Queensland University of Technology is offering 15 prestigious research fellowships for Australian and international applicants. Fellowships will be awarded for postdoctoral researchers at Level B and C. Fellows will be offered an appointment on a fixed-term, full-time basis for a period of 3 years. Part-time appointments may be negotiated with the host faculty once the fellowship has been awarded. The application deadline is 16th September 2014.
Study Subject(s): These prestigious fellowships are available in the following target areas: Digital Media, Machine Learning, Robotics and Computer Vision, Biofabrication and Biomaterials, Plant Biotechnology, Environmental Health / Air Quality, Children and Youth Intervention, Intellectual Property, Healthy Ageing, Systems Biology, Health Economics and Business Innovation.
Course Level: Fellowships are available for postdoctoral researchers at Level B and C at Queensland University of Technology.
Scholarship Provider: Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Scholarship can be taken at: Australia
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Eligibility: Fellowship candidates must:
-have been awarded a PhD
-be based at QUT for the full duration of the fellowship
-propose and undertake a research project that is aligned with an identified area of strength.
-seek, during the period of the fellowship, additional funding through external granting schemes for projects/fellowships hosted by QUT
-make a full-time commitment to the fellowship.
Postdoctoral Fellowship Applicants (Level B): To be eligible to apply for a Postdoctoral Fellowship an applicant must:
-be within 0to 5 years since the award of their PhD at the time of the closing date for applications, or
-have submitted a PhD thesis and expect to be awarded a PhD within 3 months from the closing date for applications. If these conditions are not met, the offer of a Fellowship may be revoked. In this case, it is imperative that the applicant notify QUT immediately of the outcome of the examination of their PhD thesis, and
-demonstrate their proposed project falls within one of the identified target areas
Research Fellowship Applicants (Level C):
–To be eligible to apply for a Research Fellowship an applicant must:
-be an established researcher within 5 to 10 years since the award of their PhD or equivalent research doctorate at the time of the closing date for applications;
-have an excellent research track record, with a proven capacity for research leadership; and
-demonstrate their proposed project falls within one of the identified target areas.
Scholarship Open for International Students: Fellowships are open to Australian and international applicants.
Scholarship Description: QUT offers up to 15 prestigious Vice-Chancellor’s Research Fellowships for leading postdoctoral researchers at levels B and C on a three-year, fixed-term basis. Vice-Chancellor’s research fellows will have an opportunity to develop and enhance their academic record and make a significant contribution to our research outcomes. In addition to competitive remuneration and superannuation benefits, fellows will be entitled to a $20,000 research support grant in the first year of their appointment.
Number of award(s): Up to 15 prestigious Vice-Chancellor’s Research Fellowships are awarded.
Duration of award(s): Fellows will be offered an appointment on a fixed-term, full-time basis for a period of 3 years. Part-time appointments may be negotiated with the host faculty once the fellowship has been awarded. QUT is committed to building its academic workforce and will work with successful fellows over the tenure of their award to develop a career plan that aligns with their expertise and the teaching and research needs of the University. Fellows will be encouraged to apply for external fellowships and project funding and may be considered for academic positions in their area of expertise.
What does it cover? Fellows will normally be appointed at Step 1 of the applicable academic salary scale and will increment each year for the duration of the fellowship subject to satisfactory performance as evidenced by the Performance Planning and Review (PPR) process. Salary scales are as follows:
-Postdoctoral Fellow (Level B): $84,133 (step 1)to $99,918 (step 6) plus 17% superannuation
-Research Fellow (Level C): $103,068 (step 1)to $118,859 (step 6)plus 17% superannuation
In exceptional cases, applicants may be appointed at a higher level within the salary range based on qualifications and experience. In addition to salary, Fellows will also be entitled to a one-off Research Support Grant (RSG) of $AUD 20,000 in the first year of appointment.
-Quality and trajectory of the applicant’s track record, relative to opportunity
-Quality of the proposed research project and potential to deliver quality research outcomes
Notification: Successful applicants will be notified by the end of November.
How to Apply: Prior to application, applicants must make contact with the relevant Assistant Dean (Research) and/or Institute Director to discuss their proposed research project and alignment with a target area. Applications that do not clearly indicate prior contact and confirmation of the suitability of the proposed project will not be considered. Applicants should submit their application and supporting documentation via online.
Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 16th September 2014.