Postdoctoral fellowships

Helen and Robert Ellis Postdoctoral Fellowship

Applications for this fellowship are now closed.

In 2010, the Helen and Robert Ellis Postdoctoral Fellowship was established in accordance with the conditions of the bequest of Dr Helen Maureen Shaw. The objective of the Helen and Robert Ellis Postdoctoral Fellowship is to promote and encourage postdoctoral cancer research at the Sydney Medical School.

Conditions of Award

The Fellowship is awarded under the following conditions:

  1. The Fellowship shall be known as the Helen and Robert Ellis Postdoctoral Research Fellowship.
  2. The objective of the Fellowship shall be to promote and encourage postdoctoral cancer research in the Sydney Medical School.
  3. The Fellowship shall be awarded by the Chair of the University's Academic Board on the basis of academic merit and the appropriateness of the proposed research project. Applications shall be considered by a sub-committee of the Sydney Medical School Research Committee which shall submit a recommendation to the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Sydney Medical School Foundation which will in turn recommend to the Chair of the Academic Board.
  4. A fellowship will only be awarded to an applicant who holds the degree of Doctor of Philosophy or who possesses such equivalent standing as may be approved by the Research Committee of the Sydney Medical School.
  5. The fellowships are tenable for one year in the first instance but, subject to satisfactory progress, may be renewed for a second and third year. Fellowships may not be renewed beyond the third year, and a Fellowship holder shall not be eligible for award of a new Helen and Robert Ellis Postdoctoral Research Fellowship on any subsequent occasion.
  6. The Fellowship can be appointed at Level B, Steps 1-3 only of the relevant University of Sydney salary scales. The Fellowship may not be held concurrently with any other fellowship award.

The Medical School reserves the right to not award the Fellowship should no applications of sufficient merit be received in any given year

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Henry Langley Postdoctoral Fellowship

Applications for this fellowship are now closed

In 1988 the University of Sydney established a postdoctoral award for research into the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis in accordance with the conditions of a bequest received from Mr Henry Langley in 1970. The Henry Langley Fellowship is available for postdoctoral research into rheumatoid arthritis at Sydney Medical School.

Conditions of Award

The Fellowship is awarded under the following conditions:

  1. The Fellowship shall be known as the Henry Langley Postdoctoral Fellowship
  2. The object of the Fellowship shall be to promote and encourage postdoctoral research into the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis in the Sydney Medical School at the University of Sydney
  3. The Fellowships shall be awarded by the Dean of Sydney Medical School on the recommendation of the Research Committee of the Medical School, on the basis of academic merit and the appropriateness of the proposed research. In selecting fellows, preference will be given to applicants who have already embarked on research careers in the area of rheumatoid arthritis, and for whom the award of the fellowship can be seen as a significant contribution to the further development of their careers. Therefore, while senior scientists are not precluded from applying, preference will be given to scientists at an earlier stage of their careers i.e. within five years of award of their PhD
  4. The Fellowship will only be awarded to an applicant who holds the degree of Doctor of Philosophy or equivalent, as may be approved by the Research Committee of the Sydney Medical School
  5. The Fellowship is tenable for one year with a possible renewal of a second and third year subject to budget and progress considerations.
  6. The successful applicant will be appointed at an appropriate level within the University of Sydney salary scale for Research Fellows, usually Level B. In addition, an appropriate clinical loading may be paid to eligible fellows. The Fellowship may not be held concurrently with any other award from the University of Sydney.
  7. Subject to verification of the expenses actually incurred, the Fellowship may be accompanied by a grant-in-aid up to $5,000 to cover approved items such as technical assistance, equipment and consumables.

The Medical School reserves the right to not award the Fellowship should no applications of sufficient merit be received in any given year

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Rolf Edgar Lake Postdoctoral Fellowship

This fellowship will not be offered in 2013, however may be offered in the future

The Rolf Edgar Lake Postdoctoral Fellowship was established to encourage and promote postdoctoral research in Sydney Medical School at the University of Sydney.

Conditions of Award

The Rolf Edgar Lake Postdoctoral Fellowship was established in 1978, and is awarded under the following conditions:

  1. The Fellowships shall be awarded by the Research Committee of Sydney Medical School on the basis of merit and the appropriateness of the proposed program. In selecting fellows, preference will be given to applicants who have already embarked on research careers, and for whom the award of the fellowship can be seen as a significant contribution to the further development of their careers. Therefore, while senior scientists are not precluded from applying, preference will be given to scientists at an earlier stage of their careers i.e. within five years of award of their PhD.
  2. The Fellowship will only be awarded to an applicant who holds the degree of Doctor of Philosophy or equivalent, as may be approved by the Research Committee of the Sydney Medical School
  3. The Fellowships are tenable for one year in the first instance but, subject to satisfactory progress, may be renewed for a second and third year. Fellowships may not be renewed beyond the third year, and Fellowship holders shall not be eligible for award of a new Rolf Edgar Lake Postdoctoral Fellowship on any subsequent occasion.
  4. The successful applicant will be appointed at an appropriate level within the University of Sydney salary scale for Research Fellows. Qualifying recipients shall also be paid an appropriate clinical loading. The Fellowships may not be held concurrently with any other award from the University of Sydney.
  5. Subject to verification of the expenses actually incurred, a Fellowship may be accompanied by a grant-in-aid up to $15,000 to cover approved items such as technical assistance, equipment and consumables.

The Medical School reserves the right to not award the Fellowship should no applications of sufficient merit be received in any given year

For any further information, please contact: