MQ Research Fellowships

MQ Research Fellowships

Status Closed
Aim The purpose of the Macquarie University Research Fellowships (MQRF) Scheme is to support researchers within three years of the award of their PhD who have an outstanding track record (relative to opportunity) and/or who show evidence of excellent research potential.  The Scheme provides an incubation period for early career researchers to allow them to increase their competitive edge in securing research funding from non-University sources.  In addition, the Scheme aims to enhance the research capabilities of existing and emerging areas of research strength at Macquarie University.
Funding

Up to ten full-time Research Fellowships commencing in 2017 will be awarded on a competitive basis, and will be tenurable for three years. The salary range for the Fellowship will be awarded at  step 6, 7 or 8 of Level A of the Academic Salary Scale, plus annual leave loading and 17% employer superannuation. These salary levels will be adjusted in line with movements in the Academic Salary Scale. Salaries above the range A6-A8 cannot be supported by the Fellowship however supplementation by the host Department may be negotiated.

Faculty Processes

Each Faculty has their own approval and review processes for grants under this scheme. They also have deadlines for submission of draft applications that are earlier than the Research Office deadlines. Please ensure that you contact your Faculty, as early as possible, for information on processes and deadlines. Faculty contacts:

Faculty of Arts
ArtsRO@mq.edu.au

Faculty of Business and Economics
fberu@mq.edu.au
Ph 9850 8485 (x8485), Faculty Research Manager, Ms Kerry Todd-Smith

Faculty of Human Sciences
humansciencesresearch@mq.edu.au
Ph 9850 8073 (x8073), Faculty Research Manager, Mr Colm Halbert

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
fmhs.researchsupport@mq.edu.au
Ph 9850 2788 (x2788), Faculty Research Manager, Dr Kyle Ratinac

Faculty of Science and Engineering
sci.research@mq.edu.au
Ph 9850 8912 (x8912), Faculty Research Manager, Ms Irina Zakoshanski

MGSM Research Office
research@mgsm.edu.au 
Ph 9850 7732 (x7732), Research Office Executive, Mrs Kerry Daniel

Key Dates

Expression of Interest (EoI) Key Dates:
Opening Date: Wednesday 20 April 2016
Faculty Deadlines: All Faculties Wednesday 11 May 2016, 5pm (AEST) (Please note that you must send your proposal to your Faculty Research office by this deadline)
Closing Date: Wednesday 25 May 2016, 5pm (AEST)
Outcomes Expected: Friday 8 July 2016

Full Proposal (by invitation only) Key Dates:
Opening Date: Friday 8 July 2016
Faculty Deadline: Arts Monday 1 August 2016, 5pm (AEST), All other Faculties Monday 25 July 2016, 5pm (AEST)
Closing Date: Monday 8 August 2016, 5pm (AEST)
Sponsor & HoD Reports Due: Thursday 11 August 2016, 5pm (AEST)
Independent Reviewer Reports Due: Tuesday 30 August 2016
Outcomes Expected: Late October 2016

Resources

Expression of Interest (EoI) Documents:

EoI Funding Rules

EoI Application Form

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Full Proposal Stage Documents:

2017 Full Proposal Funding Rules

MQ APLI Form (Full Proposals Only)

Application Checklist

Contacts Anita Quinn
Research Proposals Officer
Research Office
research.preaward@mq.edu.au
Ph:+61 2 9850 4462
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