Early to Mid-Career Research Fellowship Funded by the Mark Hughes Foundation

$500,000 over 3 years

Applications clode 5pm Monday 17 February 2020

The HMRI Early to Mid-Career Research Fellowship Scheme funded by the Mark Hughes Foundation has been established to stimulate research activity in Brain Cancer and support outstanding clinicians, early and mid-career researchers to further their research career.

This Fellowship is generously funded by The Mark Hughes Foundation from the 2019 Beanie for Brain Cancer NRL campaign.

Applications are invited from people working in a clinical or pre-clinical environment, with less than 15 years post-PhD or equivalent Doctoral qualification, currently employed by an employer based in Australia.

It is anticipated that applicants will be employed as a research academic or clinical research fellow with an Australian university, local health district or medical research institute. Clinical research fellows will have a clinical load not exceeding 0.4 full-time equivalent (FTE); whilst research academic fellows will contribute to teaching and supervision within the host group’s School/Faculty on an agreed basis not exceeding 25% of a normal teaching load on a pro rata basis.

The successful fellow would be strongly encouraged to collaborate with existing Mark Hughes Foundation funding recipients from previous fellowship and project funding rounds.

The Fellowship will be awarded via an open and competitive process.

A maximum of $500,000 over three years will be awarded, which includes a Fellowship (salary and on costs) and Research Support Grant:

  • The successful candidate will be awarded a Fellowship salary of up to $425,000 in total, over a three (3) year period as a Fellowship not less than 0.6FTE (averaging $140,000 per year). Should an applicant’s salary over the three (3) years be less than the $425,000, these funds can be added to the research support grant available as part of the Fellowship.
  • The successful candidate will also receive an annual research support grant of no less than $25,000 per annum over three (3) years to cover research project costs for the duration of the Fellowship.
  • Applicants will be asked to complete a budget within the Application Form detailing how the salary (including on costs) and the research support grant will be utilised for the duration of the Fellowship.

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Submissions for the NRL Beanie for Brain Cancer Fellowship will be managed via the HMRI Grants Online portal. To commence an application please download and complete the Word application form.

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Once complete, please click here to log into HMRI Grants Online and complete the application.

Full eligibility and selection criteria and submission instructions are available in the Guidelines.

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