- Monday 4 July 2016
- 9.00am (AEST)
- Monday 1 August 2016
- 11.59pm (AEST)
Eligibility Exemption Requests due
- Monday 26 September 2016
- 11.59pm (AEST)
- Early December 2016
Notification of outcomes
The McKenzie Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme 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.
The objectives of the 2017 program are to attract talented recent doctoral graduates in areas of research priority for the University. They should promote research that aligns with the Research at Melbourne initiative.
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 2017, but the start date may be deferred up to 30 June 2017.
Applicants must have evidence of the award of a PhD from a university other than the University of Melbourne by the closing date. The date of award is considered to be the date of the official notification letter. The PhD must have been awarded no earlier than 1 January 2014.
The McKenzie Postdoctoral Fellowships are intended for applicants who do not hold a fixed term or continuing appointment of greater than one year duration at the University of Melbourne.
- 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 03 9035 8356 EOI deadline Monday 15 August 2016. See: ABP EOI Form. Arts email@example.com 03 9035 4040
EOI deadline Friday 5 August 2016. See: http://arts.unimelb.edu.au/research/research-support/early-career-researcher-opportunities
Business and Economics Sarah Graham 03 8344 8168 EOI deadline Monday 1 August 2016, submit to firstname.lastname@example.org. See: FBE Process and EOI Form. Education email@example.com N/A EOI deadline Friday 5 August 2016, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for MGSE process and information Engineering email@example.com N/A N/A Law firstname.lastname@example.org 03 8344 9983
EOI deadline Friday 29 July 2016, submit to email@example.com. See: http://law.unimelb.edu.au/research/for-researchers/ecr-opportunities/mckenzie-fellowships
Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences David Lane 03 8344 1592 No additional processes Science Meghan Bergamin
03 8344 3947
No additional processes Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences Edwina Goh 03 8344 6541 No additional processes Victorian College of the Arts and Melbourne Conservatorium of Music Bianca Durrant 03 9035 9241 EOI deadline Friday 22 July 2016, submit to firstname.lastname@example.org. See: 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 email@example.com by 1 August 2016.
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.
Please note: Applicants are not able to list the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health as their proposed host. As per the Funding Guideline 10.1.5, if successful they must be employed at a budget department of the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, and should therefore list this department as the proposed host.
Submit the application
Submit your application together with your completed application checklist by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 26 September 2016.
Submit written testimonials
Request your referees submit their written testimonials via email to email@example.com by 26 September 2016.
2017 Frequently Asked Questions Updated 15/09/16
- McKenzie Fellowship questions and primary email