McKenzie Postdoctoral Fellowships Program

Critical Dates

Monday 25 June 2018
9.00am (AEST)

Applications open

Tuesday 10 July 2018
5pm (AEST)

Expressions of Interest due to the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music

Friday 20 July 2018
5pm (AEST)

Expressions of Interest due to the Melbourne Law School

Monday 23 July 2018
5pm (AEST)

Expressions of Interest due to the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, the Faculty of Business and Economics, and the Melbourne Graduate School of Education

Wednesday 1 August 2018
11.59pm (AEST)

Eligibility Exemption Requests due

Friday 3 August 2018
5pm (AEST)

Expressions of Interest due to the Faculty of Arts

Monday 20 August 2018
5pm (AEST)

Expressions of Interest due to the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning (Melbourne School of Design)

Friday 7 September 2018
11.59pm (AEST)

Final applications due to mckenzie-application@unimelb.edu.au. Applicants must also ensure that referees submit their written testimonials by this date.

Friday 30 November 2018

Notification of outcomes

PLEASE NOTE: Please see Section 1 of the How to Apply section below to determine the specific requirements of the Faculty to which you are applying.

Overview

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.

A current list of McKenzie Fellows can be found here.

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

  1. Review faculty/school processes

    Faculty Contact EmailPhoneProcess
    Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning abp-research@unimelb.edu.au(03) 9035 8719Submit the completed EOI form to abp-research@unimelb.edu.au by 5pm Monday 20 August 2018.
    Faculty of Arts arts-staffresearch@unimelb.edu.au(03) 9035 4040Submit the completed EOI form to arts-staffresearch@unimelb.edu.au by 5pm Friday 3 August 2018.
    Faculty of Business and Economics Sarah Graham(03) 8344 8168Please visit the FBE McKenzie webpage. Submit the completed EOI form to fbe-research@unimelb.edu.au by 5pm Monday 23 July 2018.
    Faculty of Fine Arts and Music Melanie Regan(03) 9035 9393Submit the completed EOI form to fineartsmusic-research@unimelb.edu.au by 5pm Tuesday 10 July 2018.
    Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences Nikki Fisher

    (03) 8344 6330

    Submit the completed EOI form to mdhs-grants@unimelb.edu.au by 5pm Monday 23 July 2018.
    Faculty of Science Meghan Bergamin(03) 8344 3947No special requirements. Please continue to step 2.
    Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences Edwina Goh(03) 8344 6541All potential applicants are required to contact Edwina Goh as early as possible or by 5pm Monday 23 July 2018 to express their interest.
    Melbourne Graduate School of Education Jacinta Ridge-Huggett(03) 8344 4068Submit your MGSE McKenzie EOI here to progress your interest on or before 5pm Monday 23 July 2018.
    Melbourne Law SchoolRebecca Croser(03) 9035 4078

    Submit your EOI at this webpage on or before 5pm Friday 20 July 2018

    Melbourne School of Engineering

    Sally Tape

    (03) 8344 3655

    No special requirements. Please continue to step 2.

    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.

  2. 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.

  3. Review the funding guidelines

    Read the McKenzie Fellowship guidelines.

  4. 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.

  5. Complete the application form and the application checklist

    Complete the application form and obtain the relevant signatures for submission.

  6. Submit the application

    Submit your application together with your completed application checklist by email to mckenzie-application@unimelb.edu.au by 7 September 2018.

  7. Submit written testimonials

    Request your referees submit their written testimonials via email to mckenzie-application@unimelb.edu.au by 7 September 2018.

Supporting documents

**NEW as of 25 JUNE 2018:  Documents for 2019 commencement, applications closing 7 September 2018.

Please contact mckenzie-application@unimelb.edu.au for documents in alternate accessible formats.

Contacts

McKenzie Fellowship questions and primary email
mckenzie-application@unimelb.edu.au.

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