Interruptions) Program guidelines.
Check Faculty/School processes
Contact your Faculty/School research office to ensure you have met any Faculty/School specific requirements.
Faculty Contact Instructions Architecture, Building and Planning Matthew Scamporlino (abp-research)
Please signal your intent to apply via email to email@example.com Arts Arts Research Office, firstname.lastname@example.org Business & Economics Alex Campbell, +61 3 8344 5792, email@example.com Engineering and Information Technology FEIT Research Services, FEITfirstname.lastname@example.org Please signal your intent to apply via email to FEIT Research Services Education email@example.com Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences Tim Crockett, 8344 4637, firstname.lastname@example.org Please advise the MDHS Research Support & Evaluation Team via email of your intention to apply. Law Mas Generis, 8344 9983, email@example.com Science Veronica Loew, 03 8344 8236, firstname.lastname@example.org Career Interruptions Fellowship EOI due by 3.00pm 22 May 2023 Fine Arts & Music Adelene Auyong, email@example.com
Complete the application
Fellowship applications will be submitted via the University of Melbourne's SmartyGrants portal.
Supply referees with documentation
Supply referees with program Guidelines, a download of your draft application and Referee's Report Form. Ask referees to email their reports to firstname.lastname@example.org before the due date.
Submit final application
Submit the application via SmartyGrants by the due date. Upon submission, SmartyGrants will forward you a PDF of the application with your confirmation email. Please re-attach the supporting documents to this PDF and also submit via the Themis Submissions Workbench.
Documents for the 2024 round:
Instructions for creating a grant submission record in Themis.
- Melbourne Research Fellowships (Career Interruptions) Program questions and primary email