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 will receive $60,000 (oncosts inclusive) plus $20,000 for travel or research support, including small equipment purchases.
The amount requested for salary must be matched 1:1 by the host faculty.
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.
Complete the application
2021 fellowship applications will be submitted via the University of Melbourne's SmartyGrants portal, here.
Supply referees with documentation
Supply referees with program Guidelines, your 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.
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Please submit an expression of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org by close of business Monday 17 May 2021 so we may assist with your application.
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Documents for 2022 funding as of 23/04/2021:
Instructions for creating a grant submission record in Themis.
- Melbourne Research Fellowships (Career Interruptions) Program questions and primary email
- Kim Turner at firstname.lastname@example.org