2019 McKenzie Postdoctoral Fellowships

Critical Dates

Monday 25 June 2018
9:00 am (AEST)

Applications open

Monday 23 July 2018
11:59 pm (AEST)

Expression of Interest deadline

Wednesday 1 August 2018
11:59 pm (AEST)

Eligibility Exemption Requests deadline

Friday 7 September 2018
11:59 pm (AEST)

Applications close

Program Overview

The McKenzie Postdoctoral Fellowships Program has been established to attract outstanding recent doctoral graduates to the University. The Fellowship Scheme aims to recruit new researchers who have the potential to build and lead cross-disciplinary collaborative research activities inside and across faculties. All applicants should promote research that aligns with the Research at Melbourne initiative.

Applicants must have been awarded a PhD from a university other than the University of Melbourne by the closing date. The PhD must have been awarded no earlier than 1 January 2016.

At the time of application, applicants must not have held, or be holding, a fixed-term or continuing academic appointment at the University of Melbourne that is greater than one year. Where applicants have held multiple back-to-back fixed-term appointments, these should not be more than one year in total.


The University will fund the Fellowships for a three year appointment commencing at Level A6 in the University salary band plus superannuation. Fellows will receive an additional $25,000 to be spent on project costs over the term of their Fellowship.

Expression of Interest

Applicants must submit an Expression of Interest to fbe-research@unimelb.edu.au by Monday, 23 July 2018. McKenzie Postdoctoral Fellowships applications that have not gone through the Expression of Interest process will not be considered.

Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their Expression of Interest by Friday, 10 August 2018. If you are invited to complete a full application, a member of the FBE Research Development team  will provide assistance throughout the application process, including an application review.

Supporting Documents

2019 Expression of Interest Form

2019 Funding Guidelines

2019 Application Form

2019 Eligibility Exemption Form

2019 Frequently Asked Questions


For all enquiries relating to the McKenzie Postdoctoral Fellowships Program, contact Sarah Graham from the FBE Research Development Team.