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Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Scheme, University of Sydney, Australia

Publish Date: May 06, 2015

Deadline: Jun 29, 2015

Funding body University of Sydney

Open from Tuesday 28 April 2015

Key dates
  • Career Interruptions requests: Tuesday 5 May 2015
  • EOI submissions close: Friday 15 May 2015
  • Final closing date: Monday 29 June 2015


These Fellowships allow outstanding researchers within 1-6 years of the award of their PhD to undertake research in any School at the University of Sydney.

Application process

  1. Read the Sydney Postdoctoral Fellowship guidelines  (Please note: If applying to any school in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences please refer to FASS guidelines)

  2. Arrange a University of Sydney Academic Mentor [Research Opportunities or Find an Expert] and obtain approval to proceed.

  3. After sponsor approval obtained, complete an Expression of Interestand submit to the Head of the host School (or equivalent)

  4. Await approval from the Head of School of your Host School (or equivalent)

  5. Apply online
    Note: You should not commence an online application until you have been endorsed by the Head of your host School (or equivalent).

  6. Obtain two confidential referee reports and submit themMonday 29 June 2015. A referee report template is available below.


Applicants must have an outstanding track record relative to opportunity in order to be short-listed. Successful applicants are expected to be based full-time at the University for the duration of the Fellowship and must not hold a concurrent paid appointment.

Strong preference will be given to applicants seeking to join the University from another organisation in Australia or from overseas. Applicants must have a PhD award dated no earlier than 1 January 2010 and no later than 1st January 2016. Applicants with a PhD award dated later than 31 December 2014 are extremely unlikely to be competitive and should talk to the host Head of School to assess competitiveness before applying.

Applicants with a PhD awarded by the University of Sydney within the timeframe specified above may apply if they have held a position with another organisation subsequent to the award of their PhD.

Applicants currently employed at the University of Sydney or other affiliated institutions (including but not limited to medical institutes) who commenced such employment after the award of their PhD AND on or after 1 July 2014 are eligible to apply.


Starting salary will be A$118,727 (includes $91,520 base salary plus leave loading and up to 17% employer’s contribution to superannuation). The duration of the Fellowship is three years.

Resources/Other information

  • University of Sydney Postdoctoral Fellowship guidelines (PDF)
  • Heads of School list (PDF)
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship guidelines for FASS applicants (PDF)
  • FASS Expression of Interest (DOC)
  • Expression of Interest (DOC)
  • How to find a sponsor [Research Opportunities or Find an Expert]
  • Formal approvals and signatures form (DOC)
  • Referee report template (DOC)
  • Career interruption form (DOC)
  • CV advice to applicants (PDF)


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