MQ Research Fellowships

MQ Research Fellowships

AimThe 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.

Up to ten full-time Research Fellowships commencing in 2019 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. You must contact your Faculty, as early as possible, in the first instance for information on processes and deadlines. Note that applications that have not been through Faculty approval will not be accepted.

Faculty contacts:

Faculty of Arts
Ph 9850 4496 (x4496), Faculty Research Manager, Dr Jan Zwar

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

Faculty of Human Sciences
Ph 9850 9607 (x9607), Faculty Research Manager, Ms Jo Tuck

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

Expression of Interest (EoI) Key Dates:
Opening Date: Tuesday 17 April 2018
Faculty Closing Dates: TBC
Closing Date: Thursday 31 May 2018, 5pm (AEST) 
(NB: Faculty closing dates are earlier and applications that have not received Faculty approval will not be accepted)
Outcomes Expected: Friday 13 July 2018

Full Proposal (by invitation only) Key Dates:
Opening Date: Friday 13 July 2018
Faculty Deadline: TBC
Closing Date: Monday 20 August 2018, 5pm (AEST)
Sponsor & HoD Reports Due: Thursday 23 August 2018, 5pm (AEST)
Independent Reviewer Reports Due: Tuesday 11 September 2018
Outcomes Expected: Early November 2018


Expression of Interest (EoI) Documents:

EoI Funding Rules

EoI Application Form

Full Proposal Stage Documents:

2018 Full Proposal Funding Rules

Pure Research Management System

Application Checklist

ContactsAnita Quinn
Research Proposals Officer
Research Office
Ph:+61 2 9850 4462
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