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NHMRC

Early Career Fellowships

This webpage contains information about the sub funding types available under the NHMRC Early Career Fellowships funding scheme.

The aim of the four year Early Career Fellowship is to enable developing health and medical researchers of outstanding ability to undertake advanced training in health and medical research either in Australia or overseas. Awards are available for full-time research training in the biomedical, clinical, public health, health services and priority Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander research fields.

While the bulk of Fellowships are for full-time training, part-time (50%-70%) opportunities are also available to provide training for awardees who wish to combine their professional career with an Early Career Fellowship in Australia.

Breakdown of applications for Early Career Fellowships 2012

This year, the number of ECF applications increased by 19% compared to 2011. This table details the number of applications received across the biomedical, clinical, public health, health services and priority Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander research schemes.
 

Type

Category

2011

2012

Public Health

78

87

Overseas

Sidney Sax – Overseas Public Health Fellowship

15

15

Australian

Australian Public Health Fellowship

63

72

Biomedical

228

246

Overseas

CJ Martin - Overseas Biomedical Fellowship

98

89

Australian

Peter Doherty - Australian Biomedical Fellowship

130

157

Clinical

40

65

Overseas

Neil Hamilton Fairley – Overseas Clinical Fellowship

5

23

Australian

Australian Clinical Research Fellowship

35

42

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander

 

 

Australian

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Research Fellowship

5

12

Other

Australian

Australian Research Fellowship Part-time

9

15

Australian

Health Professional Research Fellowship Part-time

18

24

Australian

Australian Primary Health Care Fellowship

2

5

Australia-China

Australia-China Exchange Fellowship

9

9

Total ECF applications

389

463

 

Categories of award

Applicants for all of the Early Career Fellowships categories listed below may also apply for a co-funded fellowship.

CJ Martin Fellowship

The purpose of this Early Career Fellowship is to provide full-time training in basic research within the biomedical sciences, both overseas and in Australia. These Fellowships are offered to a limited number of persons of outstanding ability who wish to make biomedical research a significant component of their career.

Neil Hamilton Fairley Fellowship

The purpose of Clinical Overseas Fellowships is to provide full-time training overseas and in Australia in the areas of clinical research, including the social and behavioral sciences. In considering these applications NHMRC will place emphasis on the applied value of the proposed research.

Sidney Sax Fellowship

Public Health Fellowships aim to provide full-time training in public health research overseas and in Australia.

INSERM Exchange Fellowship

INSERM Exchange Fellowships aim to provide training in basic clinical or public health research within the biomedical sciences in France and Australia.

Australia-China Exchange Fellowship

This program aims to increase collaboration between Australia and Chinese health and medical research by supporting exchange between the two countries.

Peter Doherty Fellowship

Biomedical Fellowships aim to provide full-time training in basic biomedical science research in Australia.

Clinical Research Australian Fellowship

Australian Clinical Research Fellowships aim to provide training, in Australia, in the field of clinical research, including the social and behavioural sciences.

Public Health Australian Fellowship

Public Health Fellowships aim to provide full-time training, in Australia, in the field of public health research.

Health Professional Research Training Fellowship - Part-time

Health Professional Research Training Fellowships aim to provide part-time (50-70%) training for awardees who wish to combine their professional career development with a research Training Fellowship in Australia.

Australian Research Training Fellowships - Part-time

Australian Research Training Fellowships aim to provide part-time training in biomedical, clinical and public health research including the social and behavioural science, in Australia, for awardees who do not have other research, clinical or practitioner responsibilities.

Primary Health Care Australian Fellowship

Primary Health Care Fellowships aim to provide full-time training in Primary Health Care research within the broader primary health care sector in order to develop and strengthen the Primary Health Care research and evaluation of workforce.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Research Fellowship

The purpose of this fellowship is to provide a vehicle for research training or training in areas of particular relevance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. The fellowships are to enable Fellows to work on research projects under nominated advisers.

Co-funded Fellowships

These fellowships are offered through funding partnerships agreed between the NHMRC and each partner organisation.

For more information on Early Career Fellowships and information about applying, see Applying for an Early Career Fellowship.

Page last updated on 18 May 2012