Tuesday 8 May 2012

The Macquarie University Research Fellowship (MQRF) Scheme

The Macquarie University Research Fellowship (MQRF) Scheme is now open for formal Expressions of Interest.

About the Scheme:
MQ will offer up to seven full-time Research Fellowship positions commencing in 2013, one of which will be dedicated to an Australian Indigenous Researcher. Fellowships will be awarded on a competitive basis and will be fixed-term for three years. Applicants must have been awarded their PhD on or after 1 March 2009, or submit their thesis by 29 August 2012 (or make a convincing case for early career researcher status). Any intending applicants for this scheme must discuss their Expression of Interest with their Fellowship Sponsor and work closely with them during its development.

For full details please read the Expression of Interest (EOI) Funding Rules 2013 and EOI Template, which are attached and will also be available on the Research Office website soon; you will be able to access them by clicking on ‘Macquarie University Research Fellowships Scheme (MQRF)’ at:

Faculty Review Process
The MQRF scheme is very competitive and only 20% of the applicants who submit an expression of interest will be invited to submit a full application. So this year we are asking all potential MQRF applicants to email the Faculty Research Office at regarding their Intention to Apply by 5 pm on Wednesday, 16 May 2012, including the following:
·     name and contact details

·     CV, including a list of publications

·     name of the academic who has agreed to sponsor them

·     working title of project

The Associate Dean Research and members of the Faculty Research Committee will review each submission and assess whether the applicant's track record means they are competitive. Applicants will be advised of the outcome of this review process within 5 working days of submitting their Intention to Apply.

MQRF Information Seminar
We are also arranging an information seminar for potential MQRF applicants and their sponsors. All intending applicants and their Sponsors are encouraged to attend.

When:              Tuesday, 8 May 2012
Time:               10 to 11 am
Location:         E6A102
Chair:              A/Prof. Mark Wiggins
Presenters:       A/Prof. Amanda Barnier, A/Prof. Robyn Langdon, and other panel members
Topic:              MQ Research Fellowship Scheme

All welcome – no RSVP required

Faculty Deadlines:
Intention to Apply (see above): due at by 5 pm on Wednesday 16 May.

Complete, good quality DRAFT Expressions of Interest: due at by 5 pm on Wednesday, 30 May. Please email them by the deadline to ensure that you have time to incorporate feedback from review and compliance checks prior to the final Central Research Office deadline of Wednesday, 13 June 2012.

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