Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellowship 2021

Frequently asked questions

How do I apply for an Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellowship?

Prior to applying for a Fellowship, please refer to the Guidelines (available soon) to confirm your eligibility. Applications must be made via the Online Application Form (available soon). A preview of the online application form is available for your reference.

When do applications open for the 2021 round?

Information about the 2021 round, including links to the Deakin Recruit application form will be available soon.

Do I have to know who my supervisor is before I apply?

Yes, the online application form requires you to identify your preferred supervisor and you should also work with this person to prepare you Research Project proposal, which is required as part of the application process. Please refer to the contacts page for a list of Faculties and Institutes to assist you in identifying which area would align best with your research.

Can you please recommend a supervisor at Deakin for me? / I have not been able to find a potential supervisor at Deakin can you please assist?

Please refer to the contacts page for a list of Faculties and Institutes to assist you in identifying a potential supervisor.

Is it possible to meet with potential supervisors at Deakin to discuss the research proposal before applying?

You would need to identify your proposed supervisor and contact them to see if they would be willing to meet for a discussion.

Will I be asked to provide referee reports as part of my application?

Referee reports will be requested for candidates who reach the informal offer stage. Nothing is required from you as part of the application process in regards to referees.

What would be considered as acceptable evidence for my non-academic career disruptions?

You can provide a Statutory Declaration outlining your non-academic employment as evidence.

What is the latest possible time to start my fellowship in 2021?

As per the Employment Conditions stated in the attached Guidelines:

  • Domestic applicants must be able to commence the fellowship by 31st March, 2021. If they are unable to commence by this date due to COVID-19 their offer will be withdrawn and considered in the 2022 round.
  • International applicants must be able to commence the fellowship by 30th September, 2021. If they are unable to commence by this date due to COVID-19 their offer will be withdrawn and considered in the 2022 round.

Are practice-led research projects encouraged to apply? What type of research proposals are you encouraging applicants to submit?

Please refer to the Assessment Criteria section of the Guidelines (available soon) which will provide further information. To discuss your particular proposal further we would encourage you to connect directly with the Faculty or Institute which best aligns with your research area.

Can I obtain feedback on my application if it is unsuccessful?

Unfortunately, due to the large volume of applications received, we are unable to provide individual feedback to unsuccessful applicants.