Fellowships

MS Research Australia Postdoctoral Fellowship

Aim: The MS Research Australia Postdoctoral Fellowship provides salary support for early career researchers working in the field of MS.
Funding Details: The duration of the MS Research Australia Postdoctoral Fellowship is typically three years. Typical Grant-in-Aid amount is $40,000-$70,000 per year. 
Eligibility: Applicants must be Australian or New Zealand citizens undertaking research at an Australian research institution. Applicants must have been awarded their PhD within the last 6 years (consideration will also be given to final year PhD students).
Deadline: Applications close 5 May 2017

Important Note: In order to increase your chances of funding please also consider applying for a NHMRC Early Career or Career Development award (There is no automatic routeing of applications between funding bodies).

Macquarie Group Foundation Paired Senior Research Fellow/Practitioner Fellow Program

Aim: To facilitate cutting-edge clinical research by funding a Senior Research Fellow and research time for a Practitioner Fellow (SRF/PF) to collaborate on a shared program of research that will accelerate translation of research outcomes into clinical practice. Within the 3-year period of the grant, identify or validate at least one intervention that will significantly improve the lives of people with MS and demonstrate significant progress towards clinical translation and/or implementation of an intervention.
Funding details: Overall maximum total of pro-rated $250,000 per annum for 3 years. Typically with split of up to $143,000 for the Senior Research Fellow (SRF) full-time, and up to $100,000 Clinical Practitioner Fellow CPF) part-time.  
Application opening date: April 10 
Closing date: May 22 (including receipt of external referee letters)

 

MS Research Australia / NHMRC Betty Cuthbert Fellowship

Aim: The four-year MS Research Australia / NHMRC Betty Cuthbert Fellowship provides salary support for researchers working in MS research in the areas of biomedical, clinical, public health or health services.
Funding Details: The successful applicant/s will be co-funded by the NHMRC and MS Research Australia. Applicants should refer to the NHMRC Early Career Fellowship Funding Rules for current salary packages and allowances.
Eligibility: Applicants should refer to the NHMRC Early Career Fellowship Funding Rules for eligibility requirements. Please note if you have submitted a MS Research Australia Postdoctoral Fellowship application form you may be considered by MS Research Australia for a possible co-funding opportunity if you complete a separate fellowship application to the NHMRC for an Early Career Fellowship and have selected MS Research Australia co-funding in your NHMRC application. There is no automatic routeing of applications between MS Research Australia and the NHMRC so applications to both must be completed. See above for closing dates.
Deadline: (1) NHMRC applications close 1 March 2017 (2) MS Research Australia applications close 05 May 2017

MS Research Australia-NHMRC TRIP Fellowship

Aim: MS Research Australia partners with the NHMRC to offer this Fellowship to health care professionals working towards the provision of evidence-based treatment and care of people with MS. NHMRC TRIP Fellowships provide support for health care professionals (e.g. medical specialists, general practitioners, public health practitioners, physiotherapists, nurses, midwives, radiologists, and other allied health providers), health care personnel (health service managers, hospital department leaders, clinical trial managers) health systems and health policy makers to translate evidence into health care and public health improvements.
Funding Details: This two-year part-time Fellowship provides the opportunity to undertake a practical project and to develop a leadership role in the uptake and implementation of evidence in the care and treatment of MS. The successful candidate will be granted salary support of $66,455 pa (based on $132,911/annum FTE); and $20,000 pa for the professional development in leadership and implementation science training allowance. In addition, the successful candidate may receive up to $30,000/annum project support and/or up to $20,000/annum for salary 'top-up' from MS Research Australia through NHMRC.
Eligibility: Applicants should refer to the TRIP Fellowship Funding Rules for eligibility requirements. Eligible applicants should select MS Research Australia co-funding in their NHMRC application.
Deadline: Application through NHMRC only. Closing date 31 May 2017

Important Note: Changes have recently been made to this scheme and prospective applicants are advised to visit the NHMRC TRIP Fellowship website for further information and to review the funding rules and application guidelines. Note applications MUST be submitted to the NHMRC only.