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MQ Research Fellowships

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Aim The purpose of the Macquarie University Research Fellowships (MQRF) Scheme is to support researchers within three years of the award of their PhD who have an outstanding track record (relative to opportunity) and/or who show evidence of excellent research potential.  The Scheme provides an incubation period for early career researchers to allow them to increase their competitive edge in securing research funding from non-University sources.  In addition, the Scheme aims to enhance the research capabilities of existing and emerging areas of research strength at Macquarie University.

Up to ten full-time Research Fellowships commencing in 2016 will be awarded on a competitive basis, and will be tenurable for three years. The salary range for the Fellowship will be awarded at  step 6, 7 or 8 of Level A of the Academic Salary Scale, plus annual leave loading and 17% employer superannuation. These salary levels will be adjusted in line with movements in the Academic Salary Scale. Salaries above the range A6-A8 cannot be supported by the Fellowship however supplementation by the Host Department may be negotiated.

Faculty Processes

The Faculties have their own approval and review processes for grants under this scheme. They may also have deadlines for submission of draft applications that are earlier than the Research Office deadlines. Please ensure that you contact your Faculty, as early as possible, for information on process and deadlines. Faculty contacts:

Faculty of Arts

Faculty of Business and Economics
Ph 9850 8485 (x8485), Faculty Research Manager, Ms Kerry Todd-Smith

Faculty of Human Sciences
Ph 9850 8073 (x8073), Faculty Research Manager, Mr Colm Halbert

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Ph 9850 2788 (x2788), Faculty Research Manager, Dr Kyle Ratinac

Faculty of Science and Engineering
Ph 9850 8912 (x8912), Faculty Research Manager, Ms Irina Zakoshanski

MGSM Research Office 
Ph 9850 7732 (x7732), Research Office Executive, Mrs Kerry Daniel

Key Dates

Expression of Interest (EoI) Key Dates:
Opening Date: Wednesday 6 May 2015
Faculty Deadlines: Science & Engineering - Monday 25 May 2015, 5pm. All other Faculties - Wednesday 27 May 2015, 5pm
Closing Date: Wednesday 10 June 2015, 5pm (AEST)
Outcomes Expected: Wednesday 22 July 2015

Full Proposal (by invitation only) Key Dates:
Opening Date: Wednesday 22 July 2015
Faculty Deadline: Consult your FRM as this will be earlier than the RO closing date
Closing Date: Wednesday 19 August 2015, 5pm (AEST)
Sponsor & HoD Reports Due: Wednesday 26 August 2015, 5pm (AEST)
Independent Reviewer Reports Due: Monday 14 September 2015
Outcomes Expected: Mid October 2015


Expression of Interest (EoI) Documents:

EoI Funding Rules 

EoI Application Form 

Full Proposal Stage Documents:

Full Proposal Funding Rules 

MQ Application Coversheet (Full Proposals Only)

Contacts Andrew Burton-Bradley
Research Proposals Officer
Research Office
Ph:+61 2 9850 4462