Victorian Postdoctoral Research Fellowships now open

5 September

Applications are now open for the second round of the prestigious $1.8 million Victorian Postdoctoral Research Fellowships Program, being delivered by veski.

The Minister for Innovation, Louise Asher said the fellowships, which honour a 2010 election commitment, are strengthening Victoria’s innovation capabilities by enabling talented young researchers to work at world leading research centres before returning to Victoria.

“The Victorian Coalition Government offered six fellowships in 2013 and is again offering up to six fellowships to begin in 2015,” Ms Asher said.

“The three year fellowships are each valued at up to $300,000 and will fund two years at a leading research institute or university overseas, followed by one year at a Victorian university, company or research organisation.

“They will be awarded in the fields of physical and life sciences (apart from human health and medicine), mathematical sciences, engineering and information and communications technology.

“To be eligible for a fellowship, candidates must fulfil certain residency requirements. However, candidates who have studied for their PhDs outside Victoria will now also be eligible, provided they have been resident in Victoria for at least seven years and have completed an undergraduate degree in Victoria. 

“This change allows us to attract high quality candidates back to Victoria, where their PhDs have been completed interstate or overseas,” Ms Asher said.

“Consistent with its role in delivering the Victoria Prize, the Victoria Fellowships, [veski] innovation fellowships and the Premier’s Award for Health and Medical Research (PAHMR), veski will assist with the marketing and administration of the program.”

Applications for the Victorian Postdoctoral Research Fellowships close at 2.00pm on Thursday 30 October 2014.

More information at: http://www.veski.org.au/vprf

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