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Junior Fellowship


Applications for FY2020 will open 1st July 2019


Junior Fellowships in Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery (OHNS), provide support to outstanding, early-career, postdoctoral OHNS researchers. Applicants can be either scientists or fully qualified physicians or surgeons. 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 the applicant’s host institution, or an alternative institution in Australia, New Zealand or overseas.

This Award was previously known as the Research Training Fellowship.

Term of award

Up to 2 years


Scientists, physicians or surgeons with PhD research qualification (or significant research experience) at the time of application (or will be awarded PhD or obtain significant research experience before year of Fellowship).


Financial assistance is provided for each of the two (2) years of the Fellowship. Funding includes an allocation equivalent to the NH&MRC Training Support Package Level 1 for the applicant's salary (including on-costs), plus up to AUD 15,000 pa for consumables, equipment and conference attendance. Fellowships must be administered through an Australian or New Zealand institution.

How to apply

Applications are open during July and August for awards commencing the following year, with outcomes being communicated in December. Applications must be submitted online via the GPRWMF Application Portal, which can be accessed through this website. Please note that this Award may not be offered every year. Awards on offer will be announced on the GPRWMF website in June.

Application requirements

Full submission requirements are made available when the application round opens.

In brief, submissions require:

  • Personal details
  • An up-to-date CV, including current grants and applications pending or to be submitted within the year
  • A proposed institution, intended Head of Department and intended Supervisor
  • References (instructions provided in the application form)
  • A summary of the aims of the proposed research project, a brief background and a research plan (including key references to the work of other scientists relevant to the project, the proposed study, experiments and methods to be used).

Supporting Documents

Junior Fellowship - Brochure