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Junior Fellowship



To enable outstanding individuals to obtain postdoctoral (or equivalent) training under the supervision of an experienced clinical or scientific researcher, with the view to establishing a research career in OHNS in Australia and/or New Zealand.

These Fellowships are offered only to those who are judged by the Foundation to have great potential in the field.

Fellowships may be spent in Australia, New Zealand or overseas.

This Award was previously known as the Research Training Fellowship.

Term of award

Up to 2 years, full time.


Applicants must be a fully qualified scientist, surgeon or equivalent clinical specialist, and hold a PhD or provide evidence of significant independent research experience. Applicants must have no more than five years postdoctoral (or equivalent) experience at the time of application.

Full eligibility requirements are listed in the Terms and Conditions of Award.


Funding includes a stipend based on the the NH&MRC Training Support Package Level 1 (or equivalent in New Zealand) for the applicant's salary, plus up to AUD 15,000 pa for minor items of equipment, consumables, and conference attendance.

How to apply

Applications are open during the annual Award Round, with outcomes being communicated in December. Applications must be submitted online via the GPRWMF Applications Portal.

Please note that this Award may not be offered every year. Awards on offer will be announced on the GPRWMF website during June and July.

Application requirements

Key information for Junior Fellowship Applications include:

  • Details of the Applicant, including an up-to-date CV
  • Details of proposed Institution, intended Head of Department and intended Supervisor
  • Details of two (2), professional, non-conflicted Referees
  • Research Plan, including Background, Research Aims, Methodologies and Key References

Any additional requirements are specified in the Applications Portal form and/or Instructions for Applicants.

Applications are through the Applications Portal. To register, please click here.