- 24 April 2019
Scheme Opens - please note information online prior to this time may be from the last round and/or subject to change.
- Thursday 4 July 2019
- 3:00pm (AEST)
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.
The McKenzie Postdoctoral Fellowships Program has been established to attract outstanding recent doctoral graduates to the University from around the world. The Program aims to recruit new researchers who have the potential to build and lead interdisciplinary collaborative research activities inside and across Academic Divisions. The University offers a leading and lively research environment that is internationally engaged, public-spirited and has many outstanding areas of research strength.
The objectives of the 2020 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 McKenzie Fellowships and one Indigenous McKenzie Fellowship available each year.
Prospective applicants should discuss their interest in the Program with the relevant Academic Division at the University of Melbourne, prior to submitting their application. 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 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 2020, but the start date may be deferred up to 30 June 2020.
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 between 1 January 2017 and 20 August 2019.
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
Faculty Contact Email Phone Process Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning firstname.lastname@example.org (03) 8344 0608 Submit the completed ABP EOI Form to email@example.com by Friday 21 June 2019. Faculty of Arts firstname.lastname@example.org (03) 9035 4040 Faculty of Business and Economics Lishia Singh (03) 8344 2818 Please visit the FBE McKenzie webpage. Submit the completed EOI form to email@example.com by Thursday 6 June 2019. Faculty of Fine Arts and Music Melanie Regan (03) 9035 9393
Please submit your EOI here by 5pm 28 June 2019.
Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences Nikki Fisher
(03) 8344 6330
Submit the completed EOI form to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm Tuesday 25 June 2019. Faculty of Science Leanora Stuart (03) 8344 6840 No special requirements. Please continue to step 2. Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences Holly Jones (03) 8344 6541
All potential applicants are required to contact Holly Jones by Tuesday 25 June 2019 to express their interest.
Melbourne Graduate School of Education (03) 8344 4561
Submit your MGSE McKenzie EOI here by no later than Thursday 4 July 2019.
Melbourne Law School Mas Generis (03) 8344 9983
Submit your EOI at this webpage on or before Tuesday 25 June 2019.
Melbourne School of Engineering
(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.
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.
Review the funding guidelines
Read the McKenzie Fellowship guidelines.
Complete the eligibility exemption request form
If applicable, complete the eligibility exemption request form on SmartyGrants (LINK TBA) by 4 July 2019.
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
Complete the application form and obtain the relevant signatures for submission.
Submit the application
Submit your application via SmartyGrants (LINK TBA) by 3pm (AEST) 20 August 2019.
Submit written testimonials
Request your referees submit their written testimonials via email to email@example.com by 20 August 2019.
**NEW as of 25 JUNE 2018: Documents for 2019 commencement, applications closing 7 September 2018.
- 2019 Funding Guidelines [pdf]
- 2019 McKenzie Application Form [docx]
- 2019 McKenzie Fellowships Eligibility Exemption Form [docx]
- 2019 McKenzie Fellowships Frequently Asked Questions [pdf]
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for documents in alternate accessible formats.
- McKenzie Fellowship questions and primary email