The Macquarie University Research Fellowship (MQRF) Scheme – now open

23 Apr The Macquarie University Research Fellowship (MQRF) Scheme – now open

Macquarie University (Sydney, Australia) will offer up to 10 full-time Research Fellowship positions commencing in 2022. Fellowships will be awarded on a competitive basis and will be fixed-term for three years. Applicants must have been awarded their PhD on or after 1 March 2018, or submit their thesis on or before 26 August 2021 (or make a convincing case for early career researcher status). 

 MQRF22 applicants must either reside in Australia and have appropriate work rights (either be an Australian Permanent Resident or Citizen) OR if they are applying from overseas, they must have appropriate work rights for Australia already (returning Australian Permanent Resident/Citizen) and be able to get themselves back to Australia to commence no later than 30 June 2022 or they forfeit their MQRF. 

 If you have an interest in applying for a Fellowship in the 2022 round through Geography and Planning, Macquarie School of Social Sciences, please send:  

  1. Provisional project title and a brief (400-word) project description  
  2. Name of potential Sponsor 
  3. PhD award date (or thesis submission date if the PhD is not yet awarded). 
  4. CV, including a list of publications. Publications should be listed under the headings: books, book chapters, peer-reviewed journal articles and other. Your CV should also briefly detail any career interruptions since the award of your PhD. 

 To Dr Emily O’Gorman ( by Wednesday, 5 May 2021

If the School is able to sponsor your application, you will be notified by 12 May 2021. Sponsored applicants will then be invited to work with their sponsors to develop their formal Expressions of Interest which must be submitted to the University by 26 May 2021

Please note that this scheme is extremely competitive. In the past, successful candidates have had a strong publication track record and have demonstrated ability to win funding. 

It is also important that there is a good fit between the research interests of applicants and sponsors. For this reason, potential applicants are strongly advised to review the research profiles of potential sponsors from within Geography and Planning, Macquarie School of Social Sciences. These can be viewed via the Geography and Planning staff list at: 

Further information is available at the following link: 

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