Research Training Fellowship


Please note that this Award is not being offered in FY 2019.


Research Training Fellowships in Otorhinolaryngology provide support to outstanding early career postdoctoral 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. Up to three (3) Fellowships may be awarded each year. Fellowships may be spent in the applicant’s host institution, or an alternative institution in Australia, New Zealand or overseas.

Term of award

Up to two (2) years.


Scientists or fully qualified physicians or surgeons, who hold a PhD or equivalent research qualification at the time of application, or will be awarded a PhD or equivalent research qualification on or before the year of commencement of the 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 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 mid-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).