- Monday 3 July 2017
- 9.00am (AEST)
- Monday 31 July 2017
- 11.59pm (AEST)
Eligibility Exemption Requests due
- Monday 18 September 2017
- 11.59pm (AEST)
Applications and written testimonials due for applicants from the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
- Monday 25 September 2017
- 11.59pm (AEST)
Applications and written testimonials due for all other applicants
- Early December 2017
Notification of outcomes
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. For the application requirements for your nominated host Faculty, please review this table.
The objectives of the 2018 Program are to attract talented recent doctoral graduates in areas of research priority for the University, and to support research careers for Indigenous Australians (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples). 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.
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 2018, but the start date may be deferred up to 30 June 2018.
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 2015.
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
See the table for faculty/school specific processes. You must ensure that you have completed any additional submission requirements specific to your Faculty/School and that you have an academic contact within your proposed Faculty/School who is willing to support your application. This contact must be listed in your application form.Close
Faculty Contact Email Phone Process Architecture, Building and Planning Stephanie Flanagan (03) 9035 8719 Submit the completed EOI form to firstname.lastname@example.org by COB Friday 18 August 2017. Arts email@example.com
The Faculty of Arts runs an Expression of Interest selection round, whereby approved EOI applicants can then apply for the scheme. The EOI form will be available after 3 July 2017 and EOIs are due by 4 August 2017. Please see our website for the form and further information on Arts requirements.
Business and Economics Sarah Graham (03) 8344 8168 Submit the completed EOI form to firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday 1 August. Education Jacinta Ridge (03) 8344 4068
MGSE employs an Expression of Interest round to ensure quality candidates have the appropriate support to complete full submission, please submit your MGSE McKenzie EOI here to progress your interest on or before Monday, 31st July 2017.
Engineering email@example.com Law firstname.lastname@example.org
Melbourne Law School has an internal EOI, due on the 28 July 2017. Applicants are advised to submit CV and 2-3 page research proposal to email@example.com. More information is available in the MLS webpage here.
Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences David Lane (03) 8344 1592
The final application deadline for MDHS is 18 September 2017. This includes submission of all written testimonials.
MDHS will require applicants to submit an EOI for this scheme. Download the EOI form here. EOI forms are due by 28 July to firstname.lastname@example.org. Approved EOI applicants will receive confirmation from the Faculty they can apply for the scheme.
Science Meghan Bergamin (03) 8344 3947 Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences Edwina Goh (03) 8344 6541 All potential applicants are required to contact Edwina Goh as early as possible. Victorian College of the Arts and Melbourne Conservatorium of Music Bianca Durrant (03) 9035 9241 The VCA & MCM run an Expression of Interest selection program, whereby approved EOI applicants can then apply for the scheme. EOIs are due by 26 July 2017 to email@example.com on the EOI form.
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
Read the McKenzie Fellowship guidelines.
Complete the eligibility exemption request form
If applicable, complete the eligibility exemption request form and submit to firstname.lastname@example.org by 31 July 2017.
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
Complete the application form and obtain the relevant signatures for submission.
Submit the application
Submit your application together with your completed application checklist by email to email@example.com by 25 September 2017.
Submit written testimonials
Request your referees submit their written testimonials via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 25 September 2017.
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