Australia Fellowships

Please note the information on this page has been provided for historical reference purposes only.

The Australia Fellowship was designed to attract and retain leading health and medical researchers in Australia. It was aimed at outstanding health and medical researchers across all disciplines and consisted of a one line budget of $800,000 per annum for five years. Applications were invited from leading researchers both in Australia and around the world. Successful applicants have leading international status in their fields and are now conducting research programs of major impact and benefit to Australia.

The aims of the scheme were to:

  • support the most outstanding and creative health and/or medical researchers across the range of disciplines in biomedical, clinical, health services and public health research;
  • foster the expansion of the scale and scope of Australian health and medical research, including innovative research that is transformative and with high impact potential;
  • build excellent research teams in Australia, foster mentoring and collaboration and provide opportunities for talented researchers; and
  • undertake research that is of major importance, potentially high impact and of significant benefit to Australians.

After five rounds and the awarding of 39 Australia Fellowships, applications are no longer accepted for this scheme.

Details of previously successful NHMRC Fellowship Award funding recipients.

Australia Fellowships 2007 - 2011