Early Career Researcher Support Schemes

The Sydney Medical School has a number of schemes aimed to assist Early Career Researchers (ECRs). Information on each of these schemes, including guidelines and application forms are included below.

Please note that to apply for these schemes you will need to do so through the combined application form, noting eligibility guidelines and requirements for each scheme may differ.If you intend to apply for more than one scheme (where applicable) only one application form is required.

To ensure that you receive communications targeted to ECRs please login to the Research Profiles Management database, under Profile Page select Themes/Keywords/Approaches and select "yes" for Early Career Researcher.

Early Career Researcher & New Staff Grants Scheme

The University of Sydney Medical School's Early Career Research/New Staff grants scheme will be offered for funding in 2014.

Applications are now closed

Guidelines (PDF)

Application Form (PDF)

In line with its commitment to focus resources on the support of early career researchers and new staff members, Sydney Medical School is calling for applications for research grants of up to $25,000 for one year from eligible early career researchers or staff who are new to the Sydney Medical School. These grants are intended to be investments in people and pilot projects that are likely to lead to major funding returns.

Early career researchers are considered to be those who were awarded their PhD no more than 7 years ago and hold an academic appointment up to and including Level B.

New staff are researchers holding positions of Level C and below who have been employed by the University of Sydney for less than 2 years at the closing date for applications.

These grants are directed explicitly to these 2 groups of researchers rather than established researchers and those with existing grant funding.

Early Career Researcher PhD Scholarships

The University of Sydney Medical School's Early Career Researcher PhD Scholarships will be offered for funding in 2014.

Applications are now closed

Guidelines (PDF)

Application Form (PDF)

This is an internally funded scheme for members of the Sydney Medical School (SMS) and provides scholarship funding for PhD candidates for up to a period of three years in the first instance.

These scholarships, of up to $25,640 per annum for an initial period of three years, are intended to provide a means for Early Career Researchers (ECRs) to be able to recruit and provide scholarship funding to PhD candidates where they may not have otherwise been able to do so. In addition to a student stipend, a small amount of direct research funding would be awarded with each scholarship to the value of $5000 per year for an initial period of three years.

These scholarships are directed explicitly for students supervised by ECRs, to be considered an Early Career Researcher under this scheme the supervisor must be within ten (10) years post-notification of award of PhD as of closing date and hold an academic appointment with the Sydney Medical School up to and including Level C at the date of application.

The ECR will make the application for scholarship on the candidate’s behalf, noting the eligibility for both supervisors and candidates. Only one award can be made to a nominated supervisor. Applications can be made for both domestic and international candidates, although international applicants must have demonstrated capacity to pay tuition fees and other incidental costs which are not covered by this scheme.

The Professor Tony Basten Fellowship

The Professor Tony Basten Fellowship will be offered for funding in 2014.

Applications are now closed

Guidelines (PDF)

Application Form (PDF)

The Professor Tony Basten Fellowship has been established through a bequest of the late Dr Peter Valese to the Sydney Medical School Foundation. It is awarded as a grant-in-aid to a postdoctoral fellow for research into medical genetics and molecular biology.

These grants of up to $50,000 per year are to promote and encourage postdoctoral research in medical genetics and molecular biology. The grants are directed explicitly at Early Career Researchers.

To be considered an early career researcher under this scheme the applicant must have been awarded her/his PhD in 2006 or since and hold a salaried academic appointment with the Sydney Medical School up to and including Level B at the date of application.

Inquiries regarding the above schemes


Office of Research and Research Training
Sydney Medical School

Outcomes

Outcomes of for these schemes will be announced after the ARC/NHMRC grants round outcomes are known. They will be published at ECR/new staff grants - Outcomes