The objectives of the Research Fellowships scheme are to foster an intellectual environment which supports and builds the capacity of Australian research for the future and to create knowledge through investment in research which improves health and thus contributes to Australia’s prosperity.

A Research Fellowship is a five year fellowship supporting leading health and medical researchers in full-time research.

The objectives of the Research Fellowships scheme are to foster an intellectual environment which supports and builds the capacity of Australian research for the future and to create knowledge through investment in research which improves health and thus contributes to Australia’s prosperity.

Grant at a glance

Duration of funding
5 years

Key changes

Changes to the 2018 Research Fellowships Scheme-Specific Funding Rules for funding commencing in 2019:

  • Section 6.3 Honorary Research Fellowships – The reference to Australia Fellowships has been removed.