University of Sydney Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Scheme

The University of Sydney Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Scheme is now open. These Fellowships allow outstanding researchers within 1-6 years of the award of their PhD to undertake research in any Department or School at the University of Sydney. In past years, preference has been given to non-University of Sydney PhDs with outstanding research track records. These are highly competitive and, as a general guide, applicants within the humanities and social sciences are expected to have one book, with a second book in progress, and/or a series of prominent refereed journal articles in the top peer-reviewed journals within their discipline.

Further information about the scheme can be found on the following web page:

http://sydney.edu.au/research_support/funding/sydney/postdoctoral_fellowship.shtml

Intending applicants must obtain an endorsement by the Head of the School for their host department. To begin the endorsement process, an Expression of Interest must be completed and sent to me, in my capacity as Associate Dean of Research, by 26 August 2011 . A meeting will then be held with the Heads of School to review all expressions of interest and determine which applications will receive endorsement.