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RMIT University Vice-Chancellor’s Research Fellowships

Application Deadline: 17:00 on 28 September 2021

It’s all about you. And what you need to progress your research career and shine as a researcher.  

You will have an opportunity to work with a unique mix of interdisciplinary experts and collaborative clustering that will help to solve complex local, national and global problems. 

What makes the Vice-Chancellor’s Research Fellowships different?

We will enable you to build your profile, develop your leadership skills and expand your networks when you align your research to one of RMIT’s Strategic Research Priority Themes and one or more of our Enabling Capability Platforms (ECPs).

RMIT’s Vice-Chancellor’s Research Fellows 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. 

RMIT’s eight Enabling Capability Platforms bring together researchers from across our Schools and Colleges, differentiating RMIT in the way we enable researchers to engage beyond traditional discipline boundaries and to build connections across academia, as well as with industry, government, and communities. 


To be eligible for one of the Vice-Chancellor’s Research Fellowships, you must hold a PhD/Doctorate qualification, or if applying specifically to the Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, be awarded your PhD prior to an offer being made (approximately December 2021).

Fellowships are not available to current RMIT employees who are already in ongoing academic roles. 

RMIT staff on casual or fixed-term contracts who meet the Fellowship’s eligibility criteria are eligible to apply.

We are recruiting Senior Research Fellows, Research Fellows, Postdoctoral Fellows and Indigenous Research Fellows whose experience and expertise align with one of our 8 Strategic Research Priority Themes.

For this round, due to the impacts of COVID-19 on Australian borders and travel, we are only accepting applications for the Vice-Chancellors Research Fellowships from applicants:

  1. who are Australian Citizens or Australian Permanent Residents at the time of applying (applies to those both living in Australia or living overseas)

    : you must also be able to physically commence employment at one of RMIT’s Australian campuses by 1 March 2022;
  2. who hold a current Australian work visa and living in Australia at the time of applying. You will be required to clearly identify your Visa during the application process.

Application Procedure

Start by applying through our online, mobile-friendly application Vervoe platform.

We will ask you to align your Fellowship application to one of our Research Priority Theme’s, and one or more of the Enabling Capability Platforms (ECPs), and one academic school. You will be asked:

  • eligibility questions
  • about your research outputs and achievements
  • detailed information about your career and any career interruptions
  • a current Curriculum Vitae
  • to write a 100-word summary of your intended research project and a 100-word statement of potential impact from your research
  • to upload a video of 3 minutes or less, describing one of your research highlights that has made the most significant impact and why? We are looking for outstanding communication skills, it is important that your answer is succinct. 

Official Website: RMIT University Vice-Chancellor’s Research Fellowships



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