Melbourne Research Fellowships (Career Interruptions) Program

Critical Dates

Tuesday 15 March 2022

Applications open via SmartyGrants

Wednesday 4 May 2022
3:00pm (AEST)

Applications close

Thursday 30 June 2022

Notification of outcomes

Additional faculty EOI dates may apply - see below.

Overview

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

  1. Review the funding guidelines

    Read the Melbourne Research Fellowships (Career Interruptions) Program guidelines.

  2. Check Faculty/School processes

    Contact your Faculty/School research office to ensure you have met any Faculty/School specific requirements.

  3. Faculty/SchoolContactNumberEmail
    Architecture, Building and PlanningABP Research 
    Contact: abp-research@unimelb.edu.au. Draft of complete application due to ABP Research by 26 April.
    Arts  arts-staffresearch@unimelb.edu.au
    Business and EconomicsFBE Research Professional Services UnitN/Afbe-research@unimelb.edu.au
    EducationJan Seesod Please contact mgse-grants@unimelb.edu.au
    Engineering and Information TechnologyAnnette Herrera8344 6017FEIT-research@unimelb.edu.au
    LawMarcus FeaverN/Alaw-research@unimelb.edu.au
    Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences  mdhs-grants@unimelb.edu.au
    ScienceVeronica Loew 
    Submit your EOI by 28 March 2022
    Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences  vet-ag-research@unimelb.edu.au
    Fine Arts and MusicAdelene Auyong9035 7362fineartsmusic-research@unimelb.edu.au
  4. Complete the application

    Fellowship applications will be submitted via the University of Melbourne's SmartyGrants portal.

  5. 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 res-devschemes@unimelb.edu.au before the due date.

  6. 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.

Supporting documents

Below documents for reference only:

2023 Funding Guidelines

2023 HoD Certification Form

2023 Referee Report Template

2022 Seminar Slides (11 May 2021)

Instructions for creating a grant submission record in Themis.

Contacts

Melbourne Research Fellowships (Career Interruptions) Program questions and primary email
res-devschemes@unimelb.edu.au

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