Early Career Researcher Support Schemes

The Sydney Medical School has a number of schemes aimed at assisting Early Career Researchers (ECRs). Information on each of these schemes, including the guidelines and application form, are available below.

To apply for these schemes you will need to use the combined application form. If you wish to apply for more than one scheme, only one application form is required. Note that the eligibility guidelines and requirements may differ for each scheme.

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

Early Career Researcher and New Staff Grants Scheme

The University of Sydney Medical School's Early Career Researcher and New Staff grants scheme will be offered for funding in 2015.

In line with its commitment to focus resources on the support of early career researchers and new staff members, Sydney Medical School offers research grants of up to $25,000 for one year for 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 in 2007 or later, and hold an academic appointment up to and including Level B.

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

These grants are targeted specifically at these two groups of researchers, rather than established researchers and those with existing grant funding.

Applications are now open and will close on Monday 17 November 2014

Guidelines (PDF)

Application Form (PDF)

Early Career Researcher PhD Scholarships

The University of Sydney Medical School's Early Career Researcher PhD Scholarships will be offered for funding in 2015.

This is an internally funded scheme for members of the Sydney Medical School 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 recruit and provide scholarship funding to PhD candidates where they may not have otherwise been able to do so. In addition to the stipend, direct research funding of $5000 per year for an initial period of three years will be awarded.

These scholarships are specifically for students supervised by ECRs. To be considered an ECR under this scheme, the applicant must have been awarded her/his PhD in 2007 or later and hold a Level A, B or C academic appointment with the Sydney Medical School at the closing date for applications.

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

Applications are now open and will close on Monday 17 November 2014

Guidelines (PDF)

Application Form (PDF)

The Professor Tony Basten Fellowship

The Professor Tony Basten Fellowship will be offered for funding in 2015.

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 directed explicitly at Early Career Researchers (ECRs).

To be considered an ECR under this scheme, the applicant must have been awarded her/his PhD in 2007 or later and hold a salaried academic appointment with the Sydney Medical School up to and including Level B at the date of application.

Applications are now open and will close on Monday 17 November 2014

Guidelines (PDF)

Application Form (PDF)

Inquiries regarding the above schemes


Office of Research and Research Training
Sydney Medical School

Outcomes

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