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Sydney Society of Fellows

The Sydney Society of Fellows was the first of its kind in Australia
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The society epitomises our commitment to research and scholarship of the highest calibre.

University of Sydney Fellowships aim to attract outstanding early-career researchers who contribute to and enhance our research strengths and culture.

We recruit 10 new fellows every year who are selected internationally, on the basis of merit and potential.

Recipients of University of Sydney fellowships receive a full salary and a significant research allowance for the first three years, and become lifetime members of the Sydney Society of Fellows.

Fellows are affiliated with a faculty and a centre relevant to their expertise.

Applying for a fellowship

Applications are encouraged from any discipline, faculty or research area.

A particular objective of the 2017 round is to attract talented recent doctoral graduates who can contribute to our whole-of-university multidisciplinary initiatives. They include:

  • the Charles Perkins Centre
  • the Brain and Mind Centre
  • the Australian Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology
  • the China Studies Centre
  • the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre
  • the Cancer Research Network
  • the Sydney Environment Institute
  • the Marie Bashir Institute for Infectious Diseases and Biosafety
  • the Sydney Centre for Translational Data Science.

Sydney Society of Fellows

Xianghai An

School of Aerospace, Mechatronic and Mechanical Engineering

Fellowship Year: 2014

+61 2 9351 8608

+61 2 9351 7060

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Dr Karina Aveyard

Media and Communications
Fellowship Year: 2015
+61 2 9351 3284

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Dr Thomas Bourguignon

School of Biological Sciences
Fellowship Year: 2015
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Dr Mohammad Choucair

School of Chemistry
Fellowship Year: 2013

+61 2 9351 5843

+61 2 9351 3329

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Dr Theerthankar Das

Infectious Diseases and Immunology, Sydney Medical School 
Fellowship Year: 2015

Dr Ros Gloag

School of Biological Sciences
Fellowship Year: 2014
+61 2 9351 2267

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Dr Catherine Ingram

Sydney Conservatorium of Music
Fellowship Year: 2014 
+61 2 9351 1235

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Dr Wendy Imlach

Fellowship Year: 2013

+61 2 9351 4897

Dr Jennifer Kent

Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning
Fellowship Year: 2015
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Dr Julie Leask

School of Public Health, Sydney Medical School
Fellowship Year: 2012
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Dr Maïa Ponsonnet

School of Literature, Arts and Media, Linguistics Department
Fellowship Year: 2016
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Dr Nic Scott

School of Physics/Sydney Institute for Astronomy
Fellowship Year: 2015
T: +61 2 9114 2158


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Dr Chris F Wright

Discipline of Work and Organisational Studies, University of Sydney Business School
Fellowship Year: 2014
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Pengyi Yang

Faculty of Science, School of Mathematics and Statistics
Fellowship Year: 2015

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