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 July 2021
Applications close11.55pm on Wednesday 1 September 2021 (AEST)
Outcomes advisedEnd of November 2021


Funding Amount

  • 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 27th April 2021).
  • Successful Fellows also receive a once off research support grant of $15,000, to be used throughout the Fellowship.  This grant must be used for direct research costs that relate specifically to the research project.

How to apply

Download a preview of the Online Application form

  1. Read the 2022 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:
    • Top 3 Publications
    • Summary of Experience and Contributions
    • Research Project Proposal – you must work with your supervisor to prepare this
    • Curriculum Vitae and Publication List  - to be uploaded as a single PDF document
    • Evidence of PhD conferral, or letter from your institution indicating you are on track to complete your PhD by no later than 31 December 2021.
    • Evidence of any career interruptions impacting your eligibility (if applicable).  This can be in the form of a Statutory Declaration (This link is for a Victorian Statutory Declaration.  Equivalent Statutory Declarations are also accepted as long as they are in English).
  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.

Apply here

Documents and information

Frequently Asked Questions

2022 Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Guidelines, Instructions and Conditions of Award

Career Interruptions Calculator  

Step 1:   Enter your PhD Award Conferral date as DD-MM-YYY

Step 2:   Enter the start and finish dates of your career interruption as DD-MM-YYYY

Step 3: Enter the time fraction that you were working at the time of your career interruption
(i.e. 1.0 for full time, 0.8 for 4 days a week etc.)

Step 4:   Select the reason for the interruption from the drop down provided

Your total effective days will automatically be calculated to determine your effective PhD Conferral date.  Your eligibility will be displayed as YES (you are eligible to apply) or NO (you are not eligible to apply).

Impact themes: For further information regarding Deakin’s Impact Themes please see Deakin 2030 Ideas to Impact (page 15)

Online Application Form

Key contacts

Faculties/Institute/SRIC/School contact information

For further information regarding the fellowships please contact