Australian Research Fellowship is offered by Macquarie University for international students in Australia. The scheme offers up to ten full-time research fellowships for the programme commencing in 2017.

The purpose of the Macquarie University Research Fellowships (MQRF) Scheme is to support researchers within three years of the award of their PhD who have an outstanding track record (relative to opportunity) and/or who show evidence of excellent research potential.

Macquarie University is a public research university based in Sydney, Australia, in the suburb of Macquarie Park. Founded in 1964 by the New South Wales Government, it was the third university to be established in the metropolitan area of Sydney.

Deadline :
  • Arts and MGSM: 5 May 2017,
  • Science and Engineering and Human Sciences: 10 May 2017,
  • Business and Economics and Medicine and Health Sciences:17 May 2017
  • Closing Date: 24 May 2017, 5pm (AEST)
    (NB: Faculty closing dates are earlier and applications that have not received Faculty approval will not be accepted)
Study in : Australia
Providers : Macquarie University
Course Level : Research fellowship
Field of Study : All subjects

Scholarship Awards:

The salary range for the Fellowship will be awarded at step 6, 7 or 8 of Level A of the Academic Salary Scale, plus annual leave loading and 17% employer superannuation. These salary levels will be adjusted in line with movements in the Academic Salary Scale. Salaries above the range A6-A8 cannot be supported by the Fellowship, however supplementation by the host Department may be negotiated.

Number of Scholarships: Up to ten full-time Research Fellowships commencing in 2017 will be awarded on a competitive basis, and will be tenurable for three years.


Applicants must meet the following area for these fellowships:

  • Applicants are eligible only if their PhD was awarded on or after 1 March 2014, or will be submitted on or before 7 August 2017. The Fellowship cannot commence until the PhD has been awarded, which must be by 30 June 2018.
  • If a successful applicant is not an Australian citizen and does not have permanent resident status, s/he must obtain the necessary visa from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection before taking up the Fellowship. Please note that relocation and visa costs are not covered by the MQRF scheme; they are the responsibility of the Host Department.
  • Fellows must be in full-time attendance at Macquarie University for the entire term of
  • the Fellowship, with the exception of approved field work and travel.
  • Applicants who were/are PhD candidates at Macquarie University, or who have had full-time, part-time, or casual employment at Macquarie University since the beginning of 2015, must make a case for why it is appropriate for them to continue or recommence their research career at Macquarie University.


Australian and international students can apply for these scholarships.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Applicants must have master’s degree.

Test Requirement: No

English Language Requirement: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

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