Forrest Research Foundation Post-doctoral Fellowships 2025

Forrest Research Foundation Post-doctoral Fellowships 2025:

Early-stage post-doctoral researchers with exceptional academic profiles who have already made major contributions to their field through their own research are eligible to apply for Forrest Fellowships.

Early-stage post-doctoral researchers with exceptional academic profiles who have already made major contributions to their field through their own research are eligible to apply for Forrest Fellowships.

The Minderoo Foundation, on behalf of Andrew and Nicola Forrest, donated $65 million over a ten-year period to create the Forrest Research Foundation (‘the Foundation’) at The University of Western Australia in 2014. Their donation aims to draw the next generation of brilliant minds to Western Australia, helping the state become a global hub for innovation and research. In order to encourage and support exceptional post-doctoral researchers in their early careers to conduct top-notch research at a university in Western Australia, the Forrest Research Foundation offers research fellowships.

Those selected to be Forrest Fellows will be exceptionally talented and resourceful individuals who have attained the greatest level of academic success and have the capacity to positively impact the world. They will support the development of Western Australia’s potential for world-class research and innovation.

Additionally job contract at a university in Western Australia must be held in tandem with the Fellowships. The employment contract will include provisions for the general objective of the Forrest Research Foundation, which includes ambassadorial activities and the mentoring of Forrest Scholars. It will also be mandatory for Forrest Fellows to serve as mentors and leaders in Forrest Hall. Also apply for The World’s Top 10 Scholarships for International Students.

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  • University: Forrest Research Foundation / Australian Universities.
  • Degree Level: Post-doctoral.
  • Scholarship coverage: Fully Funded.
  • Eligible nationalities: All Nationalities.
  • Country of award: Australia.

Deadline For Application:

The deadline for Application to apply for Forrest Research Foundation Post-doctoral Fellowships 2025 is  May 31, 2024 (Applications will open in mid-May).

Financial Benefits:

Post-doctoral Fellowships from the Forrest Research Foundation will offer:

  • Compensation commensurate with a Level A Step 8 post (the University of Western Australia salary scales at $95,000 + 17% superannuation, for instance).
  • A $21,447 annual accommodation allowance in 2023 (subject to the marginal tax rate)
  • A one-time payment of $12,000 for relocation and research travel.

Documents Required:

  • Filled-out application.
  • Curriculum vitae.
  • List of publications.
  • List of grants and honours.
  • Impact statement discussing the applicant’s goal to use their study to change the world and the selection criteria.
  • Details about four referees’ contacts.
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Eligibility Criteria:

The following criteria must be met in order for an applicant to be eligible for post-doctoral fellowships from the Forrest Research Foundation:

  • English is the language that is required.
  • All nations across the world are eligible.
  • Applicants must be in their final year of a PhD programme or no more than two years post-dissertation to be eligible to apply.
  • Forrest Hall must be the applicant’s primary residence during the Fellowship.
  • The intention of an applicant to be a Forrest Fellow must include mentoring Forrest Scholars, serving as an advocate for the Forrest Research Foundation, and exercising leadership within Forrest Hall.
  • The Candidates must fulfil the requirements of the designated university for employment eligibility.
  • All disciplines of researchers are welcome to apply.
  • The guidelines for the Forrest Research Foundation Fellowship can be found here.
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Application Process:

  • The research group or department where an applicant wants to conduct their post-doctoral research must be contacted. They they must get direct assurance that a senior member of the academic staff would mentor their work.
  • The Foundation will get in touch with the suggested academic mentor for. Those applicants who make the short list to formally request their support.

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