The Centre for Research Excellence (CRE) in the origins, outcomes and optimal management of polycystic ovary syndrome is offering a research part fellowship to researchers who are working in PCOS addressing the CRE research priority areas of:
The part fellowship of $50,000 is for a one year period, commencing 1 February 2018.
Funds cannot be used for project support
Applications open Wednesday 1st November 2017
Applications close Friday 1st December 2017
Successful applicant(s) notified by Friday 12th January 2018
To be eligible the applicant must:
- be a level A-D academic who is within 10 years of their PhD being awarded
- be employed by a University and supervised by or closely collaborating with a Chief Investigator or Associate Investigator of the CRE
- demonstrate funded research activity (fellowship funds cannot be used for project support) which aligns with the research activities of the Centre for Research Excellence in the Origins, Outcomes and Optimal Treatment of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome in any of the following topic areas:
- have submitted for an NHMRC fellowship in the most recent round (for funding commencing in 2018). The NHMRC fellowship application, together with a one page covering letter describing how the work aligns with the CRE and a copy of the outcome letter from the NHMRC review process will be used to assess applications.
- a Chief Investigator with the CRE
All applications will be assessed for alignment of the applicant’s research with the CRE research activities and the quality of the application. The NHMRC fellowship application ranking will be a key consideration. If more than one application is received with equal merit, the CRE Training Committee members will score these using the NHMRC scoring criteria.
Please see the NHMRC selection criteria and scoring matrix for more information
The decision of the CRE in PCOS Training Committee is final.
A CRE in PCOS Career Development Research Fellow is expected to work independently, with limited guidance or direction from more senior colleagues in establishing their research careers.
Activities expected include:
- Conduct of research either as a member of a team or independently.
- Presentation of research data at conferences and seminars.
- Production of or contribution to high quality research publications in peer-reviewed literature or through other appropriate forms of research dissemination (e.g. official government reports).
- Supervision of research support staff involved in the research.
- Guiding the research work of junior members of research staff in his/her research area.
- Co-supervision, or where appropriate supervision of major honours or postgraduate research projects within the field of research.
- Contribution to the preparation of, or where appropriate individual preparation of research proposal submissions to external funding bodies.
- Involvement in professional activities including attendance at conferences and seminars in the field of expertise, and contributions to policy development for government or professional bodies.
- Administrative functions primarily connected with their area of research.
- Occasional contributions to the teaching program within the field of the individual’s research.
- Attendance at meetings associated with research or the work of the organisational unit to which the research is connected.
- Co-financial management of grants.
Past Performance will normally include:
- Relevant PhD in health and medical disciplines.
- Research experience in health and medical disciplines.
- Evidence of original intellectual input into research.
- Research output (publications, conference papers, reports, professional or technical contributions) which provide evidence of research ability and potential for future development.
- Involvement in appropriate professional activities.
- Evidence of local and national recognition for research.
A final report must be completed and submitted to the CRE Training Committee by email to email@example.com within 6 months of completion of the funding period. The report should focus on achievements and expected outcomes of the project and will be published in the CRE quarterly newsletter and/ or the CRE website. A template will be provided.
How to apply
Submit to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 1st December 2017
- Your NHMRC fellowship application
- a copy of the outcome letter from the NHMRC review process
- a one page covering letter describing how the work aligns with the CRE research activities
- application cover sheet
Any queries concerning this research fellowship opportunity should be directed to:
Linda Downes – email email@example.com