McKenzie Postdoctoral Fellowships Scheme, The University Of Melbourne, Australia

Expires on: 06/14/2024


McKenzie Postdoctoral Fellowships scheme is the University of Melbourne’s flagship postdoctoral development program that contributes to research excellence and builds the capability of high calibre scholars at the pivotal early career stage. The fellowship is a period of concentrated research time that enables outstanding early career researchers to strengthen their research, generate new projects and collaborations, develop research leadership capabilities, and contribute to the broader research objectives of the University.

Applicants must identify an Academic Contact to support their application, and the Academic Contact must complete and submit the Endorsement Declaration (Using the template available under the  ‘supporting documents’ section below).

Applicants with a PhD from the University of Melbourne are now eligible to apply to this scheme.


The University of Melbourne will award up to 16 postdoctoral fellowships for commencement in 2025 to outstanding postdoctoral researchers working in any research field of interest to the University and its faculties.


  • Applicants for 2025 must have been awarded a PhD in any discipline from a university in any country, including Australia and the University of Melbourne.
  • Applicants should have completed the requirements for the award of their degree no earlier than 1 February 2021.
  • Applicants must be able to commence their fellowship by 30 June 2025.
  • Applicants must not have previously held and completed a McKenzie or Melbourne Postdoctoral Fellowship.
  •  Applicants must not have outstanding Progress Reports or Final Reports from any other University of Melbourne researcher development scheme.

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