Fellowship

In celebration of its 10th anniversary, the program is proud to launch the Club Melbourne Fellowship.

The objective of the Club Melbourne Fellowship is to support the next generation of Melbourne’s research leaders and potential future Club Melbourne Ambassadors.

The Club Melbourne Fellowship delivers community benefits through education, networking and collaboration.

Congratulations to the 2016 Fellowship winner, Associate Professor Sarah Spencer of RMIT University.

View the 2016 Club Melbourne Fellowship Finalists here. 

One fellowship is available annually for a Victorian based mid-career researcher, including the following:   

  • Invitations to attend all of Club Melbourne’s main events for that year.
  • The opportunity to present research at the End of Year Club Melbourne event.
  • Promotion to the exclusive Club Melbourne network including profiling of the Fellow on the Club Melbourne website and in an issue of the Club Melbourne newsletter.
  • Funding of $10,000 to support costs for research that must include but is not limited to attendance of an international conference specifically for enabling access to a program of research.
  • Awarded at the Club Melbourne Anniversary Dinner.

Applications are managed by the Research Office from each university or research institution. The Research Offices are permitted to submit a maximum of one submission and these applications will make the finalists group. The Fellowship finalists will be offered the opportunity to attend the Club Melbourne Anniversary Dinner, and have their profiles promoted via a press release and directly to the exclusive network. 

Eligibility

To qualify for consideration for the 2017 Club Melbourne Fellowship, applicants must be:

  • Within 5-10 years from conferral of PhD or with career disruptions within 15 years from conferral of PhD.
  • Applying for funds to support costs for research that must include but is not limited to attendance of an international conference specifically for enabling access to a program of research.
  • An Australian citizen or permanent resident of Australia.
  • A current Victorian resident and currently affiliated with a Victorian university or research institute (adjunct/honorary status is not eligible).

Judging Criteria

Applications will be assessed based on the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated research excellence through academic achievements, significance and impact of research, awards, publications, and links with Government policy.
  • Demonstrated characteristics of interdisciplinary collaboration, community engagement or support, leadership, and initiative.
  • How attendance at the identified international conference and proposed research would enhance career progression.

More Information

For more information on the fellowship including how to apply, the judging process, the requirements and terms and conditions, please refer to the Club Melbourne Fellowship Application Guide.

For more information on the 2016 Club Melbourne Fellowship Finalists, click here

Club Melbourne will only accept one application per Victorian university or research institute submitted by the Research Offices. Individual applications will not be accepted. Please contact your Research Office for more information on how and when to submit your application form and supporting documents.

Application Guide Application Form





Key Dates

15 August 2016  2016 Fellow announced at Club Melbourne Anniversary Dinner
1 September 2016 - 31 August 2017 Term of the 2016 Club Melbourne Fellowship
 September 2016  Applications open
 31 March 2017  Applications close
 April 2017  Judging term
 May 2017  Finalists announced
16 June 2017  2017 Fellow announced at Club Melbourne Anniversary Dinner

Contact

For more information on the Club Melbourne Ambassador Program and the 2017 Club Melbourne Fellowship, please contact Club Melbourne on cmap@mcec.com.au.

For more information on the application process within your university or research institute, please contact the Research Office directly.