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University of Sydney Fellowships

Flagship postdoctoral research fellowships

The University of Sydney Fellowships allow outstanding postdocs to conduct innovative, multidisciplinary work at one of the world’s top 45 research universities.*

2019 applications now closed

We encourage applications from any discipline or research area. Recipients are able to work with our leading faculties, schools and centres as well as with one of our 10 whole-of-university multidisciplinary initiatives that are focused on some of the greatest challenges of our time.

A total of 10 three-year fellowships will be awarded for 2019. Recipients will receive a $98,940 per annum base salary, up to 17 percent superannuation (pension fund), a $25,000 research grant, four weeks annual leave per year (plus generous leave loading) and return airfares to relocate to Sydney. A $30,000 bonus grant will also be awarded if fellows receive an external fellowship in the first two years of their fellowship.

Recipients will also become lifetime members of the Sydney Society of Fellows, the first society of its kind in Australia, which epitomises our commitment to groundbreaking research and scholarship.

2019 Fellowship applications closed on 19 August 2018. 

We want to support the next generation of research leaders to fulfil their potential and contribute to positive societal change.
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Duncan Ivison

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