Fellowship Program

The Centre for Market Design (CMD) conducts research in market design and associated academic disciplines and applies modern microeconomic theory to public policy problems.

The Fellowship Program is designed to increase awareness and improve capabilities in market design in the public service. Selection of the Fellow is based on policy project proposals employing a market design approach, submitted by candidates and chosen by the CMD Directors.

The benefits of the proposed Fellowship Program include capability building in research; training in the application of market design to policy problems; improved links between public servants and the CMD; and the creation of new solutions to specific public policy problems.

During the term of the program, the selected candidate will be appointed Fellow of the University of Melbourne.


The public service  candidate will spend as much time as possible at the CMD, University of Melbourne. A Victorian candidate will be based full time at the CMD, University of Melbourne.


Up to six months.


Candidates are to submit: 1) a one-page project proposal to apply a market design approach to a specific policy problem developed by the candidate 2) a CV 3) two letters of recommendation.


Fellowship candidates will:

* Frame the proposed policy project as a market design problem

* Present seminars on the project at the University, Commonwealth and/or Victoria

* Contribute to one ongoing CMD project

* Complete a skill development program in market design.


Apply now by emailing cmd-enquiries@unimelb.edu.au.