Melbourne Research Fellowships (Career Interruptions) Program

Critical Dates

Monday 21 March 2016
9.00am (AEST)

Applications open

Monday 2 May 2016
11.59pm (AEST)

Applications close

July 2016

Notification of outcomes


The Melbourne Research Fellowships (Career Interruptions) Program enables eligible researchers to enhance or re-establish their academic careers where they have been severely interrupted, delayed or otherwise constrained by chronic illness, child bearing, child rearing or other caring duties.

Successful applicants will receive $60,000 (oncosts inclusive) plus $15,000 for travel or research support, including small equipment purchases.

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/SchoolContactNumberEmailProcesses
    Architecture, Building and Planning 
    Business and EconomicsSarah 
    EducationJacinta must submit a copy of their application to MGSE by Thursday 28 April, 2016.
    Medicine, Dentistry and Health SciencesAnna applicants are offered mentoring by Prof Mary Wlodek. Applicants wishing to have their application mentored/reviewed must submit a copy to Anna Cross by COB Thursday 14 April, 2016.
    Veterinary and Agricultural SciencesEdwina applicants must complete the FVAS-specific requirements prior to contacting HOD/completing their application.
  4. Complete the application

    Complete the application form and attach all necessary supporting documentation.

  5. HoD to sign off on application

    Provide the Head of Department with your completed application for review and signing.

  6. Save file for submission

    Combine the application form and supporting material into one pdf document.

  7. Supply referees with documentation

    Supply referees with program Guidelines, your application and Referee's Report Form. Ask referees to email their reports to before the due date.

  8. Submit final application

    Submit the application in PDF form via Themis by the due date.

Supporting documents

2017 Funding Guidelines

2017 Application Form

2017 Referee Report Template

Instructions for creating a grant submission record in Themis.


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