Frequently Asked Questions

We’ve tried to list some of the most common questions you may have on the programme. Before applying –have a look at some of them below, simply click on the question box and the answer will appear below it.

Applications

Eligibility

Required Documentation

Award Payment and Use

  • How long is the Fellowship and what is the payment structure/timing?
    The Fellowship is for 12 months. If you are awarded a Fellowship, it will commence at the time of the ceremony (normally September/October). It may not be deferred or renewed.

    Payment will be made in two installments, one at the time of the ceremony and one six months later.
  • What kind of expenses can the Fellowship funds support?
    The Fellowship can be spent on any research related expenses, including, but not limited to:
    • equipment;
    • reagents and consumables;
    • other materials required for your research;
    • page charges for publishing academic papers in peer-reviewed journals;
    • part or all of the salary of a research assistant, although it may not be used to pay or supplement your own salary;
    • child care expenses, but not for other personal expenses including mortgages, health care etc.;
    • the costs associated with attending relevant conferences or training courses including registration costs, travel and accommodation expenses; and
    • costs associated with travel interstate or overseas including airfares and accommodation.
  • Am I allowed to have other Fellowships or grants at the same time as this one?
    Yes, as long as the terms of the other Fellowships don’t preclude you from holding this one.