June 2, 2012

UTS Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Research Fellowships for International Scholars

University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) Chancellor's Postdoctoral fellowships

Course(s) Offered: Several fields
Course Level: Graduate (Research Fellowships)
Provider: UTS
Country to Study in: Australia

Scholarship Description
The Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (CPDRF) Scheme aims to support the UTS research strategy by attracting and retaining excellent researchers who will strengthen the national and international profile of UTS research. The Scheme is strongly supported by the University’s Chancellor, Professor Vicki Sara.

CPD Fellowships are extremely prestigious and highly competitive. Applicants must have an outstanding track record relative to opportunity in order to be short-listed.

Eligibility
Applicants will have been awarded a research doctoral degree (equivalent to an Australian PhD degree) within 5 years of the closing date for Full Applications. Research doctoral degree candidates whose thesis is under examination at the closing date, and research doctoral degree candidates who will submit their PhD thesis by 31 December 2012 may also apply. International applications are welcome.

Eligible groups
International students from any country

Participating Institutions
University of Technology, Sydney (UTS)

Fields of study
The CPD Fellowship Scheme aims to support UTS’ strategic intent to be a research leader in specific areas across each of the following six key research themes:
  • Health futures
  • Sustainability and the built environment
  • Creative and civil societies
  • Business innovation
  • Communication and intelligent systems
  • Future services, industries and productivity
Number of awards
The number of Fellowships awarded will depend on the quality of the candidates and the funding available. In 2010, UTS awarded as many as ten CPD Fellowships, which increased to twelve in 2011. In 2012, a record sixteen Fellowship applicants were successful.

Sponsorship duration
Fellowships are offered for either three years for a research-only appointment; or four years for a combination research and teaching appointment.

Scholarship benefits
Fellows will initially be appointed at Academic Salary Level A Step 4 or Level B Step 2, based on years of experience. Effective 1 January 2013, the annual salary for Level A Step 4 will be A$79,822 and for Level B Step 2 will be A$87,179. Applicants with less than 2 years experience since the award of their PhD (at the closing date for Full Applications) should expect to be offered Fellowships at Level A. Project funding of up to $45,000 is also available.

The CPDRF scheme enables early-career researchers to work with senior and established UTS researchers. CPD Fellows will have an opportunity for gaining international research experience as an integral part of their Fellowship, preparing them for an international career and ensuring access to high-quality research facilities.

Method of Application
The two-stage application process involves an Expression of Interest (EOI) stage and an invited Full Application stage.

Prior to lodging an EOI, Fellowship applicants must gain support from the Faculty/School in which they are proposing to work. Only applicants who have the agreement of a UTS Supervisor are eligible to apply and must consult closely with him/her in developing an Expression of Interest.

A valid EOI application requires an online registration, followed by the electronic submission of the EOI application document using the template provided. All applicants must fill in the online EOI Registration form which can be accessed on the official website (link to it is below).

For current application information and procedures, INCLUDING to download the current documents you will need to submit an Expression of Interest under the Chancellor's Postdoctoral Research Fellowships Scheme 2013, please visit the official website (link to it is below).

DEADLINES:
Expressions of Interest close -- Tuesday, 12 June 2012, 5pm AEST
Expression of Interest outcome -- Monday, 15 July 2012
Full applications open (invitation only) -- Tuesday, 17 July 2012
Full applications close -- Monday, 6 August 2012, 5pm AEST
PhD award date for eligibility -- On or after 6 August 2007
PhD submission date (if no PhD yet awarded) -- On or before 31 December 2012

Please note:
Once eligibility has been checked and confirmed from the registration details, applicants will receive instructions for the online submission of their EOI application document (using the template provided above). Applicants are therefore encouraged to complete the registration process as soon as practical, ideally at least one week before the EOI deadline. Late submissions or application documents submitted without prior online registration and eligibility confirmation will not be accepted.

Applicants whose Expression of Interest is shortlisted will be invited to submit a Full Application. The relevant documents and instructions for this stage will subsequently be forwarded to them.

Contact
All enquiries about the UTS Chancellor's Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Scheme should be addressed to:

Dr Thorsten Kostulski
Manager, Research Development
Research and Innovation Office
University of Technology, Sydney
E: research.grants@uts.edu.au
T: +61 2 9514 8239 or +61 2 9514 9681
F: +61 2 9514 1244

Application Deadline: 12 June / 6 August 2012
Open to International students: Yes

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