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NHMRC Early Career Fellowships

Applications for funding commencing 2018 are closed.

Key dates

22 February 2017: Final draft of application sent to Research Office for compliance review and feedback
27 February 2017: Certification by CIA completed. *do not certify the application until you have received feedback and have been advised to so by the Research Office*
1 March 2017:
NHMRC closing date

Key changes to 2017 Early Career Fellowship Funding Rules

  • INSERM Exchange Program is no longer available through the ECF scheme.

Scheme description

The Early Career Fellowship scheme provides four-year Fellowships to early career researchers to assist them in their health and medical research training within Australia or overseas (where applicable). There are several categories of award for ECFs:

Full time Australian Based Early Career Fellowships - to provide support for fellows who are employed at 1.0 FTE to engage in research that is based entirely in Australia:

  • Peter Doherty Biomedical Fellowship
  • Clinical Research Fellowship
  • Public Health and Health Services Research Fellowship
  • Fellowship for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Health Research

Full time Overseas Based Early Career Fellowships - to provide support for fellows who are employed at 1.0 FTE to engage in research where the initital two years is undertaken at an overseas institution followed by two years in Australia:

  • CJ Martin Biomedical Fellowship
  • Neil Hamilton Fairley Clinical Fellowship
  • Sidney Sax Public Health and Health Services Research Fellowship

Health Professional Research Fellowship - Australia-based part-time Fellowship that allows medical or dental practitioners to share their time between research and their other clinical responsibilities

Australia-China Exchange Fellowships

  • Australian applications - for Australian researchers to undertake research training for 2 years at a Chinese institution, followed by 2 years in Australia.
  • Chinese applicants (Chinese nationals) - for Chinese researchers to undertake research training for 2 years at an Australian institution.

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be Australian citizens or permanent residents
  • Applicants may only apply for ONE Early Career Fellowship per application round (regardless of the category in which they are applying)
  • Applicants must hold a PhD in either a health related or non-health related field, or must submit their thesis by 31 December in the year of the application.
  • At 30 June in the year of the application, applicants must have held their PhD for no more than two years from the date their PhD thesis was passed, unless career disruptions exist.
  • For applicants with clinical qualifications (MBBS), applicants must have held their PhD for no more than four years and must either:
    -  complete a PhD which is then immediately followed by additional clinical training, or
    -  apply for a Health Professional Early Career Fellowship.

Application documentation

Research Office contacts

Cherry Yu 8532 1774
Rebecca Erlich 8532 1772

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