Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellowship 2021

The Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellowships are intended to build research and innovation capability and excellence and create impact, in strategic priority research strengths at Deakin University. The Fellowships support and develop early career researchers, aiming to enhance our capacity and capability in key research areas and build the next generation of high achieving and internationally competitive researchers.

Internal deadlines

Stage Date
Application openMonday 5 October, 2020
Applications close23:59 (AEDT) Monday 2 November, 2020
Outcomes advisedMid December 2020 – Mid January 2021


  • Applicants must have been awarded a PhD on or after 1 January 2017 or, together with allowable career interruptions, have an award of PhD date that would be commensurate with a PhD Award Date of 1 January 2017.
  • Applicants are required to hold Australian work rights at point of application.

Funding amounts

  • The Fellowship provides 2 years of salary support from a Level A, Step 6 up to the top of Level B classification, commensurate with experience (ranges from $88,209 - $117,503 per annum; current at 24 May 2020).
  • Successful Fellows also receive a once off research support grant of $15,000, which must be used for direct research costs that relate specifically to the research project.

How to apply

A preview of the Online Application Form is available.

  1. Read the 2021 Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Guidelines, Instructions and Conditions of Award.
  2. Liaise with the Faculty/School/Institute/SRIC that aligns most closely with your research interests and identify your proposed supervisor. Refer to the Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Faculty/School/Institute/SRIC contacts page.
  3. Prepare the following supporting documents to be uploaded as part of your application:
  4. Complete the online application form via the Deakin careers website, ensuring you upload all supporting documents.
  5. Submit the application on or before the closing date and time.

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Key contacts

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