Vice-Chancellor's research fellowships

Build a research career with real impact. We offer up to 15 prestigious Vice-Chancellor's Research Fellowships for leading postdoctoral researchers at levels B and C on a three-year, fixed-term basis.

Vice-Chancellor's research fellows will have an opportunity to develop and enhance their academic record and make a significant contribution to our research outcomes.

In addition to competitive remuneration and superannuation benefits, fellows will be entitled to a $20,000 research support grant in the first year of their appointment.

Research areas

Recruitment will focus on our key research areas.


  • Business innovation

Creative Industries

  • Digital media


  • Children and youth intervention


  • Healthy ageing
  • Health economics
  • Systems biology


  • Intellectual property

Science and engineering

  • Biofabrication and biomaterials
  • Environmental health and air quality
  • Machine learning
  • Plant biotechnology
  • Robotics and computer vision


The fellowships are open to Australian and international applicants.

Applications close 16 September 2014.

Step 1: Contact and discuss with an assistant dean (research)

You must contact the relevant assistant dean (research) to confirm that they are willing to host your fellowship. At this point, you will be able to discuss the intellectual and physical environment at QUT and the type of project you are interested in undertaking.

List of assistant deans (research)

If you are unsure which faculty to speak to, contact the Director at the Office of Research, Michael McArdle.

Step 2: Complete supporting information

You'll need to complete these supporting documents to help you make your application:

Step 3: Apply online

Applicants should submit their application and supporting documentation by 16 September 2014. 

Apply for a Vice-Chancellor's Research Fellowship


Contact Michael McArdle or Belinda Richardson for more information.