Inaugural MDHS Indigenous Postdoctoral Fellowship

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MDHS is proud to announce the establishment of the Indigenous Postdoctoral Fellowship which will support career pathways for Indigenous academics.


The fellowship aims to support the next generation of Indigenous researchers who will actively contribute to health research and/or address critical health issues facing Indigenous communities. The Fellows will contribute to and enrich the Faculty’s diverse scholarly community and strengthen our existing Indigenous research community.

Who is the Fellowship for?

  • Indigenous University of Melbourne MDHS PhD graduates (or near completion) who are interested in continuing an academic path with the Faculty
  • Applicants must have submitted, or intend to submit, their PhD within the 2020-21 financial year
  • The three-year Fellowship offers mentorship and support to achieve the research goals of aspiring Indigenous academics
  • Successful candidates will demonstrate a commitment to health research, and research that will inform and influence practice and policy areas critical to improving Indigenous health
  • Fellows will use their research as the basis for teaching during the Fellowship

How to Apply

Key Dates

Applications open Monday 5 October
Applications close Sunday 8 November (5pm)
Interviews will be held in late November

  • Read the Position Description and Terms of Reference and fill in the Application Form and Research Plan below
  • Submit to
  • Applicants are required to articulate their research plans and if successful will be located in the department most relevant to their proposed research project
  • Applicants are strongly encouraged to discuss their planned research projects with relevant heads of academic areas they would like to work in and their PhD supervisors (if not yet graduated)

Position Description (PDF 531.6 KB)
Terms of Reference (PDF 75.3 KB)
Application Form and Research Plan (DOCX 59.2 KB)

For more information, please contact
Kristi Roberts, Manager, Indigenous Development