2020 McKenzie Postdoctoral Fellowships

Critical Dates

Tuesday 16 March 2020
15:00 (AEST)

Expressions of Interest open (required)

Thursday 21 May 2020
15:00 (AEST)

Expressions of Interest close (required)

Thursday 21 May 2020
15:00 (AEST)

Eligibility Exemption Requests due

Thursday 16 July 2020
15:00 (AEST)

Full Applications close (for those invited to submit a full application)

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 between 1 January 2018 and 16 July 2020.

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

Expressions of Interest are NOW OPEN

Applicants must submit an Expression of Interest by the deadline above. McKenzie Postdoctoral Fellowships applications that have not gone through the Expression of Interest process will not be considered.

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

Key documents can be found on the University's central McKenzie Fellowship website.


For all enquiries relating to the McKenzie Postdoctoral Fellowships Program, contact fbe-research@unimelb.edu.au.