[PlanetKR] Research Opportunities in Australia: Discovery Future Fellowships

Mary-Anne Williams Mary-Anne at it.uts.edu.au
Wed Sep 3 16:02:56 EST 2008

Hello Everyone,

The new Australian Government has promised an Educational Revolution
and a surge in funding for Research. It recently introduced a scheme
for outstanding mid-career researchers called Future Fellowships.

If you are interested in pursing a future fellowship please let know.
If you are coming to KR/ICAPS we could meet to discuss the
opportunities for future fellowships at my university UTS, which has
also been investing in research over the last few years and has big
plans for the next 10 and beyond.

Looking forward to hearing from you.


Discovery Future Fellowships

The Australian Government announced the creation of a new scheme,
Future Fellowships, to promote research in areas of critical national
importance by giving world class researchers incentives to conduct
their research in Australia. The aim of Future Fellowships is to
attract and retain the best and brightest mid-career researchers.

At present many highly qualified mid-career researchers choose to work
overseas to further their careers due to lack of opportunities in
Australia. The Future Fellowships scheme addresses this problem and
will significantly boost Australia's research and innovation capacity
in areas of national importance.

Over a five-year period (2009 -2013), Future Fellowships will offer
four-year Fellowships of up to $140,000 a year to 1,000 Australian and
international top researchers in the middle of their career. In
addition, each researcher's administering organisation will receive
funding of up to $50,000 per year to support related infrastructure,
equipment, travel and relocation costs.

Future Fellowships will encourage proposals from researchers working
in areas of national priority. Preference will be given to those
researchers who can demonstrate a capacity to build collaboration
across industry, research institutions or with other disciplines.

Professor Mary-Anne Williams
Innovation and Enterprise Research Laboratory
University of Technology, Sydney
NSW 2007 Australia

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