Introducing the Fellowship
The Club Melbourne Fellowship is designed to support the next generation of Melbourne’s research leaders and potential future Club Melbourne Ambassadors.

It aims to deliver community benefits through education, networking and collaboration.
2018 Club Melbourne Fellows
Congratulations to Dr Eric Chow and Dr Tamsyn Van Rheenen, who have been appointed Co-Fellows for 2018. The quality of submissions in 2018 was incredibly high, with the judges unable to separate these leading two candidates. The Co-Fellows both receive the $10,000 funding for their research projects and full access to the Program.
A Fellowship is available annually for a Victorian based mid-career researcher, and includes:

- Attendance at Club Melbourne's exclusive annual events
- The opportunity to present their research to Ambassadors
- Promotion across the Club Melbourne network
- Funding of $10,000 to support costs for research, that must include but is not limited to attendance of an international conference specifically for enabling access to a program of research
- Award presentation at Anniversary Dinner
To qualify for the Club Melbourne Fellowship, applicants must be:

- Within 5 years from conferral of PhD or with career disruptions* within 10 years from conferral of PhD,
- Applying for funds to support costs for research that must include but is not limited to attendance at an international conference specifically for enabling access to a relevant program of research,
- An Australian citizen or permanent resident of Australia,
- A current Victorian resident and currently affiliated with a Victorian university or research institute (adjunct/honorary status is not eligible).

*Career disruption accounts for maternal or paternal leave only.
Applications will be assessed based on the following criteria:

- Demonstrated research excellence through academic achievements, significance and impact of research, awards, publications, and links with Government policy.
- Demonstrated characteristics of interdisciplinary collaboration, community engagement or support, leadership, and initiative.
- How attendance at the identified international conference and proposed research would enhance career progression.
Timelines and important dates
31 January 2019: Applications open

28 March 2019: Applications close (Research Office Submission Deadline)

3 June 2019: Finalist applications due (Research Office to submit ONE finalist to Club Melbourne)

June/July 2019: Judging period

29 July 2019: Shortlisted finalists announced

August 2019: 2019 Fellow announced at Anniversary Dinner

1 September 2019 - 31 August 2020: Term of 2019 Club Melbourne Fellow
Application Guide
For more information on the Fellowship, including how to apply, the judging process, the requirements and terms and conditions, please refer to the Application Guide.
Application Form
Please contact your Research Office for more information on how to submit your application form and supporting documents.
Should you have any further questions regarding the Fellowship, please contact the Club Melbourne team directly.

Please note: Club Melbourne will only accept one application per Victorian university or research institute submitted by the Research Offices. Individual applications will not be accepted.