Fellowship schemes provide opportunities for RMH to foster medical research, investing in the highest quality researchers and most innovative projects.

Fellowship schemes at the RMH

Fellowships provide a vehicle for advanced training in health and medical research at the Royal Melbourne Hospital.

The RMH Margaret Henderson Women in Research Fellowship & The RMH Fight Cancer Foundation Fay Duncan Women in Research Fellowship

While the benefits of research have accrued to all people, the opportunity to do research has been limited for women and yet female clinicians are highly represented in the healthcare workforce. To address the gender balance in research we launched this program to create opportunities for young female scientists and clinicians to undertake research as part of their careers. The $50,000 prize will enable the recipient to carry out further research in their area of expertise. The RMH Fight Cancer Foundation Fay Duncan Women in Research Fellowship supports applications in the area of blood cancer research.

The RMH Allan Watt and Chris Geyer Oncology Fellowship

The aim of this fellowship is to provide funding support to mid-career clinicians to undertake research in the areas of liver or colorectal oncology and brain oncology. In the 2021 round priority will be given to brain cancer research projects. The two-year fellowship valued at up to $160,000 covers salary and/or direct research costs. One RMH Allan Watt and Chris Geyer Oncology Fellowship will be awarded in the 2021 grant round.

The RMH DW Keir Fellowship in Medical Research

The aim of this prestigious fellowship is to provide an outstanding Australian researcher with the opportunity to undertake research within the RMH. The two-year Fellowship valued at up to $175,000 covers salary and/or direct research costs. One RMH DW Keir Fellowship will be awarded in the 2021 grant round. This Fellowship is open to clinicians and scientists.

Important notice to applicants of the cancelled 2020 Women in Research Fellowship schemes

Researchers who applied to the Women in Research schemes will need to submit new applications to the Research Fellowship schemes. We regret to advise that the SmartyGrants platform did not have the capacity to update the edits required for the Fellowship round and keep the integrity of the data in your previous application. Hence a whole new submission is required. Note however, that some applicants may now be eligible for additional schemes added to the Fellowship application form.

Essential reading and funding documentation

Important dates

Applications open9:00 AM, Monday 9 August 2021
Closing date for submissions12:00 AM (midnight), Monday 13 September 2021
Notification of outcome30 November 2021

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