McKenzie Postdoctoral Fellowships at Melbourne University

The McKenzie Postdoctoral Fellowships Program has been established to attract outstanding recent doctoral graduates to the University. The Fellowship Scheme aims to recruit new researchers who have the potential to build and lead cross-disciplinary collaborative research activities inside and across faculties.

Application processes vary between different faculties. Applicants must adhere to Faculty Expression of Interest processes and timelines in order to be considered for award.

The objectives of the 2019 Program are to attract talented recent doctoral graduates in areas of research priority for the University. All applicants should promote research that aligns with the Research at Melbourne initiative.

The Program is highly competitive, with only ten Fellowships available each year.

Funding

The University will fund the Fellowships for a three year appointment commencing at Level A.6 in the University salary band plus superannuation.

Fellows will receive an additional $25,000 to be spent on project costs over the term of their Fellowship. Awards will be for a maximum of three years commencing 1 January 2019, but the start date may be deferred up to 30 June 2019.

Eligibility

Applicants must have been awarded a PhD from a university other than the University of Melbourne by the closing date. The PhD must have been awarded no earlier than 1 January 2016.

At the time of application, applicants must not have held, or be holding, a fixed-term or continuing academic appointment at the University of Melbourne that is greater than one year. Where applicants have held multiple back-to-back fixed-term appointments, these should not be more than one year in total.

  • Applicants may be drawn from any field in which the University has research strength, and must have an ability to contribute to research collaborations and programs across faculties or disciplines
  • Applicants will be required to provide a declaration of support from the department/school in which they would be located if successful, but the criteria for selection will be university-based
  • Assessment will take account of achievement relative to opportunity.

Eligibility Exemptions may be available for some applicants. For more information, please see the 'How to Apply' section below.

How to apply

  • Review faculty/school processes
  • Academic contact
    • Make sure you have an academic contact within your proposed host Faculty/School who is willing to support your application. Your proposed host Faculty/School can advise you as to how best to get in touch with an appropriate academic contact. The academic contact must be listed in Part A2 of the Application Form.
  • Review the funding guidelines
  • Complete the eligibility exemption request form
    • If applicable, complete the eligibility exemption request form and submit to mckenzie-application@unimelb.edu.au by 1 August 2018.
    • Please note: Not all applicants are required to submit an EER. This is only applicable if you do not meet all the eligibility criteria in the Funding Guidelines. Eligible applicants may submit an application without submitting this form.
  • Complete the application form and the application checklist
  • Submit the application
  • Submit written testimonials
Application date
7 Sep 2018
Duration
3 years
Country
Oceania Australia
Discipline
Humanities Anthropology & Ethnology Archaeology Architecture Art & Art History Classical Studies Digital Humanities History Linguistics Literature Media Studies Music & Musicology Philosophy Religion & Theology Social sciences Business and Administrative Sciences Communication Sciences Demography Economics Environmental Sciences Gender Studies Geography International Relations Law Pedagogic & Education Research Political science Psychology & Cognitive Sciences Social Anthropology Sociology Other Agronomy Biology Chemistry Computer science Engineering Mathematics Medicine Physics
Required post-doc experience: 
between 0 and 3 years
Grants available
10
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