The Peeneeyt Thanampool (Strong Women) Aunty Joan Vickery and Aunty Angela Clarke MDHS Indigenous Post-doctoral Fellowship

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The Peeneeyt Thanampool (Strong Women) Aunty Joan Vickery and Aunty Angela Clarke MDHS Indigenous Post-doctoral Fellowship supports career pathways for Indigenous academics.


The Fellowship aims to support the next generation of Indigenous researchers who will actively contribute to translational 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 local and global Indigenous research community. To further support international research pathways and networks, the Fellowship will also include the opportunity to work overseas.

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 2023-24 financial year.
  • The three-year Fellowship offers mentorship and support to achieve the research goals of aspiring Indigenous academics, including a stipend to cover travel and accommodation expenses for national and international engagement
  • 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 inequalities
  • Fellows will use their research as the basis for teaching during the Fellowship.

How to Apply

Key Dates

Applications open Wednesday 11 October
Applications close Sunday 12 November (11:59pm)
Interviews will be held in 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
Terms of Reference
Application Form and Research Plan

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