Find Postdoctoral Fellowships

Division of Research

UNSW welcomes applications from outstanding Australian and international early and mid-career researchers who are able to build capacity in areas of research strength.  There are currently around 600 Postdoctoral Researchers at UNSW - their contributions and research performance are a key component of UNSW’s research strategy.

We are committed to providing a world-class environment, resources and support to assist Postdoctoral Researchers to develop as independent researchers and achieve their research and career goals.

The Postdoctoral Fellowships listed below are supported by a range of Australian Government agencies, research organisations and some international agencies who support fellowships in Australia.

Applicants who are interested in applying for any of the fellowships at UNSW should check the closing dates, and contact the relevant Head of School to ensure that appropriate space and resources are available to support the fellowship if successful.

Australian Agency Sponsored Fellowships

 Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering (Career Researcher Fellowship)
 Australian Respiratory Council (Postdoctoral Fellowship)
 Cancer Institute of NSW (Early Career Researcher, Clinical Research Fellowships)
 Centre for Integrated Research of Understanding of Sleep (Postdoc, Clinical Res Fellowships)
 Heart Foundation (Postdoctoral, Career Development Fellowships)
 Human Frontier Science Program (Postdoctoral Fellowships)
 Leukaemia Foundation (Postdoctoral, Senior Research Fellowships)
 Macular Degeneration Foundation (Research Fellowship)
 Motor Neurone Disease Research Institute of Australia (Postdoctoral Fellowship)
 Multiple Sclerosis Australia (Postdoctoral Fellowship)
 National Breast Cancer Foundation (Postdoctoral, Early Career Fellowships)
 Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia
 Science and Industry Endowment Fund (SIEF) (Postdoctoral Fellowships)
 ANZ Trusts (Various Fellowships)
 Thoracic Society of Australia and NZ

Sponsored Fellowships for International Applicants

EU: FP7 Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowships (IOF) (Postdoctoral Fellowships)
EU: Max Weber Fellowships (Early Career Fellowships)
EU: Jean Monet Postdoctoral Fellowships (Postdoctoral Fellowships)
Germany: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (Postdoctoral Fellowships)
Japan: Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (Postdoctoral Fellowships)
Switzerland: Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships (Postdoctoral Fellowships)
USA: National Science Foundation International Research Fellowship Program (Postdoctoral Fellowships)
USA: American Health Assistance Foundation (AHAF)  (Postdoctoral Fellowships)