Curtin Research Fellowships

Curtin Research Fellowships for commencement in 2017

The call for applications in 2016, for commencement in 2017, refers to a targeted research-only fellowship with two streams:

  1. Early Career Researcher Fellowship: Suitably qualified applicants who have been awarded a PhD on or after 1 March 2011.
  2. Senior Research Fellowship: Suitably qualified applicants with more than five years post-doctoral experience.

Curtin Indigenous Research Fellowships

Australian indigenous applicants are encouraged to apply for a Curtin Indigenous Research Fellowship in one of the above two streams. Kindly note that Aboriginality is an inherent requirement of the Indigenous Research Fellowship position per Section 50(d) of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984.

Applications Open: Wednesday 06 July 2016 at 9:00am (GMT +8:00)

Applications Close: Monday 08 August 2016 at 9:00am (GMT +8:00)


All applications must be completed and submitted using the online application system.

Note: Your application is not lodged until you have received an acknowledgement email from the Office of Research and Development confirming receipt of your application and required documents.

Successful applicants will be appointed as a staff member within the recruiting area sponsoring the fellowship application. It is therefore critical that the potential fellow liaise directly with the appropriate head of recruiting area prior to submitting an application to ensure that the proposed project and activities align with the area’s strategic plan. Applications without the signature of the appropriate head of recruiting area to confirm support will not be considered.

The fellowships are not restricted to Australian citizens.

Applicants must have completed a research doctoral degree.

FastTrack option

If you have recently applied for an ARC/NHMRC Fellowship scheme and would like to be considered for a Curtin Research Fellowship, Curtin invites you to submit your full ARC/NHMRC application by selecting the Fast Track Option in the online application system.

Enquiries should be directed to the Office of Research and Development on +61 8 9266 4248 or

Related documents

Fellowship Online Application System

Applications Open: Wednesday 06 July 2016 at 9:00am (GMT +8:00)

Applications Close: Monday 08 August 2016 at 9:00am (GMT +8:00) 

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“Curtin Fellow Wins Prime Ministers Prize for Science” – Dr Kate Trinajstic

Senior Curtin Research Fellow, Dr Kate Trinajstic, won a coveted Prime Minister’s prize for science for her ground breaking work in the preservation of fossilised soft tissue of ancient fish.

“It’s not just how you play the game” – Dr Sean Gorman

Determining the effectiveness of the AFL’s ‘Rule 30’ will provide more knowledge about how ethnic harmony and diversity can be achieved throughout the community.

“Applied geology gets steamed up” – Professor Steve Reddy and Dr Katy Evans

Geothermal power – exploiting heat stored in the earth – is proving to be an efficient, sustainable energy source for an increasing number of population centres worldwide. Locally, Curtin’s Institute for Geoscience Research is helping determine the capability for hot fluids from the Perth Basin to be extracted for geothermal power.

“Diversity on the board” – Dr Jeremy Galbreath

The ratio of men to women at board director level is about 10:1 for firms listed in the ASX200. Many firms could be strategically addressing the imbalance now that research from Curtin’s Graduate School of Business has shown they may be better equipped to address sustainability if women serve on the board.