University of Sydney invites applications for fellowships Scheme for outstanding early career researchers for 2017.  Australian and overseas applicants are eligible to apply for these fellowships.
The University of Sydney Fellowships aims to attract outstanding early career researchers to the university to contribute to and enhance the research strengths and culture of the university.
Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.
Worth of Award
A salary (taxable) will be provided at Level A8 of the University’s Academic salary scale. The duration of the Fellowship is three years. A research support grants totalling $25,000 will be provided upon commencement of appointment to assist Fellows to establish their research.
The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for these fellowships:

  • Applications are welcome and encouraged from any discipline, faculty or research area. A particular objective of the 2017 round, however, is to attract talented recent doctoral graduates who can contribute to our whole-of-university multidisciplinary initiatives, broadly construed. This include:
  • The Charles Perkins Centre
  • The Brain and Mind Centre
  • The Australian Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology
  • The China Studies Centre -The Sydney Southeast Asia Centre
  • The Cancer Research Network
  • The Sydney Environment Institute
  • The Marie Bashir Institute for Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity
  • The Sydney Centre for Translational Data Science
  • Further information about the University’s research strategy, including our commitment to multidisciplinary research, can be found by consulting the University’s Strategic Plan 2016-20.
  • Strong preference will be given to applicants seeking to join the University from another organisation in Australia or from overseas. Applicants must have a Ph.D. award dated no earlier than 1st January 2011 and no later than 1st January 2017.
  • Applicants with a Ph.D. award dated later than 31st December 2015 are extremely unlikely to be competitive and should talk to the Centre Director (or nominated representative) to assess competitiveness before applying. Applicants with a Ph.D. awarded by the University of Sydney within the timeframe specified above may only apply if they have held a paid position with another organisation subsequent to the award of their Ph.D.
  • Ph.D. award date is defined as the date on the testamur.
  • Applicants currently employed at the University of Sydney or other affiliated institutions (including but not limited to medical institutes) who commenced such employment after the award of their Ph.D. and on or after 1st July 2015 are eligible to apply. Applicants must obtain the support of a proposed supervisor as well as an endorsement from Director of the Centre.
  • Nationality: Applicants from Australia and Overseas applicants are eligible to apply for these fellowships.

How to Apply
Applicants will need to upload the following attachments as PDF document. All attachments should be clearly typed on single-sided A4 pages, using 12 point font size with at least a 2 cm margin on each side:

  • Curriculum Vitae including details of a Ph.D. award, research experience after the Ph.D. and number of publications and citations. The Curriculum Vitae should be no more than 5 pages – additional pages will not be considered;
  • Proof of a Ph.D. award. Please include English translations if applicable;
  • The proposed research project including project title, aims and significance, research plan, methods and techniques, alignment of the proposed research with existing activity and the environment in the host Centre. This section should be no more than 4 pages including bibliographic references which must not exceed half a page. Aim for at least half a page for the alignment and research environment section. In the methodology section, it is essential to clearly detail what you are going to do and why/how this will achieve the aims of the project and advance the knowledge base of the discipline. Additional pages will not be considered by the Selection Committee;
  • A confidential referee report must be sent to by 25th July 2016. A referee should be selected on the basis of their capacity to constructively comment on the intellectual calibre and quality of the applicant and their work, track record relative to opportunity, and the potential of the applicant to be internationally competitive for subsequent fellowship applications (i.e. within the top 10-15% of their field). A nominated sponsor cannot be a referee. Each report must be completed using the template available from the website above and should address the selection criteria. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that referee reports are submitted by the due date. Late reports will not be considered.

Deadline: Fellowships application deadline is July 25, 2016.
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