Victorian Postdoctoral Research Fellowships – second round

Applications are now open for the second round of the prestigious A$1.8 million Victorian Postdoctoral Research Fellowships Program, being delivered by veski.

The fellowships aim to strengthening Victoria’s innovation capabilities by enabling talented young researchers to work at world leading research centres before returning to Victoria.

The Victorian Government offered six fellowships in 2013 and is again offering up to six fellowships to begin in 2015.

The three year fellowships are each valued at up to A$300,000 and will fund two years at a leading research institute or university overseas, followed by one year at a Victorian university, company or research organisation.

They will be awarded in the fields of physical and life sciences (apart from human health and medicine), mathematical sciences, engineering and information and communications technology.

To be eligible for a fellowship, candidates must fulfil certain residency requirements. However, candidates who have studied for their PhDs outside Victoria will now also be eligible, provided they have been resident in Victoria for at least seven years and have completed an undergraduate degree in Victoria.

This change allows enables Victoria to attract high quality candidates back to State, when candidates have completed their PhDs interstate or overseas.

Consistent with its role in delivering the Victoria Prize, the Victoria Fellowships, veski innovation fellowships and the Premier’s Award for Health and Medical Research (PAHMR), veski will assist with the marketing and administration of the program.

veski is proud to be delivering this program on behalf of the Victorian Government alongside four other prestigious fellowships and awards: the veski innovation fellowships, the Victoria Prize for Science & Innovation and the Victoria Fellowships.

Applications for the Victorian Postdoctoral Research Fellowships close at 2.00pm EST on Thursday 30 October 2014.


Julia L. Page
CEO, veski