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Vice-Chancellor's Research Fellowship 2020

Shape the world through research


RMIT’s Vice-Chancellor’s Research Fellowship program is internationally acclaimed for its applied, interdisciplinary research. We are proud to influence partnerships that help to commercialise research knowledge and scale up effective innovations. 

This year will focus on recruiting Senior Research Fellows, Research Fellows, Postdoctoral Fellows and Indigenous Research Fellows whose experience and expertise align with one of RMIT’s eight Enabling Capability Platforms, including the Design & Creative Practice ECP

Working within one of ECP areas, Fellows will make significant contributions to RMIT’s research priorities by developing and engaging in high-quality, high impact research projects, which address local, national, regional and global challenges.


Registrations open – July 2019

Registrations close – 18 August 2019

Fellowship applications close – 25 August 2019

Research Plan Submissions – 9 – 22 September 2019

Interviews – October 2019 

Reference checks – November 2019

Offers and contracts – November/​December 2019


To be eligible for one of the Vice-Chancellor Research Fellowship, you must hold a PhD/​Doctorate qualification or if applying specifically to the Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, be awarded your PhD prior to accepting an offer of employment.

Fellowships are not available to RMIT employees with current ongoing academic positions.


To start your application submit a Register Your Interest’ via this link. Eligible applicants will then be invited to complete a full application.

The Register Your Interest’ stage closes on Sunday 18 August 2019 with the application assessment closing a week later, therefore we strongly encourage you to register your interest ASAP.

For further information on the application process, please visit Vice-Chancellor’s Research Fellowships.