NHMRC Early Career Fellowships

NHMRC Early Career Fellowships

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The NHMRC Early Career Fellowships 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).

The specific objectives of the scheme are to:

  • Enable developing health and medical researchers of outstanding ability to undertake advanced training in health and medical research either in Australia or overseas.
  • Provide opportunities for Australian researchers to undertake research that is both of major importance in its field and of benefit to Australian health.
  • Foster career development at the postdoctoral level by encouraging the beneficial experience of a different research environment.

Early Career Fellowship packages are awarded for four years at the Training Support Package Level 1 with an additional $5,000 p.a. for maintenance while based in Australia.

If appropriate, clinical loadings (up to $15,000 p.a. for practicing medical practitioners, up to $7,500 p.a. for dental practitioners and ECF's who do not engage in clinical duties). Pro-rata rates apply for part-time research.

As the packages provided by the NHMRC are below the actual salary costs (including on-costs), Faculties and Departments must meet the salary gap between the award and the Macquarie salary scale.

Faculty Processes

The Faculties have their own approval and review processes for grants under this scheme. They may 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 process and deadlines. Faculty contacts:

Faculty of Arts

Faculty of Business and Economics
Ph 9850 8485 (x8485), Faculty Research Manager, Ms Agnieszka Baginska

Faculty of Human Sciences
Ph 9850 8073 (x8073), Faculty Research Manager, Mr Colm Halbert

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Ph 9850 2788 (x2788), Faculty Research Manager, Dr Kyle Ratinac

Faculty of Science and Engineering
Ph 9850 8912 (x8912), Faculty Research Manager, Ms Irina Zakoshanski

Macquarie Graduate School of Management
Ph 9850 7732 (x7732), Research Office Executive, Mrs Kerry Daniel

Key Dates NHMRC opening date in RGMS: Wednesday 11 January 2017
Faculty deadline: Wednesday 1 February 2017
NHMRC minimum data due in RGMS: n/a
Research Office Compliance Check deadline: Wednesday 22 February 2017
NHMRC closing date: Wednesday 1 March 2017
Outcomes expected: October 2017
Resources NHMRC Information
Funding Rules
Instructions to Applicants
RGMS Information and Offline Forms
Grant Proposal Template
ECF Sample Career Disruption Letter
NHMRC Budget Mechanism
NHMRC Direct Research Costs Guidelines
Supervisor Report Form - with RGMS profile
Supervisor Report Form - without RGMS profile
Guide to NHMRC Peer Review

MQ Resources
ECF Letter - remaining in same institution
MQRES Schedule
Application and Project Lifecycle Information (APLI) Form (formerly MQ Coversheet)
MQ Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research  
Application Checklist

Early Career Fellowship Presentation Slides - September 2016
Early Career Fellowships Changes Presentation Slides - January 2017
Contacts Information and Compliance
Mr Michael Stevenson / Ms Sarah Horn
Research Proposals Officer
Research Office
Ph: +61 2 9850 4193

Strategic Advice
Ms Courtney Bendall
Research Development Consultant
Research Office
Ph: +61 2 9850 4745
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